PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (Oct. 6, 2009)—Parents of public school children in Calvery County now have "live" or real-time access to their childrens grades through an online program available through the county's public schools website.
In addition to seeing their childrens grades, parents can request periodic, automated emails with grade summaries and class assignments. They can also be notified when a class grade drops below a certain level.
"Providing students and parents with feedback about academic progress is sound educational practice and will increase student motivation and collaboration between teachers and families," said Superintendent Jack Smith.
In early September, the school system gave information including login credentials and details about the Internet viewer to all students in Grades 1 through 12.
Parents can access frequently asked questions, can get more information about logging in and can view tutorials through the Calvert County Public Schools website at www.calvertnet.k12.md.us. Parents can find this information by choosing the "Student" or "Parent" menu, looking in the "Internet Resources" section and then clicking on "Student Grades via Pinnacle Internet Viewer (PIV)." For easier access, parents can bookmark the URL: http://gradebook.calvertnet.k12.md.us/Pinnacle/PIV/Logon.aspx.
Parents who have questions about logging into the system or forgotten passwords are asked to contact the office of their child's school.