Online School: Your Questions Answered

Frequently Asked Questions: Online School

When can I see my student’s class schedule in ParentVue?

Class schedules for Online students in elementary, middle, and high school will be visible in Synergy (StudentVue/ParentVue) on Monday, January 4, 2021. The way classes are organized is different than a traditionally scheduled day.  Once a new trimester begins, the best way to track your student’s progress will be through the Schools PLP portal.

Elementary school example:
We will begin with a strong focus on Language Arts and Math, and as students become comfortable (and successful) with the program we will ‘turn on’ additional content (science, social studies, etc.)

Middle school example:
At the middle school, students will have math and language arts class content available at all times.  The remaining core courses will be available on a rotation, switching at the midpoint of each trimester.  This is to allow students to focus with more depth on fewer topics at a time.

Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3
Math Math Math
English Language Arts English Language Arts English Language Arts 
Science Social Studies Science Social Studies Science Social Studies

High school example:
Students enrolled in PLP can work on any course they are enrolled in after logging in to the program.  We recommend that students complete at least ONE ACTIVITY a day in each class during the regular school week.  Progress toward course completion can be checked after logging-in to the PLP program on the main course listing screen.  By moving your screen cursor over the “progress” bar chart next to each course listing, you will be able to see the percentage of work completed and if the student is on track to finish on time.

What will a day look like?
There will be two ways to interact with Gladstone staff each day.

1] Every day the grade level group will gather on an optional Daily Meeting Zoom call, much like a ‘homeroom’ or ‘advisory’ meeting.  This is designed to be social, not academic.

2] Students with academic questions for teachers or those needing help navigating the platform may make a Help Desk appointment.  

Students at Gladstone High School are encouraged to “message” their PLP teachers through the PLP software Messaging system for quick responses to curriculum questions.  Students can also choose to email teachers through the Gladstone School District email system to set-up a Zoom meeting for concerns that involve further interaction with a PLP teacher.

Schedules for both the Daily Meeting and Help Desk times are posted.  Otherwise, the program is designed to be totally flexible for your students.  Gladstone staff will monitor your student’s progress through the year, and will be in touch if they are off-pace. Parents/Guardians will be able to view your student’s progress and pacing in real time.

How do I know what/how my student is doing online?
You are able to log-in as a parent to your student’s PLP account.  Log-in using your student’s Gladstone School District user name and password.  There is a check-box next to the log-in screen that says “Log-in as a Parent.”  Grades/progress will be visible through the platform with immediate updated course progress information.  Grades will be visible in ParentVue when entered at the end of a term.  

My child has an Individual Education Plan (IEP).  Will they be supported?
Yes, your child’s IEP is still in effect.  Special education staff are working with PLP teachers to address unique learning needs and provision of a free appropriate public education (FAPE).  You can expect to hear from special education staff about supports available for your child within the first week.

Will my high school student earn grades and credit toward graduation?Yes. Grades will be posted in ParentVue at the end of each term and will be part of the student’s official transcript.

Whom should I contact with questions about Online School?
To ask questions or arrange for assistance, contact Theresa Schmidt at schmidtt@gladstone.k12.or.us or phone: 503.656.6564, extension 265.

Will my high school student earn grades and credit toward graduation?
Yes. Grades will be posted in ParentVue at the end of each term and will be part of the student’s official transcript.

Whom should I contact with questions about Online School?
To ask questions or arrange for assistance, contact Theresa Schmidt at schmidtt@gladstone.k12.or.us or phone: 503.656.6564, extension 265.