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PowerSchool and Schoology

DMS and Fox Chapel Area High School have adopted Schoology as a learning management system, it is important to understand how it is different from PowerSchool.




POWERSCHOOL


PowerSchool is FCASD’s Student Information System (SIS). It the the primary one-stop source for your child’s official information including:

  • student records

  • course grades

  • attendance records

  • report cards


PowerSchool Access:

https://psweb.fcasd.edu

PowerSchool Tutorials:

https://sites.google.com/a/cl.fcasd.edu/powerschool-parent-introduction/




SCHOOLOGY


Schoology is FCASD’s online Learning Management System (LMS) used at DMS and the high school. It functions as an online classroom housing curricular and course materials. It allows students to complete and submit assignments, projects, and assessments. Many of these online activities receive grades and teacher feedback.  Schoology is a great place to peek into your child’s academic world and see a snapshot of his or her classroom.


Schoology Access for Parents: http://schoology.com

Parent Account Creation: Tutorial Guide Link


*Parent codes for Schoology are provided by your child’s teachers.




GRADES


You may see different grades and feedback in Schoology, but PowerSchool houses the formal collective performance of your child for ongoing progeress monitoring and report card information. The PowerSchool grade may differ from what is seen in Schoology. This is because some grades in Schoology are only used for formative purposes only and they are not transferred to PowerSchool. For example, a pretest may appear in Schoology, but it will not be used in a student’s grade calculation in PowerSchool.  However, some scores in Schoology may be carried over into PowerSchool for overall grade calculation; this is at the discretion of each teacher.