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Quick Links for Parents

PowerSchool Parent Portal
Student Information System
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PowerSchool is our Student Information System (SIS). This is the foundation for many of our other programs and services, as they will pull student and parent information directly from PowerSchool. The PowerSchool Parent Portal allows you to access your child's school information. In particular, you will be able to:
  1. Check your child's grades at any time throughout the school year;
  2. Monitor your child's attendance; 
  3. View your child's demographic information; and
  4. Register for the upcoming school year.
Accessing the PowerSchool Parent Portal
APP: Download the PowerSchool Parent Portal mobile app on Google Play or from the Apple App Store.
WEB: Access the web-based version of the PowerSchool Parent Portal here.
Logging into the PowerSchool Parent Portal
Parents and guardians of PTS students will need to create an account to access the PowerSchool Parent Portal. You will need the codes that have been generated specifically for you and your student in order to create your account. Please contact your child's school to obtain your unique code. Once you have the codes, visit to create your account. You will then be able to add your children to your account. Parent and student codes will be automatically sent to kindergarten families shortly after the beginning of the school year.
For more information on Powerschool or for help with using the PowerSchool Parent Portal, visit the PowerSchool Parent Portal page on our website.
My Ride K-12
My Ride K-12

My Ride K-12, formerly known as Ride 360, provides quick access to your child's school bus routing information, including their bus stop, route, and bus number. Families have access to information on where your child's school bus is and its expected arrival time. This information is available on the web and on the My Ride K-12 app, available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play. Families who download the app can receive notifications from our transportation department regarding important transportation information.

What is different in the new app?
To ensure the best support for districts using our parent communication apps and the parents relying on them, the Ride 360 app needed to be refreshed to meet modern requirements. My Ride K-12 provides the same powerful functionality but is built using more modern technology, allowing us to use new features or updates and ensure the app continues to meet our families' needs better. My Ride K-12 is intuitive and similar in functionality to the previous app.
How to I log into the My Ride K-12 app?
Families who have used Ride360 in the past will be =able to log in to My Ride K-12 using their existing Ride 360 username and password.

Where can I access My Ride K-12?
Parents and guardians can start downloading the new app today! Users can log in to the My Ride K-12 app using the same credentials they use in Ride 360 today. Users can also log into to view the web version of the app.

Where can I find more information?
Below are links to flyers you can send to parents and guardians, which are available for download from Tyler Community. 
My School Bucks
Food Services
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My School Bucks is a platform in which families can find all information related to our PTS Food Services Department. With My School Bucks, you can add funds to your child's account with a debit or credit card, set up recurring payments, and receive "low balance" alerts.
Sign Up for an Account
  1. Visit the My School Bucks website and click on "Sign Up Free."
  2. Follow the prompts to set up your account.
  3. Once you are logged in, you will be able to add your children to your account.
All PTS students will receive free breakfast and lunch throughout the 2023-2024 school year. You are still welcome to add money to your child's account in the event they would like to purchase additional food or a la carte items at school.
Pay School Fees Online
Families can pay their child's school fees online with RevTrak. Visit the RevTrak website and create an account to pay online. You are welcome to make a payment on your child's school fees at any point during the school year. Reminder: There are no course fees for students in the 2023-2024 school year. Fees accumulated during the school year may include incidental damage to or loss of books or devices.
Families are welcome to pay their child's curricular fees in one of four ways:
  1. Pay online with RevTrak.
  2. Call the PTS Administration Building at (219)762-6511 to make a payment over the phone.
  3. Visit the PTS Administration Building to make a payment in person.
  4. Mail your payment to the PTS Administration Building at 6240 U.S. Highway 6, Portage, IN 46368. Checks must be made out to Portage Township Schools and include your child's name on the memo line.
School and Family Communication Platform
ParentSquare appParentSquare is the primary communication tool for Portage Township Schools. ParentSquare provides a simple and safe way for everyone at school to connect. 
With ParentSquare, you are able to:
  • Receive all school and classroom communication via email, text or app
  • Easily contact your child's teachers
  • View the school and classroom calendar and RSVP for events
  • Easily sign up to volunteer and/or bring items
Access ParentSquare
WEB: Access ParentSquare on the web at
APP: Access the ParentSquare mobile app via Google Play or Apple App Store.
Activate your Account
  • Visit and click on the "Sign-In" button.
  • In the "Sign Up/Create Password" box, enter your email address. (This must be the email address you provided at registration.)
  • You will receive an activation email from ParentSquare. Follow the directions in the email to activate your account. It takes less than one minute!