eSIS Info.:. Go to eSIS .:. Go Up (This page is under construction as we switch over to eSIS)
What is my student password? .:. Top
This is the format of student usernames and passwords:
User name: <grad year><last name><first initial> Password: Student ID (in eSIS)
Mine would be 81murrayc because I am Chris Murray, and I was in the class of 1981. (Gracious me!)
What is eSIS? .:. Top
It is a service that the district is using to facilitate
parent teacher communications. It lets students and parents establish accounts that
they can use to access information posted by teachers. All teachers will
be using eSIS, some may use all the features, some may only post
grades, and some will be struggling to learn how to use it this first year.
How should I use eSIS? .:. Top
I am really hoping that eSIS is not used to micromanage
my students. You the parent may be the better judge as to whether your
child needs to be constantly reminded to turn in assignments - but my emphasis
in class is student responsibility. It is my agenda that they take
responsibility for turning in their own assignments. This is why I give
them a syllabus with everything on it. If they miss class, they almost
never have to ask "What did I miss?" - it's all there - readings,
homework, lesson content and when to turn in what. I encourage you to
check on your child as little as possible, and if you need to do so, have your
child use their own account and do it together so that it becomes a joint
effort. You can also use eSIS to send us messages from their secure
server. (It is more secure than email.)
What can I find on eSIS? .:. Top
Teachers may choose to post progress reports for your child (that only you and your child can see), send messages to parents that they will see when they use their accounts, and add commentary to individual assignments.
When are grades posted? .:. Top
The short answer is that eSIS is a database - so as soon as information is posted by a teacher form, it is available from the parent side. Teachers all probably have their own policy. Mine will be that I will enter grades after due dates have passed. If a student turns an assignment in late (even for a really good reason) it will not show up until another batch of assignments comes in. Parents and students must understand that the progress report is not a final grade, and that we sometimes make mistakes entering assignments, and students sometimes forget to turn things in on time. The progress report reflects simply a snapshot of what is currently in the database. Look at the dates for the assignments - I will often put assignments in that are not due yet. They will also be weighted zero so that they do not affect the progress report.
How do I activate my account? .:. Top
Parents receive their password and user name either at Back To School Night, or by mail. Greg Dinse (firstname.lastname@example.org) , Jeanette Ryan (email@example.com) , or Christi McCauley (firstname.lastname@example.org) can answer your questions.
What is your grading policy regarding late work and re-grades? .:. Top
For the full policy look at the course policies off the Documents link from the home page. In general, there is a late penalty, labs are both extremely important to a physics student's grade, and repairable. (i.e. students can turn in the lab again for a re-grade) It is not unusual for students to get a 20/40 on a lab by not labeling graphs, and missing a few questions. Don't freak out in other words. Daily homework near the end of semesters I give final deadlines for re-grades to be turned in.
What if an assignment that was turned in does not appear on eSIS? .:. Top
Most of the times that this happens, the assignment just wasn't turned in, or the student didn't put their name on the paper, or they turned it in after I sent grades or collected assignments to grade. Sometimes they really did turn it in, but it didn't get entered. We will iron out these errors in class - I really can't give you more information when I am sitting at the computer answering e-mails. Remember, what you see on eSIS is a work in progress, not a final edict etched in stone.