A common theme from teachers, students and parents has been for the district to adopt a single learning management system for parents to stay informed about their child(ren)'s classes and coursework. Previously, learning management systems varied by teacher. As such, all teachers in grades 5-12 will be using the same learning management system -- Schoology. This simplifies parent/student access to assignments and course content. One username and password within Schoology will grant access to your child(ren)'s teachers, courses and schoolwork.Parents can register for a Schoology account that can be linked with their children's accounts. When parents log in, they will see a Facebook-like interface that links them to the District Schoology page as well as the school pages where their children attend and each child's classroom. This tool will be an integral part of how teachers design and implement their lesson plans, assignments and grades. They will use it to post updates to their class and communicate with parents. Parents will be able to see what their children are working on and have access to their grades through Schoology.
When can parents get into Schoology?
Parents will be given access at the end of the first trimester after teachers and students will have time to be acquainted with the platform. This is a best practice for implementing this software. Working towards full implementation of using one Learning Management System is not easy and will take time. Please be patient with our transition. To help accommodate all stakeholders, district leadership adopted a three-year implementation schedule. While teachers can choose to accelerate their implementation of Schoology, we provided minimum expectations as guidelines for each year of the three years of implementation.
Schoology Mobile App
Schoology also has a convenient mobile app that can be downloaded and used on mobile phones, tables and iPads! This app can be found in the Google Play and iTunes stores.
Schoology vs. Sapphire: What's the Difference?
Schoology (pronounced /skoo-luh-jee/) is an online tool that manages curriculum, assessments, grading and other classroom management tasks and is also a communication platform for educators and students in K-12. Schoology is a learning management system (LMS). Sapphire Community Portal is the district's student information system (SIS). Parents will soon have access to both platforms.
Here's what parents and students will have access to in each system:
Sapphire Community Portal:
- Demographics information (grade level, address, phone, email, etc.)
- Student schedules
- Report cards/transcripts
- Detailed grades
- Course requests (CVHS ONLY)
- Health Records (immunizations/screenings)
- Teachers have three years to integrate Schoology as their LMS. Beginning with the second trimester, parents will be able to see:
- Link from Sapphire to Schoology for one course with Syllabus
- Link from Sapphire to Schoology for all courses by the start of the second semester HS with syllabi; MS by beginning of third trimester with syllabi