Parent Portal What is it Why do I need it How do I get it By Bob Summers Network Supervisor summersr kauk

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					             Parent Portal: What is it? Why do I need it? How do I get it?
                                    By Bob Summers, Network Supervisor
                                       summersr@kaukauna.k12.wi.us
         As a former student of Kaukauna High             allows you to take an active roll in your child’s
School, I vividly remember the four worst days            education.
of the year. REPORT CARD DAYs! These days                          The high school and middle school have
often held doom and gloom for me as I                     been using this technology for more than a year
reluctantly set the envelope of cards out on the          now. At the end of the 2004-05 school year, 80%
kitchen table and quietly tried to slip out of the        of the parents who had a portal account used it
room before my parents opened it. If I was                weekly. We are very pleased with response and
lucky, they’d be looking at my sisters’ cards             are continuously looking for ways to improve
first. (They were always Dad’s favorites!) But I          the parental experience. Currently, we are
digress.                                                  moving forward to develop an expectation for
         Twenty-some years later, we now have             the elementary schools so that we can provide
the technology to help parents help the student.          the same information to the parents of our
KASD’s Student Management System has                      younger students in a timely manner that makes
something called a Parent Portal. It is for all           sense for elementary students.
intensive purposes, a day-to-day look into your                    More information is available on the
child’s gradebook - every class - every grade.            district web site. Click the Parent Page link after
The portal also shows your child’s attendance,            going to: http://www.kaukauna.k12.wi.us. If
fees and school-related reports (report cards,            you would like a Parent Portal account, please e-
midquarters, etc). No more surprises!                     mail parentportal@kaukauna.k12.wi.us. If you
         The portal is more than a tattletale             don’t have an e-mail address, feel free to leave a
program. The portal is a tool that is accessible          message on the KASD Parent Portal Message
anywhere you can use a personal computer with             Center at 759-6101, Ext. 4357 (HELP). If you
Internet access. It is something you may use to           already have a Parent Portal account, we’d like
help your child learn and grow. If your child is          to know what you think. Please send me an e-
sick, you may be aware of their homework. If              mail at parentportal@kaukauna.k12.wi.us.
there is an issue or question about an                             Together we can create an environment
assignment or grade, you have the option to e-            “where the student comes first.”
mail the instructor for clarification. The portal



You may walk for exercise Monday - Friday at:
Electa Quinney Elementary School (enter under awning and use the hallways) from 6:45 a.m. –
7:30 a.m.
Kaukauna High School (enter through the commons and use the gym and/or hallways) from
6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
River View Middle School (enter across from the Cops building and use hallways) from 6:45
a.m. – 7:30 p.m. If you walk between 7:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., please pick up a visitor’s tag in the
office.




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