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1 Gwinnett County Public Schools Parent Portal Overview Osborne Middle School

2 Parent Involvement Impacts Student Achievement! When parents are involved, students have… Higher grades, test scores, and graduation rates Better school attendance Increased motivation, better self-esteem Lower rates of suspension Decreased use of drugs and alcohol Improved behavior

3 What is a Parent Portal? A tool to help you effectively and consistently keep track and view your children's progress in the classroom. – Grades – Attendance – Schedules This portal can assist you in participating more actively to support your child’s achievement.

4 Accessing the Parent Portal Complete the enrollment form at each school where you have children attending School verfies the parent/guardian status You will receive information on how to log in to the system the first time

5 What Information is Available? Student Profile (demographics, etc.) Attendance Course History Current Schedule and Current Grades Discipline Test History for Standardized Tests Alerts

6 Parent Portal Initial View

7 Key Features - Programs Can move between students in a family Student services are displayed

8 Key Features - Attendance Summary and detailed information is available Updated daily

9 Key Features - Grades Summary and detailed information is available Updated weekly

10 Helpful Tips for Parents - Grades When monitoring your children’s grades: Talk with your children about the grades they have earned Praise their efforts and accomplishments If grades indicate your children are struggling, discuss with your children what they need to improve Communicate with the teacher or counselor

11 Helpful Tips for Parents - Attendance Regular and punctual school attendance is essential for successful school progress Excessively tardy or absent students fall behind in academic achievement Excessive school absenteeism precedes grade failure, loss of interest, and may result in students withdrawing from school before graduation

12 Is My Student’s Data Safe? All student data, user IDs, and passwords are encrypted and password protected Schools verify parent or guardian status before granting access to student data 12 Be sure to destroy any printouts or documents with your child’s data on it after use

13 For More Information… How frequently is my child's data updated? – Much is updated daily – Grades are posted every Friday by teachers and available to parents on Saturday – Test history as it changes What if I forgot my username, password, or need access to the Parent Portal? – Contact your child’s school What if I have questions about the data in the Parent Portal? – Contact your child’s teacher


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