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Registration fee invoices were sent via email on August 1
On Tuesday, August 1, all CCSD 89 families were sent an emailed invoice from MySchoolBucks requesting payment for 2023-24 school fees. The invoice was sent from the email address: “firstname.lastname@example.org”. As a reminder, school fees were not paid during registration.
MySchoolBucks is used for school payments, such as fees and lunches. The invoice will be for required items only. Families can also pay for optional items (such as gym clothes, lockers, and recorders) through the MySchoolBucks school store. That store is accessible through PowerSchool.
Families can pay school fees by logging into PowerSchool and using the MySchoolBucks button. Letters were mailed to new CCSD 89 families with the individualized code needed to create a PowerSchool account.
- Instructions on creating a PowerSchool account
- Instructions for linking your PowerSchool and MySchoolBucks accounts
Families that used MySchoolBucks last year may have already linked their accounts.
If you did not receive an invoice from MySchoolBucks by Wednesday, August 2, please check your junk mail or spam folder. You may also need to confirm that the school has an accurate, current email address for your family.
Setting up a PowerSchool account
Most returning CCSD 89 families will have already created their free PowerSchool account.
On Friday, July 22, the district sent a letter in the U.S. Mail to all the families that have not created a PowerSchool account. The letter gives instructions on starting a PowerSchool account. The letter included an “Access ID” that is unique to you. This will allow you to log in for the first time.
PowerSchool will also be used to see bus routes, grades, and teacher assignments when they are made available on Wednesday, August 16.
Setting up a MySchoolBucks account
If you have not previously used MySchoolBucks, start at the MySchoolBucks homepage, then choose “Sign Up Free” from the left side of the page.
Select “Illinois” then “Community Consolidated School District 89” from the drop-down menus. Next, enter your email address, create a password, and answer the password-retrieval questions. The system will send you an email to allow you to log in to the MySchoolBucks site.
To find your student’s invoices and the school store, enter your student’s first and last name as it appears in PowerSchool. This would be the name you registered your student under.
The system will then ask for your student’s birthdate or school ID number. From there, you will see any invoices listed at the top of the page. To pay for optional items (such as locks, gym uniforms, and recorders), choose “School Store” and then “Store Home” from the drop-down menu at the top of the page. Check out by using the cart at the top of the page.
This video walks you through the steps of adding funds to a MySchoolBucks account: https://youtu.be/ALry7hL-_Us
Linking your PowerSchool and MySchoolBucks accounts
This guide will help you link your PowerSchool account with your MySchoolBucks account. (This only needs to be done once.)
While you can log in to MySchoolBucks separately, linking the account with PowerSchool provides a single sign-on that many users find convenient.
When your PowerSchool and MySchoolBucks accounts are linked, you will see a “MySchoolBucks” icon in the bottom left corner of your account. When you click on that icon you will see a “Go to MSB” button in the upper right corner.
Posted: August 2, 2023