Important Update to the PowerSchool Parent Portal
October 4th, 2011 - Action Required
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As you may know, PowerSchool is the student management system that Region #10 uses to manage and maintain student data, including academic performance. The “Parent Portal” feature allows parents to log in to the PowerSchool system via a private password and view their child’s academic progress. Prior to opening the “Parent Portal” feature, it is important to review its purpose and general guidelines for use.
Educational research indicates that students show higher academic achievement when parents are informed about their child’s performance, have challenging and realistic academic expectations for their child, and are explicit in their support of the school’s academic expectations. Considering this, the “Parent Portal” should enhance not only parent awareness of their child’s academic progress, but also student awareness, and subsequently the degree to which students demonstrate responsibility for their performance. Using the “Parent Portal” you and your child can review academic progress together and, if necessary, discuss how he/she can demonstrate initiative in an effort to improve.
The “Parent Portal” will be accessible at any time of day. We appreciate your consideration as our teachers do their best to correct and post grades for a variety of assessments in a timely manner. Teachers are responsible for up to 125 students, so the thoughtful grading of tests, essays, labs and research papers can be quite a challenge. With this in mind, please allow approximately two weeks for updates to be posted.
Instructions about using the “Parent Portal” are attached. We hope that you find it to be helpful in your efforts to monitor and support your child’s academic growth. We are looking forward to strengthening the partnership that exists between home and school. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Kenneth M. Smith
DIRECTIONS FOR ACTIVATING THE PARENT PORTAL
In order to access the "Parent Portal" feature of PowerSchool, parents must complete the attached Parent Portal Program Account Form and return it to the Har-Bur Middle School Main Office. Office staff will enter this data into the PowerSchool program. Parents will then follow the instructions as described on the Parent Portal Program Account Form..
Please return the attached form to:
Har-Bur Middle School
26 Lyon Road
Burlington, CT 06013
Attn: PowerSchool data