RH Web site lets parents check grades

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 30, 2004

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP - Parents of students at Rock Hill High School will soon have a new avenue to keep track of their child's educational achievement.

School officials have developed a new Web-based program called "Progress Book."

Teachers log their students' grades daily and parents are able to access their child's information on the school's Web site by using a password.

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Guidance counselor Bob Wilds said he hopes to have "Progress Book" operational soon. He emphasized the site will be secure, so that a parent is able to view only his or her child's information and no one else's.

More information and the passwords will be given to parents when they come to the school Monday for the regular parent-teacher conferences.

"We've been listening to parents and we've had meetings over a couple of years and what we've found is that parents want more communication. This is one tool we have to bridge the communication gap with parents," Principal Steve Lambert said.

Lambert said he hopes eventually that homework assignments can be added to the "Progress Book."

The parent-teacher conference Monday will feature a book signing with author Danny Fulks. Fulks, a professor emeritus at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., wrote "Tragedy on Greasy Ridge: True Stories from Appalachian Ohio." Fulks will be there from 5-6 p.m.