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Communication & Feedback using PowerSchool

November 13, 2012

It’s hard to believe, but the first trimester of the school year is quickly coming to an end on November 29th. I am often contacted by parents saying they weren’t aware of how his/her child is doing in school.   My response is that there is a great tool that allows parents to see real-time grades and attendance records their child(ren).

The tool is the PowerSchool Portal.  The link to the portal is available on the District website, under the Students/Parents tab.  This allows you to log-in and get information on your child’s performance.  Here are some key points for you to consider:

This fall, we moved to the PowerSchool Parent Portal Single Sign-On feature.  Changing to this format allows you access to one account for multiple students as well as mobile access from an iPhone or iPad.

In the PowerSchool Parent Portal, you can see in real-time:

  • student attendance data
  • grades for current classes as well as assignments that make up those grades
  • teacher comments if applicable

You can also control your own password/username and add multiple email addresses for weekly/daily reporting.  If you need help accessing the account for your child(ren) contact Mary Burnette (429-8000 ext. 2122) or Tayna Brown (429-8000 ext. 2202).

If you have questions about specific assignments and/or grades, please contact the classroom teacher directly.

Monitoring academic performance is an important part of the educational process.  I encourage you to sign up and share what you see with your child.  It’s important that our students understand that we are working together to help them be successful.  A special note: Don’t just share negative feedback when their performance doesn’t meet your expectations, also share the positive!

 

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