Infinite Campus

Infinite Campus is the Palo Alto Unified School District’s student information system. Parents must log onto Infinite Campus each year to complete an Annual Data Update. Parents can also use Infinite Campus to view their student's attendance records, report cards, immunization records, emergency contacts, and more.

Here’s a short guide to Infinite Campus in the hope of explaining what it is for, how you might want to use it and why you really should log in to it before too long. For more information about Infinite Campus, go to the PAUSD web page.

What is Infinite Campus?
Infinite Campus is the new student information system for the Palo Alto Unified School District. It contains electronic records of student enrollment along with information about student attendance, grades and health issues that the district needs to be aware of. Parents and guardians can access the system to see directory and other information held in the database and change it where it needs correcting (changes to your home address still need to be made in person at the District’s main office, though).

Okay, but elementary students don’t receive grades.
Elementary teachers will also have the option of sharing their progress reports (which students receive instead of grades) via Infinite Campus. Parents with children in the secondary grades will use the system even more.

Did I really need to log on to Infinite Campus right away?
If you are an elementary parent, it isn't so vital. But it’s worth doing to check that the district has the right email, phone and address contact details for you. And when you are there you can check how the district thinks you’d like to be contacted (by phone or email, for example) in the case of either emergency or routine school issues.

So I don’t actually need to log on now?
Not really, but parents must log on to Infinite Campus once a year (usually in March or April) to complete an Annual Data Update. This process involves reviewing their student's information on file, including emergency information, medical information, release agreements, and more.

I heard other people have been getting informational calls or emails from the district when I’ve received nothing. Why is that?
It may be that you have an old email or phone number still attached to your record or have requested not to be contacted. Log on to check your preferences and change them if need be. The data for some families also didn’t migrate seamlessly from the old registration system. Nearly all records are now correct, however. Still, if in doubt, just log on to check.

I don't have an access code, or I forgot my username/password – what should I do?
Contact the PAUSD IT team at infinitecampus@pausd.org for help. 

Will Infinite Campus replace the need for individual class email groups on Yahoo, Google or a service like UpToUs?
Not entirely. Teachers will be able to use it to contact parents in their class, but room parents won’t. If a classroom needs activities organized by someone other than its teacher, then it will need to use a site like the ones mentioned above.

How secure is Infinite Campus?
The database is secured to US Department of Defense standards. No-one should be able to access your or your child’s records except you. But, as with any secure online resource, people will be able to access your account if you allow them access to your password.

info courtesy of the Escondido PTA Communications team