West York Families:
As you are aware, the West York Area School District began using a new Student Management System from Sapphire Software at the start of last school year.
If you have not already created a Sapphire Community Portal account you will need to do so to obtain important information for the start of the 2018-2019 school year. The Community Portal will be the main source of communication between the District and Parents/Guardians.
While only one portal account is needed per household, we recommend that each parent/ guardian, regardless of who lives with the student, create an account. Secondary students already have an active portal account and may access their schedule once it is posted. If unable to access the internet to create a Community Portal Account you may visit your closest school to complete this process.
In addition, the PA Department of Education requires that all public school districts collect information regarding the number of military families that reside within a district. Please take a moment to complete the Military Status Verification form for your family on the Community Portal. This is a quick yes or no question and can be found under Student Data Forms.
To Create a Community Portal Parent account
and follow these steps:
Under Login & Forgot Password, please click on Create a Web Portal account
On the next window, you will be prompted to enter a keyword, enter bulldogs – click continue.
Please review the Sapphire Acceptable Use Policy. Once you have agreed to the terms of the policy, you will be prompted to move to the next screen.
On the next screen, you will enter your name, address and email address and then you will create a personal username and password. Please write this down for future use.
Next you will enter basic information about your child(ren). When this information is entered, the Sapphire K-12 system will link you to your child(ren)’s school information. Please note that you may receive a call from your child’s school to verify information if what you have entered does not match what is already in the system.
Once your application has been submitted, it may take up to one week for your account to be validated. Once approved you will receive an email to the address you provided containing a PIN number. You will need to retain this PIN and use it to log-in to the portal along with the username and password you created.
To add another student to your already existing Community Portal account:
Log-in to your account then click on your name in the menu at the top right of the page beside Home
Under Account Settings to the left click on Students
At the bottom of the screen click on Click to Request Access to Other Students
Fill in the Student Information and click Submit Request
If at any time you have difficulties setting up your account, adding an additional student or editing student data please email