BUSD is Moving from PowerSchool to Illuminate 

For the 2017-2018 school year BUSD is moving from PowerSchool to Illuminate. This is how Longfellow will store student grades, assignments and attendance data. To start using this tool, please follow the steps listed below. 

You'll need the code to create your parent account in Illuminate. You can obtain your Parent Access Code by completing step one below.

For a video that walks you through steps 2-5 and how to navigate Illuminate, click this link.


  1. To get your Parent Access Code visit this look up site

    Enter all the required information to get your code:

         - 7-digit student id number

         - Student last name

         - Parent first name

         - The numeric portion of your street address

To access the Portal, go to

The first time you visit, click on Create Account (in Green).

Complete the following page by filling in: 

        - First Name Your first name

        - Last Name Your last name

        - Email This is your user name

        - Phone Only needed if you'd like to receive text updates

        - Access Code The access code you obtained in step #1

        - Password Create a password

        - Once this form is complete, click Submit.


Once in the portal, select the Gradebook, Assessment, or Report Card information you would like to see.

Absences and Tardies

Absences and Tardies

The "Attendance History" icon will show you the attendance for the semester.  This section tells you how many absences your child has during the semester.  Because the students do not necessarily have the same classes every day, they may not be marked as absent for a class even though they missed school that day.   You will see a code that notes how the absence is classified and the definition on the legend at the bottom of that page.


All absences must be cleared by contacting the attendance office at 644-6260. 

Clicking on a number in the Absences or Tardies rows will give you dates and other details.


1500 Derby Street

Berkeley, CA 94703

Tel: 510-644-6360
Fax: 510-644-8707

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