As card marking 3 comes to a close, parents will be accessing report cards through Parent Connect as we cannot print them and send them home with your child. It is my understanding that all parents have access to Parent Connect. This is where you can add money to your child’s lunch account, call in absences, view grades, etc.
Since this is a new way of getting the report cards dispersed to families, we are not sure when exactly they will be available, but the goal is by Monday (April 6th). My recommendation for now is to make sure your Parent Connect account is set up and active so when they are released, you will be able to access everything you need. As soon as I know more about the exact date, I will let you all know.
1. How do parents login to ParentConnect?
To login to ParentConnect, parents need their PIN and password; there are 2 options to get this information. Option 1 : Parents go to Dearborn Schools web site then ParentConnect link. If they don’t know the login info, they click (Need Your Login Information) link and it will prompt them to enter their email address as provided to the school and entered in MIStar (Menu/Enrollment/Student Editor/Contacts) and click Submit. This process emails them their PIN and Password.
Option 2 : If parents are unable to receive the email (no email, etc) and administrators need to provide the info, administrators can access MIStar Menu / System / ParentConnect Manager / Contacts Passwords as indicated below. Even though Option 2 is available for administrators, Option 1 is recommended because parents have to login to their email to retrieve the info and you can always add the email in Student Editor/Contacts if missing.
2. What is available in ParentConnect?
Following is the information that parents can see in ParentConnect.
|ParentConnect Module||How it relates to Report Cards|
|Attendance Detail Information|
|Attendance Summary Information|
|Class Assignment Information||This module represents the Gradebook information. Data is available as soon as teachers update their gradebook. It has been launched for all High Schools, all Middle Schools and Elementary Schools only if elementary teachers shared their gradebook in the setup.|
|Parent Reported Absence|
|Report Card Marks||This module represents the Report Cards information. Grades, including comments and notes are available as soon as our office finalizes the processing of the report cards and based on a date that is set for data to display. It has been launched for all High Schools, all Middle Schools and all Elementary Schools that will see a link to the Standard Report Card.|
|School / Classroom News|
|Teacher / Counselor Email Links|
I hope this helps. If you have any questions or have trouble logging into your account, please contact that Dearborn Help Desk at (313) 827-3030. I do not have access to any family’s personal login information for Parent Connect.