PowerSchool

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

We are pleased to provide you with secure access to grades and attendance records through the Power School Portal. Use your ID and password and the "Student and Parents" links above to enter. Once you enter the Portal, you will see two icons.

The first icon, Grades and Attendance, will show you a list of your classes and grades. The grade represents an weighted average of grades entered by the teacher at this point in the term. If you click on the grade, you may see additional information about the grade including test grades, homework assignments, projects etc. The second icon is the attendance icon and shows you any classes you have missed with a complete explanation of all attendance codes at the bottom of the screen.

The purpose of the Student Portal is to inform you of your progress. Now that you are a high school student it is important that you take responsibility for your grades and attendance in all classes. If you see an error in attendance, you need to report to the teacher who you believe has made a mistake and discuss it. Sometimes a teacher marks you absent and when you report later to class, he or she may not remember to change the A to a T. It is up to you to make sure this is corrected. You will receive an automatic F for any course where you miss more than 6 classes so please keep your eye on this. If you have a discrepancy that cannot be resolved with a teacher, please see your dean as early in the term as possible.

Regarding grades, here are some important things to keep in mind.


  • Students should be advocating for themselves and should seek out teachers for extra help or to find out about missing assignments.
  • Teachers can have over 100 students to grade and often will not be able to correct and post grades immediately after an assignment or assessment, so please give a reasonable amount of time for them to get grades added to PowerSchool before you expect to see them posted.
  • Grades can change often as time goes forward.
  • Grades can sometimes change a lot in a short period of time, for example when a large test or project gets graded.
  • Grades for any given term are final once the term officially closes. Term dates are posted on the school calendar.


I hope the Student Portal will be a valuable tool for you to keep track of your progress and you find it helpful.

Technical questions can be addressed to Jeffrey Snyder our Instructional Technology Specialist at jsnyder@arlington.k12.ma.us or at 781-316-3572.


Sincerely,


Matthew Janger, Principal