*NEW* Will report cards be printed this school year?
The District will not be mass printing report cards. First marking period report card information for grades 1-12 can be accessed online in PowerSchool on November 11 (kindergarten only receives report cards in January and June). For step-by-step directions on how to view grades, attendance, and teacher comments in PowerSchool, please click here
. Part 1 of the guide provides directions for those using the PowerSchool website and Part 2 (which starts on page 9) provides directions for using the PowerSchool mobile app.
Parents, if you need to set up a PowerSchool account please contact your child's school. Grades and comments can also be viewed using your student’s PowerSchool account and their login credentials.
My child changed teachers, how can I view past grades. Currently they are not showing up.
In order to re-assign students to a new class, in PowerSchool students are considered to have "dropped" their past class. Grades and assignments from their Phase 1 teacher(s) are still recorded and will count toward their first quarter grade.
How will attendance be taken during Phase 2?
Student attendance will be recorded on a daily basis for students in both Option 1 and Option 2.
Option 1: In person days will follow the same attendance procedures as usual. Remote days will require students to sign into PowerSchool
between 6 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. to count as present for that day's attendance. Students should use the same username (without the @wssd.bz) and password for PowerSchool that they do to access their google drive.
Please note, even if a student does not have a first period class, they still must sign in to PowerSchool by 9:30 a.m. to be marked present for the day. Once logged into PowerSchool, students may check their assignments, grades, or simply log back out. Students that do not log-in by 9:30 a.m. will be marked absent for the day, and parents will receive an automated attendance call unless the parent has already communicated with the school that the student was going to be absent. On Fridays, Option 1 students in Distance Learning 2.0 will have attendance taken just as they have since the start of the school year (during homeroom or a designated Mod).
Option 2: For student continuing with Distance Learning 2.0, attendance will be taken during homeroom (elementary) or the start of their Zoom classes (middle school).
When will the first quarter end?
Students will complete the remainder of the first quarter with their teacher assigned for Phase 2. If there was a teacher change, the new teacher will work with the student's previous teacher to finalize the student's grade. We do not want a student’s grade to suffer because of the transition, rather we hope that students will continue to submit missing assignments and work to raise their grade before the marking period ends.
When will I know who my child's teacher is and if there are changes to their schedule?
Students and their families will receive a welcome letter on Friday, October 9, 2020. This message will be sent to all families to confirm their child’s teacher(s). Please note, new teacher assignments may not be visible in PowerSchool, Schoology, Seesaw, etc. until Monday, October 12.