Learning Records: Coming to Your Inbox Soon!
Those of you new to the community may remember registering for your Google account during the orientation meetings prior to the beginning of the school year. The process was simplified if you already had a Google account due to using Gmail for your email. While we contemplate other ways that we can use the Google Drive platform to enhance communication with families, the one solid way that we currently do so is the Learning Record, CLAS’ narrative assessment of your child’s learning progress and our non-traditional alternative to the traditional report card. Learning Records are being completed by the student advocates and will be approved over the next couple of days to be sent to families electronically.
Remember, the benefit of completing and distributing the electronic Learning Records is threefold. Firstly, because of the teaming, co-teaching, and or departmentalization that is occurring in grades 4-8, Google Docs provides a modern and efficient vehicle for sharing documents, making it easy for multiple teachers to complete a child’s Learning Record and even allowing them to work on the Learning Record or any other shared document simultaneously in real time! This way, there’s no need to e-mail the document back and forth as different student advocates include their grades and comments. Secondly, distributing the Learning Record electronically reduces the printing costs that accompany the multi-page document. Finally, it provides a distribution system that will ensure delivery to you without the possibility of being lost or misplaced.
Please look for an email invitation from your child’s student advocate in the coming days (in grades 4-8 the email will be sent from the homeroom/guidance student advocate) sharing your child’s Learning Record. All Learning Records will be distributed no later than this coming Friday, February 8. If you require assistance remembering the email account that you used to register your Google account, simply reply to this email and include your first and last name and your child’s name and grade level. The information will be sent to you promptly.
If you are a parent of a currently enrolled student but have not established a Google account, email Mr. Jackson at email@example.com for assistance in getting set up with one as it is our desire to eliminate entirely sending home a printed paper version of the Learning Record.
Additional questions about the electronic Learning Record can be answered by your child’s student advocate(s) and/or Mr. Jackson.