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Update from the Principal's desk:

Families of Mat-Su Central,

We learned yesterday that our Parent Portal has a limit of 250 users at one time.  Historically, this has never been an issue however this year with our unprecedented enrollment the 250 cap is a challenge.

We need your help.  
Our plan is to reduce demand on the portal by assigning the following days for family groups to submit grades and reimbursements:

Monday/Wednesdays-Families with last names A-K
Tuesdays/Thursdays-Families with last names L-Z
Friday/Saturday/Sunday-Any family, however you may experience slower performance.

Best Practices prior to logging into the MSC Portal:
Type up your narratives ahead of time
Have your work sample files ready
Have your receipt files ready to upload

Please note, all grade deadlines are extended.

This will be the plan through October while we work towards upgrading our platform in early November.

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Guidelines:

Quarter 1 ends October 14, and grades need to be submitted via the Parent Portal for all K-8 students. High School students do not need to submit grades at the quarter mark unless they are playing a sport and need to show eligibility. To reach the MSC Parent Portal, first log into ParentVue, select “Home School Sites” on the left column, and then select Mat-Su Central.

When turning in grades, keep in mind that you need 3 things for each class:

1. A number score for K-5 students and a letter grade for 6-12.
2. A two-three sentence narrative that describes what and how your student progressed in his/her learning this quarter.
3. 2-3 work samples for each class (these can be photos of final projects/essays/assignments/tests that support your assigned grade or pictures and videos of your student engaged in PE, music, or art). If taking an online class, please include a screenshot of the class gradebook. Other work samples for online classes are not necessary.

**There are some excellent video tutorials on the Parent Resources page that will walk you through grade submissions and other common processes. Please reach out directly to me for further assistance regarding grade submission, as it can initially be a steep learning curve.