WADSWORTH — Paper report cards will be a thing of the past for Wadsworth Schools.
Superintendent Andrew Hill announced the district is transitioning to electronic report cards.
“As we look at efficiency and money, it makes sense when the majority of our parents are regularly online getting other forms of communications that we give them access to their child’s report card the same way,” Hill said Tuesday.
The change will be put into place at the end of the second trimester for students in kindergarten through fourth grade and in the third quarter for grades five to 12. The district’s trimester is set to end March 2, while the third quarter ends March 16.
The district will use its existing student management system — Progress Book — adding a function allowing parents or guardians to view a report card in a PDF format.
Hill said making the switch won’t cost the district.
“Teachers are regularly inputting grades (students) are receiving on homework quizzes, tests and other assignments,” he said. “That continues to be there and that part of Progress Book hasn’t changed with what we are doing.”
Report cards traditionally were sent home with students during the school year, with the last one being mailed during summer vacation.
“Not only is there time involved in putting together that mailing but there is also a cost as well,” Hill said.
The electronic report cards will be accessed by clicking the “parent” tab on the district’s homepage and then clicking report card after logging in. Previous report cards will be available under the “view paper history tab.”
“As we look at how we do things, and try to do things more efficiently, these electronic report cards seemed to be a way to really increase our efficiency while providing parents access to the same product in a more expedient, efficient manner.”
Parents who would like to receive a hard copy of their child’s report card can do so at no cost by contacting the school administration.
As is policy now, report cards will continue to be withheld if school fees remain unpaid after the first quarter/trimester.
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