Students/Parents Instructions for The Homework Site Program

  1. Access your school's homework service via a link on your school's website or by going to www.thehomeworksite.com and choosing your state from the "Locate Your School" dropdown box. Then, a list of school links in the chosen state will appear. Click on the link for your school.


  2. Click on "Students/Parents."


  3. Create a user profile (first-time users): Create your user profile by clicking, "If you don't have an existing profile, create one here."
    3a) Fill in the blanks on the screen by selecting first a User ID, Email Address and then a Password. Your User ID and Password can be any alphanumeric/symbol characters. Note that you can choose to use a fictitious name or a student ID that the school provides instead of your real name for your User ID. However, by using your real name, your User ID will be significantly easier to remember. If you would like to be able to retrieve forgotten passwords, then you must enter your email address. You can pick any Password you like as well (just enter it twice, once in each field exactly the same way.) Passwords are case-sensitive. Click "Continue."

    3b) Choose the teacher for each of your classes: Select your teacher(s) from the drop-down list. If you have one teacher for multiple clases/subjects, you will want to select that teacher multiple times and then (in the next step below) select each of that teacher's listed classes/subjects that you participate in. Click "Continue."


  4. 3c) Choose your classes/subjects: Now, from the drop-down list, select the class/subject you take for each teacher (For example, if you have 5 classes, you should have 5 drop-down lists in which to select your 5 classes/subjects.) Click "Continue."

    3d) The program then comes back with your Login information (Username and Password), which we suggest you write down in a safe place for future reference. The email address you supplied is also listed so please verify that it is correct or you will not be able to retrieve forgotten passwords. The program also verifies the teachers and classes that you selected for your profile. Click "Student Main Menu" to continue.

  5. You will be brought to the Homework page. Here you will see homework for the current week of all your classes.

    On the Homework Submenu, click on one of the following: "Daily," "Weekly," "Monthly"
    4a) Daily: View your homework assignments given in today's classes. Any classes/subjects, which are highlighted in yellow, signify a major test or project. A "No homework" instruction means the student has no work for that class/subject. A "No homework posted yet" instruction means that the student may still have homework for that class/subject but that the teacher may not have updated the assignment on-line yet (Note: This screen can be printed out by the school as a handout for the student or by the student/parent to use as a checklist. Also, note that by pointing and clicking the mouse hand over the teachers' names, the student/parent can send an e-mail to those teachers that implemented this capability.)

    4b) Weekly: Click "Weekly" to see your homework assignments for the current week (Note: click the arrows at the top to view the assignments in past or future weeks.) Click directly over the day of interest to see the detailed homework instructions (Note: the information you see here is exactly the same information seen when clicking "Daily" or "Monthly.")

    4c) Monthly: Click "Monthly" to see your homework assignments for the current month (Note: click the arrows at the top of the calendar to view the assignments in past or future months. For example, a student/parent may want to view a month or two down the road to see when the major tests, exams, science projects, term papers, etc. are scheduled. Remember, these events will be highlighted in yellow.) Click the number of the corresponding date of interest to see the detailed homework instructions for that day (Note: the information you see here is exactly the same information seen when clicking "Daily," or "Weekly.")

  6. On the Student Main Navigation menu, choose "Bulletin Board". You will see a submenu appear below the main navigation menu.

    5a) Select Board Click on a particular class' bulletin board to see any messages from that teacher. The message could be a reminder of the big football game on Friday and that students should wear their spirit shirts to school that day. Or it could be a class overview of what you can expect to learn that month, semester, or year.

  7. On the Student Main Navigation menu, choose "Calendars". You will see a submenu appear below the main navigation menu with the following links:

    6a) Activity Calendar: Click this button to see a schoolwide activity calendar. Select the"general" or "sports" calendar (whichever is applicable.) Note: some schools may put everything on one calendar. Then, click on the number corresponding to the date to get the details on a particular activity (sports event, faculty meeting, holiday, school play, club meeting, etc<85>) Use the arrows to go back and forth a month.

    6b) Personal Calendar: Click here to schedule on-line your own personal activities and to-dos. Click the "remind" box to send to yourself an e-mail reminder of the activity or to-do. Use the arrows to go back or forth a month. Alternatively, use the drop-down lists to quickly select the desired month and year. Click "go" to jump to the particular month or year.

    Note: The activity, lunch, and personal calendars are all optional calendars to which a school can subscribe.

  8. On the Student Main Navigation menu, choose "User Profile". You will see a submenu appear below the main navigation menu:

    7a) Edit profile: Under "Students/Parents," you can change your password and/or your classes. First, click on "Edit Profile." Type in your case-sensitive password in the space provided.

    Click "Change password." Type it in the exact same way in both fields. Hit "Continue." You now have a new password, which you'll need if you want to change your password or your classes.

    Click "Change classes." You can drop a class by clicking "delete" next to the appropriate class. Use the drop-down menu to select the appropriate number for how many classes you'd like to add. Then, first select the teachers for your new classes. Click "continue." Then select your classes for those teachers. Click "continue." You now have updated your profile.

  9. On the Student Main Navigation menu, choose "Menus". You will see a submenu appear below the main navigation menu with the following links:

    8a) Lunch Calendar: Click this button to see what's for lunch at the cafeteria. Use the arrows to go back and forth a month.

    8b) Breakfast Calendar: Click this button to see what's for breakfast at the cafeteria. Use the arrows to go back and forth a month.

    Note: The activity, lunch, and personal calendars are all optional calendars to which a school can subscribe.

  10. Logout: Click "Logout" in the upper right hand corner of the site to exit. For security reasons, please logout when you are finished using the program.
  11. After creating your student profile, you can quickly login to get your homework assignments by typing your Username in the "Username" field. Then, click "Enter." The program welcomes you to the site and provides information on the various sections of TheHomeworkSite.


If you have further problems or questions, please return to the original page and click on the support link at the bottom of the page to E-Mail us.