Terms / Reporting / Progress Reports
PowerSchool is the online conduit where students’ marks can be found, important information about the school and detailed information about your child’s schedule. We have seen PowerSchool's popularity grow to where many parents have said to us, “why do you send out report cards...they are outdated when they arrive.” After doing some investigation, we have also come to the conclusion that reports cards issued traditionally in December and March are outdated.
As a result of this investigation, and the continued success of reporting via PowerSchool, we no longer send paper report cards home in December and March (we will send home a year-end report card in June). Due to the change in reporting, teachers felt that it was still important to comment on student progress and ensure that you are well informed of your child’s progress. To ensure that this happens, teachers will be doing the following:
1. Teachers will comment on major/significant assignments within PowerSchool. This could include such assignments as lab reports, essays and unit exams. These comments can be found by clicking on the score obtained on an assignment.
2. PowerSchool User ID and Passwords will be sent home in Mid-September for all Grade 6 students and new students in Grades 7 to 9 that are new to RDCRS. If you did not receive yours, please contact the school office (403-314-1449).
3. Teachers/School Administration will send out reminders monthly asking parents to check PowerSchool to ensure parents are up to date on their child’s progress.
4. At any time, teachers can print off a progress report if you would like a paper copy to review progress to date.
While we hope that this modified reporting process will give parents a better idea of their child's academic progress, we still want to see parents at interviews as we put a high value on face to face communication.
The table below lists the reporting terms and interview dates.
|2017/2018||Term 1||Term 2||Term 3|
|Dates||Aug 31- Dec 1, 2017||Dec 4 - Mar 16, 2018||Mar 19 - June 21, 2018|
|Interviews||Nov 7 & Nov 8, 2017||Mar 21 & Mar 22, 2018||Report Cards Mailed June 29, 2018|
It is our hope that online communication will increase parent participation in your children's education, which in turn increases students’ interest in their learning. Online communication has proven to increase parents’ understanding of classroom procedures, philosophies, academic progress, and policies. Parents then feel more involved in their child's school and more connected to the teacher. In general, online communication improves parents’ attitudes toward conferencing with the school.
As always, parents are encouraged to drop in any time. If you have any questions in regards to reporting, please do not hesitate to contact your child's TAG teacher or school administration.