As most of you will know, Tatamagouche Elementary school now uses the CCRSB’s program, ”Powerschool.” This online system creates an interface between school and home which enables a system of communication for parents to access information about their child’s daily attendance and schedule, report card, daily/weekly school announcements, and subject specific assessments.
Each parent/legal guardian can have access to their child(ren)’s account by using a personalized log-in which is available from their school. All parents/guardians of current school children should now have their log-in and password details. If you have lost or forgotten those details, please contact the school and we will re-issue the password and log-in for you.
This year, as a school, we are piloting the assessment piece of Powerschool, which is contained within what the teachers call “gradebook.” Therefore, you will also be able to see how your child is doing in a particular subject. This means that teachers will be recording how your child is doing in a specific learning outcome that they are covering in class.
As it is a pilot year, we are gradually adding assessments for all subjects, but this year our grades Primary to 3 teachers will be assessing and recording how your child is doing in particular Math outcomes and grades 4-6 will be assessing and recording levels in ELA outcomes.
From Monday, 7th October, you should be able to log-in and see a minimum of 2 assessment pieces per calendar month and the number you will see will be from 1-4 for each piece of work assessed. These numbers represent “levels” and we have illustrated these levels to the children as a graphic image, similar to the one in the attachment below.
There is a comprehensive website that parents can go to find out more about how to use this portal. You can access that information here.