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The vision of Red Brick Guides is:

"To provide every parent ... of every child ... in every community
access to needed resources that will empower them to get, and stay, involved
in their children's educational process."

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO ... Parents, You Are Now Invited!

     Aspen, our online educators tool for entering grades and attendance has finally reached a stage where we can sign up to "see into" our children's school time activities, at least a little bit. The system is more integrated, allowing teachers to input the data AND parents are now able to look at the information surrounding our children in more-or-less real time. Teachers have a 7-day window for entering grades on homework/formative assignments and a 14-day window for entering grades on classtime/summative assignments. Attendance is taken every period or mod and you can get a history of tardies and absences anytime.

     Once you sign up for access to the Parent Portal, you will be able see all of this information about your child's grades and attendance. Since you can see the names of your child's teachers you will be able to communicate more directly with them about your child's overall educational progress. You won't have to wait for your children to bring home a report card of their progress, or for a teacher to contact you about areas that need attention.

     These tools are their to give us that interaction that is proven to help us provide our children with the education they need and deserve. Have a look at the newly redesigned Manchester School District website while you're out in cyber space and feel free to send along your feedback and suggestions for ways to make it even better. Your children will thank you by being better prepared to be contributing members of society!

Debi Rapson/Kathy Staub
President, Red Brick Guides/President, MCQE

We have made every effort to verify the information presented here, but cannot guarantee its accuracy or completeness. We welcome corrections.

Dear Parent, Guardians, and Friends of Education,
As your Superintendent, I am proud and honored to provide an endorsement of “The Parent’s Resource Guide”. One of the unique characteristics of The Guide is that it is written by parents, for parents and represents a variety of educational practices and issues from the parent’s perspective.
This guide plays a significant role in providing pertinent information for you as we work together in making the Manchester School a safe and positive learning space for our students, staff, parents and community. Preparing students to be contributing members of society is not just a parental task these days. It requires positive interaction between parents and their children to be sure, but it also requires rsponsible social, school and community interactions and those are best accomplished when we have the knowledge and the tools to aid us in working together towards a common goal.
We all benefit from increased knowledge, involvement and understanding. I am confident that this Guide will provide you with strategies and examples of best practices of collaboration within the community in accomplishing our common goal, a 21st century quality education for all of our children.
The educating depends on us, the learning depends on the students, but the involvement depends upon you!!
Debra Livingston, EdD
Superintendent of Schools, Manchester School District

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