September 30, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories
For many years, the Mounds View School District has used School View for students and parents to check grades, pay for lunch money and register for activities. However, when TIES discontinued School View, the district had to find a replacement.
In the absence of School View, Mounds View Schools adopted ParentVue as the new system for student information.
For some students, the new system is confusing. Eliana Scheett, 11, said, “I have absolutely no clue what it is or how to work it, which makes it fairly difficult to stay on top of my grades. I finally mastered School View last year and now I'm starting from scratch.”
For others, ParentVue is more helpful. “I think [ParentVue] is more convenient because of the simplicity and elegance of the layout. The functionality of it is nearly identical to schoolview, and you have the added benefit of being able to see grades in more detail,” said Jeffrey Hu, 11.
Principal Jeffrey Ridlehoover has acknowledged the confusion and the district has addressed some tech concerns. “Students and families have experienced some login issues and we have had some concerns expressed related to the functionality and communication pieces of Synergy and Moodle, but these issues appear to have been corrected and did not have anything to do with the manner in which grades and assignments are viewed through the new technology,” he said.