through real-time student performance updates and convenient communication tools
Help parents with a suite of tools to monitor student progress and communicate with teachers. Real-time notifications alert parents to new grades and attendance as well as important class announcements and reminders. Interactive calendars provide a big-picture view of student workloads, meaning parents can help students stay on track and manage their time. Parents can easily access important documents like IEPs, and private communication channels enable one-on-one correspondence with teachers to discuss student progress and growth.
Parents can receive instant updates via push notifications about grades, scores, attendance, assignments, teacher comments, daily bulletin boards, course schedules, integrated family calendars, and fee transactions and balances.
Tony Newman received a notification via the PowerSchool mobile app that his son’s grade had dropped. He immediately texted his son, who realized he never put his name on an assignment that day to receive credit. “If he didn’t have the app giving him instant notifications, who knows how long it would have been before he realized he didn’t turn it in or have his name on it,” said Tony Newman. “The instant feedback in phenomenal.”
Research shows that students with involved parents tend to have fewer behavioral problems and better academic performance. PowerSchool makes it easy for parents to get and stay involved with convenient, time-saving solutions to track and monitor their child’s progress.
Orchard Park Central School District (NY) wanted to communicate more effectively with the entire school community. “The PowerTeacher gradebook is great for allowing our teachers to enter assignments and communicate grades to students and parents,” said Michael Piatko, the district’s Microcomputer Decision Support Specialist. “It’s very intuitive with minimal amount of training needed. Parents love the convenience and are using both the mobile app and parent portal to check in on students’ grades.”
I use the PowerSchool mobile app so I can check how my daughter is doing in her classes and on assignments. The mobile notifications let me know when grades and attendance are updated. I can see when she’s excelling, and when she might need help on any assignments or tests.
“PowerSchool really helps keep parents calm. They know what’s happening on a regular schedule and they are no longer dependent on the word of their child,” says Arnett, Jr. High Principal at Valley Christian Schools.view case study
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