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Keeping up with their studies


No more hiding bad grades from parents at Hewlett-Woodmere. Board of Education President Mitchell Greeble announced at a July 12 reorganization meeting plans for a new parent portal that will ensure parents know exactly how their children are doing in their classes.

Dr. Mark Secaur, deputy superintendent, explained that starting this school year, “the teachers have agreed to post every grade that will factor into a student’s final average.”

 “Once posted, parents and students will be able to see the scores via the parent portal, available via Infinite Campus, our student management system.”
The system will be instituted for all students in grades six through 12, where only report card grades and comments via progress reports were previously on the portal.

“We have had the Infinite Campus Student Management System since 2008,” said Amanda Kavanagh, the director of instructional and administrative technology. “The availability of additional grades will allow parents, students, and teachers to maintain ongoing communication and awareness throughout the school year.”

Secaur explained that the district’s goal for this initiative is to increase parents’ awareness of their children’s studies, “We believe the increased feedback and communication will better allow the teachers, students and parents to work collaboratively to improve student achievement,” he said.

Hewlett-Woodmere’s first day of classes is Sept. 4. Starting then parents will be able to follow their children’s progress with more ease than ever before.