PowerSchool Parent Account Set Up
PowerSchool is the student information system at Hoover Elementary and Schrum Middle Schools. That means it is where all of you child’s demographic information is entered at registration, and where teachers put their grading information throughout the year. As a parent, you can set up an account to monitor your child’s grades. You can set up that account here by clicking on the “Create Account” button (also accessible from the district home page), but you will need an access code, available from the school, for each child to access his or her specific information.
Through the Internet Essentials program, Comcast offers high speed internet access to all families who qualify for free or reduced lunches for a $9.95 monthly.The package also includes the availability of a computer for $149 offered at enrollment and free computer training available online, in print and in person.
If you already have a computer that is running slow or does not have the kinds of software tools you or your child needs, the free/libre open source software movement is a great place to look for help. Ubuntu is a free operating system, which means that it replaces Microsoft Windows. It can be installed easily on most computers, making it a great tool for anyone looking to have a computer with advanced technology for little to no cost.
Common Sense Media
“Common Sense Media is a national organization led by concerned parents and individuals with experience in child advocacy, public policy, education, media and entertainment.” They provide many resources on how to safely and effectively utilize technology and media to raise and teach children, including an innovative age-appropriate ratings system on movies and video games, as well as research and videos.