Parents Stay Informed!
Please remember that as your child moves up in grade levels their class workload increases, as does their homework! Not only do I work with my students in their areas of needs, I also teach each student to be responsible for their grades, and how to self-advocate for their own educational needs. I teach them how to keep up-to-date on their assignments and grades, and why it is important to know how they are doing in each of their subjects/classes at all times. I explain that it is their responsibility to know this information and to go to their teachers if they have questions, concerns, or if they are missing assignments. To help both you and your child stay up-to-date on their assignments and grades, here are some valuable parent and student resources:
* RIO SECO WEBSITE: PARENT RESOURCES: POWERSCHOOL
In the Rio Seco website, go to Parent Resources. Go to Powerschool and sign up for a parent account. This is the area where your child’s teachers (in grades 6-8) post their grades for each assignment. Checking this site frequently will keep you informed as to how they are doing in their class. If you click on the class grade, another window will open up, showing you each assignment and grade that your child has up to this point. Each student in grades 6-8 has their own Powerschool account and know how to access this information as well.
* RIO SECO WEBSITE: STAFF WEBSITES
In the Rio Seco website, go to Staff Websites. Find your child's teachers name and become familiar with their personal site. Some teachers use their website to post assignments and homework. Know if this is the case for your child's teacher. If it is, this is another option for staying informed. Each student has access to their teacher's websites as well.
* EDMODO and/or GOOGLE CLASSROOM
Ask your child's teacher if they use Edmodo or Google Classroom. If they do, ask them to give you their code so that you can sign up. This is a program that will include student assignments, and links to important information.
* REMIND APP
Ask your child's teacher if they use the Remind App. If they do, ask them to give you their code so that you can sign up. This is an app that will send you texts to keep you up-to-date on your child’s assignments.