Grade Book Access is Coming!
- Published on Thursday, 04 September 2014 09:19
UPDATED - See below. Parent and student access to online grades, attendance and more will be coming out soon!
In the past, families have been able to instantly view students' academic progress, keep track of attendance records, and communicate with teachers through Pinnacle, the District's online student information and grade book system.
With the discontinuation of Pinnacle, APS has been working for the past year to select, install, configure and implement new software to provide staff, parents and students the same information. The new system, called Synergy, is now in place. Staff members have been trained and are beginning to use Synergy this year to keep grades and attendance.
Synergy's parent access component, called ParentVUE, offers some unique new features that we feel families will appreciate. Parents can submit updated address and contact information right online. The system also offers a free iPad and iPhone app for mobile ParentVUE access.
As in years past, the District will provide parents and students with information on how to set up their accounts after the first two weeks of school. This delay allows teachers to orient to the new system and begin entering data. Parents should watch for information and instructions to come home after September 17.
UPDATE - 9/18/14: Configuration is almost complete! We anticipate giving access information to students in school over the next 5 school days. Parent access letters will be mailed home the week of 9/22/14. Families can help by updating their mailing information - contact your school office if you have moved recently.