Friday, October 10, 2014

Changes to BHS Progress Reports and Report Cards

As you may know, Burlington High School has been working diligently to gather the necessary contact information which will enable us to open the family portal in our student information management system (Aspen).  Access to the portal will allow parents and guardians to track their child’s progress, as well as eliminate the need for mailings.


Our plan is to gradually change our progress report and report card mailing procedure over the current school year.  Eventually, these reports (in the same style and format) will be shared with you digitally through Aspen instead of sending a paper copy through the mail.  With access to the family portal, parents/guardians can view up-to-date student progress at any point throughout the year.


At this point, not all accounts have been created for our BHS families.  If you do not know your account information, or do not know if you have an account as yet, we ask that you please hold your inquiries while we complete the setup process.  We will be contacting all families once the final wave of accounts have been created to ensure everyone can access the family portal.


Eventually, you will receive a reminder email at the mid-point of the term to view the progress report.  We will also send a warning email at the mid-point in the term if a student has a D or F average in a class.  At the end of each term, you will receive a reminder email to view the report card.  Requests to receive physical copies of either report will require a parent or guardian to come to the school to obtain it.


Below is a timeline of the anticipated changes to our progress report and report card process through the Aspen Parent Portal.


Burlington High School
Progress Report and Report Card Timeline


1st Quarter
Progress Reports Report Cards
Mailed Home (No Change) Mailed Home (No Change)


2nd Quarter
Progress Reports Report Cards
Mailed Home                                                            Mailed Home (No Change)
Pilot Digital Progress Report reminder email sent
Pilot Digital “D” or “F” Warning Notice email sent


3rd Quarter
Progress Reports Report Cards
Not Mailed - Viewable in Aspen Portal            Mailed Home
Reminder Progress Report email sent                     Pilot Digital Report Card reminder email sent
“D” or “F” Warning Notice email sent


4th Quarter
Progress Reports Report Cards
Not Mailed - Viewable in Aspen Portal                          Not Mailed - Viewable in Aspen Portal
Reminder Progress Report email sent                    Reminder Report Card email sent
“D” or “F” Warning Notice email sent

We all know change can be difficult but our hope is that, over time, this process will become streamlined and second nature to everyone.  I am extremely excited about the new portal and the capability to keep families informed and connected to their child’s academic progress.

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