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Info for Parents Goes Online

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 | 11:01 AM

Parents now have online access to information related to grades, attendance, and behavior, thanks to a new program used for managing student data. 

From the Haleyville Middle School website:

"2011-2012 brought a huge change in the way student data is managed in Alabama schools. The State Department of Education (SDE), in conjuction with Software Technology Incorporated, launched STI Now. The new student management system is able to integrate many different types of data used for reporting. The SDE requires schools to report student and teacher information to various departments. This information is used for a variety of reasons from tracking student acheivement to the monitoring of a teacher's certification.

"One of the great additions to this software is what it offers parents. For the first time, parents will have access to information related to grades, attendance, and behavior. Parents will only be able to view their child's progress and all data will be secure. You will receive a letter through the mail with instructions on how to set up your secure account. We encourage all parents to use this software and become active partners in developing academic success for their children. It's important to mention that teachers will keep current records, however, there will be reasonable delays in recording grade and discipline data. These items are usually recorded during a teacher's planning time or even from home. Attendance data will be real-time. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Mr. O'Rear, Principal, at (205) 486-9240."

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