Aeries links and related resources for Parents
- To receive a Portal Account
Portal Accounts are automatically generated when an email is associated with the student’s record. This is done for both student and parent portal accounts. Please contact your school office staff and give them the email you wish to use as your portal account login. Please also make sure it is the same one you have used for any other children you have enrolled in our district as this will automatically link the student records under your one portal account.
- To add a student to your Portal Account:
Please contact the school site and request the Email address is the same for each of your students under the Parent’s email. This will automatically link the students in our system under the one account.
To ensure student privacy all address and parent email changes to Aeries must be done at the school site.
- Student accounts
Student mytusd.org accounts are created automatically upon active enrollment.
Student mytusd.org emails are used to create the portal account.
- Forgot Password?
Both parent and student accounts can Click Forgot Password at login screen to reset their passwords.
- Didn’t receive Password email?
Check your junk/spam folder for any emails coming from Portalhelp@tustin.k12.ca.us.
If no email is found, using your parent email address on file, fill out the Support Form below.
- Step 1 Family Information Surveys
- Step 2 Income Survey
- Step 3 Contact Information
- Step 4 Medical History
- Step 5 Documents
- Step 6 Authorizations
- Step 7 E-Siganture
Data Confirmation is turned on annually leading into the new school year. This process allows parents and guardians to provide up-to-date information to their school for the upcoming school year. This also allows schools and the district to notify parents and guardians with annual notices and authorizations.
Data Confirmation Video English
Data Confirmation Video Spanish
Parent Data Confirmation will take parent/guardians through 7 steps. Please see below for a step by step
- Parents/Guardians will be asked to complete 3 short Family Information Surveys.
- Is the student is currently in Foster Care?
- Does the student have a parent/guardian who is active military?
- Is the student is currently experiencing homelessness?
Students experiencing homelessness are entitled to additional resources and support. This information is kept confidential between you and your school's administration.
Parents/Guardians will be asked to complete an Income Survey.
Starting In March of 2023, the Universal Meals Act passed in California that requires California Schools to provide free meals to all students without a Meal Application. This helps families and the district to remove a complicated Meal Application and cut down on processing time. However, schools are still funded through families who would qualify based on income. The Income Survey is a simple alternative to a meal application that will help your school continue to fund free meals for all students.
This information is kept confidential between you and your school's administration.
The contacts screen allows you to update your current contact information for parent guardians and for emergency contacts. This will keep the school office and teachers updated with accurate contact information on how to reach you.
Each student is required to have at least ONE contact labeled a “parent/guardian” in the record type. A Parent/Guardian contact we will need a name, phone number, email, relationship, notification preference and education level. The notification preference “general and emergency” is used of all general messaging including attendance calls, school events, or announcements.
For an emergency contact, please populate the contacts name, relationship, at least 1 phone number, and select the notification preference “emergency only”. These contacts are only used in emergency situations where the school sends an urgent message.
The Authorizations page will allow you to consent to which data can or cannot be released. Some examples are the Student Media release for the district or schools social media, information regarding graduation, or financial aid.
We do not release information or records concerning your child to non-educational organizations or individuals without your consent.
The last step is to confirm all previous information is correct and to Electronically-sign with the link provided. This link will take you inside ParentSquare, our communication system, to E-sign the information provided.
An emergency card is also available for you to print or save at the last step for your records.
- What is ParentSquare?
- Overview Video
- District Contact-ability Goals
- What Contact Information we use and where?
- Where can I Access/Login to ParentSquare?
- Changing your personal settings in ParentSquare:
- Parent Training/Walkthrough
- How do I access a ParentSquare Form?
Tustin Unified strives for clear. effective, and innovative ways to communicate to our families.
Tustin Unified partners with ParentSquare as its primary platform to communicate to families.
ParentSquare will provide communication through phone calls, emails, texting, app notifications along with new integrated features like Survey’s, RSVP signups, and E-signature collection.
ParentSquare is mobile friendly and can be logged in through your Aeries Parent Portal. See below "Where can I Access" for more information.
To provide the best communication to our families, Tustin Unified depends on Parents to update their contact information in Aeries Data Confirmation "Contacts" accurately. In this screen parent/guardians will be required to mark at least one contact as the "Parent/Guardian" as well as any other emergency contacts.
- Each Parent/Guardian Contact requires last name, first name, telephone, email, notification preference as "general", relationship, and education level. At least one Parent/Guardian Contact is required.
- Each Emergency Contact requires last name, first name, telephone, and notification preference set to "emergency only". All other fields are optional.
- Each student to have a minimum of 3 unique contacts (parent/guardian and any emergency contacts included)
TUSD uses the Contacts area from Enrollment and Data Confirmation in Aeries to call or email out to families. To verify your contact information is correct, please login to your Parent Portal, navigate to “Student Data -> Data Confirmation -> Contacts” to edit your contact information.
For Parent/Guardian records we need the following fields:
- Last Name
- First Name
- Record Type
- Notification Preference
- Telephone Number
- Education Level
- Correspondence Language (if other than English)
Below is an example of a Parent/Guardian record being completed.
*Please note, the Notification preference being set to “Emergency Only” will only notify that contact in a true emergency. To receive any announcements from your school or district, the Notification Preference must be set to “General and Emergency”
**Messages being sent as “text messages” will only be sent to phone numbers listed in the “Mobile Phone” field.
With providing your phone and or email, you can further choose how you want to be notified in those areas. ParentSquare allows you to set each modality as 1 of 3 options: Instant/Digest/Off.
Example screenshot from the ParentSquare desktop version:
Example Screenshots from the ParentSqaure App version:
Forms is a tool inside ParentSqaure (similar to Google Forms) used by Schools and the District to send Surveys or to collect E-signatures.
Below are instructions how to access a Form sent to Parents or Students.
Instructions on accessing a ParentSquare form for Parents and Students.
Instrucciones sobre cómo acceder a ParentSquare para Padres y Estudiantes.