Another change that has been in the works for several years is the transition to a new district website. We wanted a site that met the following criteria:
Easy for students, parents, teachers and community members to navigate to help ensure easy access to information,
Easy for staff to edit to encourage frequent updates to information so that the website is always current,
Attractive and functional with built-in features that promote student learning, and
Integration with Google Apps for Education.
We chose SharpSchool as our new web platform as it met all of these criteria at a reasonable cost.
Our new website can be found at the same URL as our former page: www.glendale.k12.wi.us
Please be patient as we move into our new website home. We are working as fast as possible to get the site up-to-date. There are still some pages that are “under construction.” Keep checking back to see how it evolves!
Lastly, we have also changed our student information system. We have moved from PowerSchool to Infinite Campus. We chose Infinite Campus for many of the same reasons we chose SharpSchool as our website host:
It is user friendly and also offers a parent/student portal for smartphones and tablets,
It is easy for parents, students and teachers to navigate,
It includes a standards-based report card system, and
It includes an easy-to-maintain parent and student data base making it easier for the schools to contact parents/guardians in an emergency.
I just wanted you to be aware of some of the changes that are happening in your Glendale-River Hills School District as we move forward in helping our students to become 21st century learners. More information on all of the above will be discussed at our next school board meeting on September 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the Glen Hills Library and at a soon to-be-scheduled parent information night at both Parkway and Glen Hills. Thank you for your continued support in helping to make the Glendale-River Hills School District a wonderful place for our students to grow academically, as well as, socially, emotionally and physically!