Edmodo, A Tool For Parents

December 10, 2014

Every year teachers seem to go toe to toe with students about getting homework done and turned in on time.  We are trying to instill in our sixth graders that it is their job to know what they need to take home and complete every night.  Parents and teachers should not have to hound them about it, but we do need to monitor or check in with them daily.  As you have probably noticed we do not have planners at the middle school, instead we use a website called Edmodo.  Parents can join Edmodo (https://lexschools.edmodo.com) by going online or using a web browser (Safari, Chrome, etc.) on your mobile device.  One piece of information you will need is your parent code, which is located on the bottom left margin of your child’s Edmodo account.  If you would like assistance with setting up you’re parent account come on in and we will have it set up in less than 5 minutes.

Another tool parents can use to see if their child is turning work in on time is Power School.  First, you will need to go to the office and get the login sheet for your child.  This paper will show you in English or Spanish how to log into Power School.  Once you are in you will see your child’s grades pop up for quarter 1, quarter 2, and the first semester.  Don’t stop there!  You can also click on each grade and if you see a little red triangle that means your student didn’t hand that assignment in on time.  You may also see an NHI next to an assignment, which means your child has not done that assignment.  Your student may tell you that they don’t have any homework and that they are doing well, but Power School will help you understand how your student is performing at any given time, not just at conferences.  I hope you will take advantage of these tools.  Together we can develop responsible, lifelong learners.

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