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Parents will soon have the opportunity to play a more active role in their children’s academic careers. Beginning Jan. 26, parents can securely view their children’s grades and attendance online. They will also be able to view course syllabi, upcoming assignments, and class descriptions. Parents can even register to receive e-mail or text notifications when a student is absent or their grades drop below a parent-specified threshold.
CPS’ new Parent Portal offers more than just a snapshot of academic progress. Parents will also be able to communicate directly with teachers, enhancing the opportunity for parent-teacher interaction.
The Parent Portal will require parents to log in to their account with a unique personal identification number (PIN) designated by their children’s school. This measure will help maintain the security and integrity of student’s personal information. Additionally, the issuance of a PIN will allow parents to manage one account linked to all of their children within CPS.
Join us here through Jan. 26 as we discuss features of the Parent Portal. Topics will include: establishing an account and obtaining a PIN, using the Parent Portal, and managing the account.
* Please note: Each individual school will determine the best time and most effective manner in which to disseminate parent PINs. Under no circumstances will personal identification numbers be issued over the telephone.