To All Families in Kindergarten:
The Kindergarten progress report is designed to give you a comprehensive picture of your child’s academic skills and the dispositions of the Mount Vernon Mind through standards-based reporting of math, literacy, connections classes, the Mount Vernon Mind and a narrative reflection summarizing the wonderful learning that took place throughout Kindergarten during the second trimester. Our student progress monitoring system includes assessments, feedback, and reflection through conferences, ePortfolios, and progress reports.
As you review your child’s progress report, you will notice the same six Mount Vernon mindset indicators reported on last trimester have been reported on again this trimester as we continue. This information will assist you in supporting your child while he or she grows as Creative Thinkers, Communicators, Ethical-Decision Makers, Innovators, Solution Seekers and Collaborators. This year, we are focusing on six indicators, one from each mindset.
In addition to reviewing this trimester's progress report, please visit your child’s FreshGrade ePortfolio for ongoing feedback Mount Vernon learning outcomes, mindset growth, and student reflections. You will also find a self-reflection from your child summarizing their academic glows and grows. We always enjoy seeing parent comments in FreshGrade so feel free to respond to your child’s posts.
Students' progress on the Mount Vernon Mindsets will be reported using the following indicators:
EE Exceeds Current Expectations
ME Meets Current Expectations
AE Approaching Current Expectations
LE Lack of Evidence
Students' progress in the Connections classes will be reported using the following indicators:
1: Novice. The student needs improvement in this skill. In addition to the remediation happening at school, students need more practice with this skill at home.
2: Emerging. The student does not yet consistently demonstrate this skill independently. Students should increase practice on these skills to become proficient.
3: Proficient. The student consistently demonstrates this skill independently. This is the benchmark, the goal. Students should continue to practice these skills to maintain mastery or develop it further.
4: Advanced. The student consistently exceeds expectations on this skill. This is meant to recognize exemplars of work that surpass developmental expectations. Families should not expect to see many 4s on the report.
Kindergarten students receiving a 1 or a 4 will have additional information including strategies outlined in their narrative comments.
The School uses progress reports to discern, map, and inform your child’s learning journey. The reports will be available through PowerSchool until May 1, 2019. We will then remove access to student accounts while teachers input data for the Trimester 3 Progress Report.
To access this valuable information regarding your child’s growth and learning, please see the instructions on the following pages.
Lower School Division Head
Lower School Head of Learning and Innovation
ACCESSING AND PRINTING PROGRESS REPORTS
1. Navigate to PowerSchool
(https://mountvernon.powerschool.com) and enter your username and password. New families received information from Kasi Turner at the start of the school year.
If you have trouble logging in, please click the Forgot Username or Password link.
For optimal viewing, we recommend parents use a computer rather than a mobile device.
2. From the Grades and Attendance page, click the Standards tab, then click the drop down arrow to open the progress report.
3. In the progress report, a white comment icon indicates additional narrative feedback. Clicking on the comment icon prompts a secondary window to slide in from the right, displaying the narrative comment.
4. To print a progress report, open the report and press Command + P (Mac) or Control + P (PC). The multi-page report begins on page 2 of the document.
5. To print comments, open a comment and highlight the section you wish to print. Right-click on the highlighted section and select Print.
Alternatively, parents may wish to copy and paste all narrative comments into another document (for instance, a Word document or a Google document) to save for their records.
If you have any trouble, please complete a support ticket and a member of our support team will be in touch.