FAMILY COMMUNICATION New technologies streamline parent access to information Login credentials to be sent to families via U.S. mail in early August Over the summer, the school district implemented two new technology tools designed to allow better utilization of the district’s student information system and better access to online learning tools and classroom resources. Infinite Campus is the new student information system and parent portal, replacing TIES/SchoolView. Infinite Campus provides the same student information but in a more user-friendly appearance and with some built-in messaging to more easily facilitate communication between teachers and parents. Schoology is the district’s new learning management system, replacing Moodle. When the switch to a new student information system became necessary, the district explored options for a learning management system that would integrate most effectively with Infinite Campus. Schoology was selected for its focus on collaboration and the design of its learning tools. Over the past several months, course content has been migrated from the old Moodle system to Schoology for use this fall. New login credentials for the parent portal will be mailed to parents. Tutorials on how to navigate the new system are available on the district website in the Parent Resources section. Demonstrations of the new system and new user training will also be available at Get Connected and Open House days at all schools. Go to www.edinaschools.org/parent for more information.
Edina Public Schools places a high value on the connections we have with students, families, and the community. Because effective communication is critical to strong partnerships and engagement, we provide a wide variety of ways to communicate with stakeholders and grow these important relationships. The school district uses several online technology tools to communicate information, including student progress reports and grades, school communications and emergency information. Families who do not have Internet access should contact their respective schools to arrange to receive information in other ways. Degmada dugsi ayaa isticmaalaa dhowr ka mid ah qalabka teknoolijiyada online si loo ogeysiiyo xogta, oo ay ku jiraan warbixinta ardayga, horumarka fasalada, isgaarsiinta dugsiga iyo macluumaadka xaaladaha degdegga ah. Qoysaska aan laheyn Internet waa inay la xiriiraan xirriiriyaha Bulshada Soomaalida si aad u sameysato sidi aad ku heli lahayd macluumaadka siyaabo kale. El distrito escolar usa varias herramientas en línea para comunicar información, incluyendo reportes del progreso del estudiante y calificaciones, las comunicaciones de la escuela e información de emergencia. Las familias que no tienen acceso al internet deben contactar a los enlaces culturales (Blanca-Español/Abdul-Somalí) para ponerse de acuerdo y recibir la información de otras maneras.
Much of the information you receive about your students’ activities and schools will come in the form of a newsletter. Each school and often teachers, send an electronic newsletter to families on varying schedules to keep parents in the loop on what is happening. Additionally, the district publishes the following newsletters: IN THE KNOW - biweekly electronic newsletter sent to all district families via email on alternating Thursdays. It includes stories and photos about students and classrooms, district and construction updates, studentwritten articles, news from the school board, notices of important meetings and a calendar of activities. EPS EXPERIENCE - quarterly, printed newsletter mailed to all EPS residents. This newsletter includes stories about strategic initiatives, community partnerships, district finances and more.
NEXT GEN NEWS – a periodic video publication that highlights stories of the implementation of the district’s Next Generation Strategic Plan. Through digital storytelling, NGN offers a unique look inside EPS classrooms and programs.
TRANSITION NEWSLETTERS -- sent to parents of soon-to-be kindergarten and incoming middle schoolers. Countdown to Kindergarten and Movin’ on to Middle School offer advice from teachers, students, parents and counselors about how to prepare your student -- and you -- for the educational transition that will happen in the next school year. These newsletters arrive via email periodically from January through August.
Back-to-school information and resources for parents.