Dear Upham Community,

I hope that you are enjoying your summer events and activities. You will need to go to our PowerSchool Parent Portal immediately to update your emergency contact information, directory information, and other important permissions for each one of your children (see link below). If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the office immediately.

Important dates as we approach the beginning of school:

Monday, August 26

First Day for Teachers

Tuesday, August 27

11:00-11:30- Kindergarten Meet and Greet

11:30-12:00- New Family Orientation

Wednesday, August 28

1st Day of School (1/2 Day)

PowerSchool Parent Portal & Classroom Assignments

The Wellesley Public Schools use PowerSchool, an online platform, to maintain the emergency contact information, directory information, and other important permissions for each of our students. The PowerSchool Parent Portal will be open August 5 at 12 Noon- August 30, 2019. We ask that all of our parents/guardians login during this time and update/confirm this important information. Home Room information for Grades K-8 will be available after you complete the parent portal forms for each student in your family. Grade 9-12 Schedules will be available on August 22 after parent portal forms are completed. As in prior years, you will not be receiving a class list due to security and privacy laws (see MGL 603 CMR 23.00 for more information).   

District approved parent and community partners such as our PTOs, Wellesley Education Foundation, etc. request contact information for our families to produce school directories, which we recognize are a valued resource for our families. In accordance with our Student Records Policy (JRA, JRA-R) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), parents may opt-out/customize the information released through the Powerschool Parent Portal.  Please note that directory information shared with parent organizations is done so with the understanding that this information will not be used for commercial, political, or other third-party uses.

To find out more and access the Powerschool Parent Portal please click here: https://wellesleyps.org/students-families/parent-portal-info/powerschool-parent-portal-2019/

Thank you,

Mr. Dees

 

 

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