Included on this page are an array of resources to help our families find important information and stay engaged in their child's learning.

Families and Students

Below are links to some of the most important information you’ll need as you prepare your child for a rewarding educational experience in Cincinnati Public Schools.

    Class Supply Lists

    Educational Resources

    • Covedale Student Home Page — This is the home screen for the students' computers at school.
    • ABCya — Many students use this site in the computer lab. There are activities for all grade levels and subjects and the site is easy to navigate.
    • Free Smoke Detectors — Click the link to get information about how you can receive free smoke detectors for your home.

    English/Language Arts

    • AR Book Finder — Check to see if your child's book is in the Accelerated Reader system.
    • Accelerated Reader Parent Login — Check on your child's AR points. If you need a username and password, contact your child's language arts teacher. (Note: Your child cannot take AR tests from home.)
    • Spelling City — Several teachers use this free site for spelling practice. You can search for a list by your teacher's name, or you can play different spelling games just for general practice.
    • Vocabulary Workshop — Students in the 6th grade use this vocabulary series; you can log in to their practice site using a code found inside the cover of your child's workbook.

    Foreign Language





    Project Connect

    For children who are experiencing homelessness, the risk of falling behind academically is significantly greater. Project Connect helps clear barriers to education for families who are homeless. From assisting with enrollment and promoting attendance to providing in-school and summer programs, Project Connect provides guidance and support to give a leg up for children and youth who are experiencing homelessness. Learn more about Project Connect and the services it offers.

    Technology Tools

    PowerSchool is the computer system used by Cincinnati Public Schools to keep track of student information. It helps parents be an active part of their children's education and keep track of academic progress on a daily basis.

    Schoology (pronounced "Skoo-luh-jee") Communication Tool Now Available — is an integrated learning-management solution that gives students, parents and teachers a new and easy way to connect and communicate.

    Google Apps for Education — CPS has adopted Google Apps for Education as a key tool for student learning. Google Apps for Education is a web-based suite of programs provided by Google for schools to use. All Google Apps services can be accessed from anywhere with an Internet connection.

    Playbook — a software program created by CPS, gives students personalized “plays” to complete so that they stay on track with all of their learning objectives. It’s all online, and students can access it from anywhere.

    Naviance — a software tool for career planning that helps students achieve three primary goals: Get to know themselves, explore possibilites and take action.

    Rosetta Stone — Learn a New Language Online. Cincinnati Public Schools’ students, staff and parents now have Rosetta Stone, an online language-learning program, free at their fingertips.

    Summer learning —  Research shows that over the long summer break students can lose about one month of what they learned in classes during the school year. CPS offers programs for summer learning.

    Putting our Technology Tools to Work

    Our world is driven by technology. Digital devices and software add a dynamic element that keeps students interested and provide access to tools that prepare them for the future.