Blackboard Parent Accounts
In early March our school began to offer parents one account that will allow them to access both SIS and FCPS 24-7 Learning. Beginning September 8th, 2015, parents will use their SIS Parent Account username/password to login into both FCPS 24-7 Learning and their SIS Parent Account. There will no longer be a registration process for FCPS 24-7 Learning Parent Accounts. Any existing FCPS 24-7 Learning (Blackboard) parent accounts will be deleted in the Fall. If you did not activate your SIS account (see the information below) before your activation key code expired please contact the main office to reqeust a new letter and activation key code. We strongly encourage parents to activate their SIS Parent Account by the end of this school year, if you have not already done so.
Human Relations Award
Each year the Human Relations Committee at Colin Powell Elementary School awards recognition to one student, staff member, and parent/volunteer in our community who exemplifies the qualities highlighted in our mission statement: “The Human Relations Committee serves to promote an understanding and acceptance of all members of our school community.” These individuals will be recognized at our annual end of year awards ceremony. If you wish to nominate a student, staff member, or parent/volunteer, please submit your entry either through our website, http://www.fcps.edu/powelles/humanrelations/humanrelations.htm or by sending a hard copy of the nomination form to the main office, Attn: Beth Schoonover. Nominations are due by Friday, May 29, 2015.
Student Placement 2015-16
As we rapidly approach the end of the school year, placement of students for the 2015 - 2016 year will undoubtedly be the foremost on every parent’s mind. Please know that at Colin Powell Elementary School, we feel that parents are an integral part of our team; therefore, we welcome parent input into the placement of students in their respective classes. The assignment of students to classes is the primary responsibility of the school administrators, but it is a team effort that is performed with great care. If you have information about the kind of learning environment best suited for your child that would help us in the placement decision, please use the following link, http://www.fcps.edu/powelles/studentplacement/studentplacement.htm, to provide that information. This is not a solicitation for parent requests for teachers, and indeed requests for specific teachers cannot be honored. Rather, this is an opportunity for parents to share information about their child that would impact the learning situation. We are requesting that all forms be sent to Mrs. Clifford no later than June 30, 2015.
Student Information System (SIS) Parent Accounts
Our school is providing SIS Parent Accounts to each parent of a student at our school. This will enable access to view your student’s attendance, report card grades, and additional information, establishing another form of communication between home and school.
Each parent will receive a letter in the mail this week providing a web address, activation key, and directions on registering for your account. Please use the following link to a video that provides information about the registration process and the information you will view with this account., Support Video. If you need additional assistance please contact the school during normal school hours. Once you register for your account you may want to bookmark the SIS Parent Account login page, https://sisparent.fcps.edu
School Pyschologist Newsletter
The topic of this month's edition of the school pyschologist newsletter for parents is "Online Safety." The newsletter has several useful strategies on how to keep students safe online.
It’s that time of year when the PTA helps you shop for school supplies for the 2014-15 school year by buying a school supply pack. Be sure to visit www.cpespta.org for more information.
Devices no longer need to be registered each school year. The Acceptable Use Policy of the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook now includes permission for BYOD. Please see Mr. Decroo, in room 108, for assistance connecting to the wireless network.