June 2019 reports have been released to the parent portal.
Dear Parents, Guardians, Students and Palliser School Principals:
We are pleased to announce that the Palliser Beyond Borders’ June reports are available for parent and student viewing on the newly accessible PowerSchool Parent Portal.
Concurrent students: use the access credentials you have from your Palliser School.
Palliser Beyond Borders and Outreach students: please refer to the email from Sherryl Haahr with your access code.
Features available on the Public Portal are options to view courses the student is enrolled in, progress and final marks and teacher comments. Paper reports can be printed from the portal. We will not be emailing out individual reports from here on.
The Grades tab will allow you to check assignments and scores by progress and final marks. To email the teacher a question or concern, please click the blue teacher's name link. The Grades History tab will show you the grades your child received in previous grading periods. The Teacher Comments tab is used to access current teacher comments for your student and the School Bulletin tab has current announcements for our school.
Refer to the LINK: PowerSchool UserGuide for Parents for further details. This user guide also includes instructions for using the PowerSchool Public Portal mobile app.
This progress report represents assessment of student learning to the end of our June academic semester. Teacher comments summarize
- the curricular requirements in each subject area
- the teacher’s assessment of student learning: the level of performance at which the student is demonstrating an understanding of the curricular outcomes and what evidence was used to assess
- a personal comment to encourage the student to bump up their level of performance with some concrete suggestions.
Student level of performance is determined by the following rubric:
80 – 100
Work Meets Standard of Excellence
65 – 79
Work Exceeds Acceptable Standard/Proficient
50 – 64
Work Meets Acceptable Standard
0 - 49
Work Does Not Meet Acceptable Standard
Blank mark column or comments field or UTA or NMA
Unable to Assess or no mark available ( student not yet started course, insufficient evidence of learning, or course just released to student)
FINAL MARKS ARE IN Y0 COLUMN
Students who have a mark under “Final Mark” have completed the course. Their credits will be uploaded to Alberta Education and student transcripts will be updated. Students can access their detailed academic records from MyPass, https://www.palliserbeyondborders.com/current-students/high-school-information/getting-your-transcripts-or-detailed-academic-records
PROGRESS MARKS ARE IN R4 COLUMN
Students who have a mark under "Progress Mark" are in progress to complete. These students are expected to complete based on a timeline arranged with their teacher. At this point these courses will be reported incomplete with a progress mark, to Alberta Education if the student has not yet registered for summer school. If the student wishes to register in summer school and have not yet done so please visit our Summer School Page on the website and follow the link https://www.palliserbeyondborders.com/current-students/summer-school. Students will have until July 31 to complete. If they do not
Students who have not completed their work and who are not registered to complete in Summer School
Students who have a mark under "Progress Mark" are in progress to complete. Alberta Education will be notified that the student has not completed. Detailed Academic Records will indicate “withdrawn” from the course, without academic penalty to the student. Students who are registered to complete in summer school will see their mark upgraded to a final mark once the course is successfully completed.
Students who do not have a mark in either column have not submitted sufficient evidence of learning to earn a final mark and earn credit for the course, nor have indicated intention to continue and complete the course in summer school. Students will lose access to their course in moodle and will be unable to continue working in the course.
Work Experience Students continuing into the summer
Students may continue to earn Work Experience credits throughout the summer. Contact the Off Campus teacher in your area if you haven't registered. Information in this letter does not apply if you are not taking an online course. Your contacts will remain the same for approval of summer work placements and contact over the summer months:
Off Campus Teacher (Coaldale, Coalhurst, Nobleford, Picture Butte, Vulcan and areas)
Off Campus Teacher (Calgary)
Our focus is to help students achieve success in their courses. If students require detailed information about their course progress they can find assignment grades in their Moodle courses: under grade in the administration block, on the left hand side of the course. Students and parents are also welcome to book a meeting with teachers to review student coursework. See: http://www.palliserbeyondborders.com/eteachers
If something seems amiss please do let us know so we can make the necessary corrections.
Concurrent students will receive reports for courses taken with Palliser Beyond Borders at their primary High School from their own schools.
Your learning is important to us at Palliser Beyond Borders. If in the future you wish to apply to re-register in the course with our school or another Alberta school you can. If you have partial completion of learning materials in the course we can review those lessons completed and consider them so you don’t have to redo parts of the course. This will be up to your teacher to decide on the best course of action. If you are registering at another school other than ours, please have your teacher contact us for the information and copies of our grade book.
If you have any inquiries about this process please contact us at PBB.Registration@pallisersd.ab.ca or visit your local Palliser Beyond Borders School in Vulcan, or Coaldale. See our website for address and contact info at Palliserbeyondborders.com
With very best regards,
Alison Hancox, B.Ed., MET
Principal, Palliser Beyond Borders
Reminder: How to view correspondence and student marks on the Powerschool App
- PowerSchool Mobile App. The app can be downloaded for iOS (Apple Store) or Android (Google Play Store). After downloading the mobile app, you will be asked to:
- enter the district code - it is QRWW.
- Further instructions can be found here.
The app version seems to be the most user friendly and features the following tabs along the bottom: Dashboard, Classes, Calendar, Schedule, & More. Here are some details about the app features:
Dashboard - a snapshot of what classes the student is in and various assignment status indicators are present here.
Classes - a list of all the classes a student has for the 2018-19 school year appears. The Y0 column indicates final marks. R1,2,3,4 marks indicate progress marks for a course still in progress.
More - a menu appears with the option to select your Account. If you select Account and then Notifications, you will be able to turn on/off notifications about Grade Changes. If you select the child’s name under Email Notifications, you can opt in for email updates on a variety of things - you can also set the Frequency of these emails.