First Quarter Grades Available for Grades 6-12 on the Parent Portal
The first quarter of the 2014-15 school year has ended, and quarterly grades are available online effective today, Friday, November 14, 2014. As we have been doing since September 2010, we are providing to Rhinebeck parents the benefit of password-protected on-line access to their middle school or high school student’s grades, as well as interim reports and grade reports since the 2009-10 school year that are archived in SchoolTool, the District’s student information database. The District has made this service available in an effort to improve communications to parents about student achievement, as well as to save taxpayer money on paper and postage and to make better use of clerical resources.
In order to access the SchoolTool “parent portal” to view a child’s first quarter grades, parents can log on to https://st-rb.mhric.org/rhinebeck/default.aspx. Information, directions, links, and tips on accessing the SchoolTool “parent portal,” whether for the first time or as a returnee, can be found at the Rhinebeck Central School District’s website, at www.rhinebeckcsd.org. Parents can simply click on the “SchoolTool Parent Portal” link in the vertical Quick Links directory on the left hand side of the main page, the BMS page or the RHS page.
As a reminder, parents must use the primary e-mail address that they have on file with the Rhinebeck Central School District. This will enable access to a child’s first quarter grades through SchoolTool through an 8+ digit password that parents have or will set for current and future access. Any questions or problems using SchoolTool should be directed to the child’s building principal or guidance counselor to access the necessary assistance.
These reports will be available to parents/guardians only through the parent portal unless a hard copy has been requested to be sent through the US Mail. Parents should contact their child’s building principal (Bulkeley Middle School: [email protected] ; Rhinebeck High School: [email protected] ) if they still wish to receive a hard copy of their child’s interim report or grade report in the future. Otherwise, parents will be notified by e-mail when interim or grade reports are available online for access to the child’s quarterly grade report immediately, through SchoolTool’s “parent portal” using a secure personal password, without waiting for the US mail to be delivered to the home.
The response to this quicker, more efficient, and less expensive means of communicating with parents about their childrens’ academic progress has been overwhelmingly positive. The District requests that parents share their thoughts with us about this initiative on an ongoing basis.