I Have a Question!
FAQ: A Parent and Student Guide
What does homework look like in 8th grade?
What has been Assigned?
Your child should be using their iPad to keep track of their assignments and class work. There are two places they can look to see if they have any homework. The first is Google Classroom. Most of your child's teachers are using Google Classroom for most of their assignments. The second is Google Calendar. We have practiced adding assignment due dates to Google Calendar. If they are using it correctly all of the information is there.
Frequency? Nightly. If your child claims to have no homework, please ask to see the completed work and compare it to the homework listed in their calendar or on the teacher’s website. In Social Studies, the work is designed to be done mostly in class. If students are using class time appropriately, they should not have much nightly homework. If they are not using class time, they are expected to complete work at home.
If you have questions for a particular teacher, contact information can be found at the bottom of this page.
Grades will be reported periodically and reported through Synergy. More information will be available for that soon.
How do I get access to ParentVue/Synergy?
There are two ways. First, you can have your student log in to StudentVue with you there and you can view grades for classes with your child. If you'd like your own log in to ParentVue, you need to contact our Registrar, Joyce Loper, at 503-431-5220 to get a parent access code.
NOTE: Please do not use Synergy to determine what needs to be done by your child. That information can be found in your child’s iPad calendar. Usually, by the time the scores are recorded in Synergy, it is too late to complete the assignment for credit. We prefer that students stay current with their assignments, rather than always struggling to catch up.
When should parents get involved with a problem at school?
We strongly suggest you encourage your child to attempt to discuss any issues or concerns directly with the teacher. If your child has addressed the concern with the teacher, and if the results are not satisfactory, it is an appropriate time to make contact with the teacher yourself.
You may contact any of the teachers through Twality’s website. I have also included phone and email contact information for team teachers below. Emails are most convenient for us for communication. Have a great year and please keep this guide in a handy spot. Thanks!
Sarah Waddell -- Social Studies 503.431.5226 firstname.lastname@example.org
Taylor Siron-- Language Arts . 503-431-5188 . email@example.com
Jennifer Puhl-- Science 503-431-5190 . firstname.lastname@example.org