• Blackboard LMS

    Blackboard

    Blackboard is the learning management system (LMS) in the classroom for sharing of files, assignments, and communication for students and teachers. There are no parent accounts with this system.

    Schools Using Tool:

    • FPHS

    Parent Information:

    • No parent accounts

  • Blackboard Mass Notifications

    Blackboard Mass Notification 

    This one-way communication tool is used by all schools to push urgent school messages out to parents and students through email, text, and voice when accounts are connected. This tool is also used at the classroom level to send information related to the class out to parents and students.

    Weather alerts is an example of the types of messages sent.


    Schools using Tool:

    • District
    • FPHS
    • FPMS
    • WAES
    • WVES

    Parent Information:

    Parents will need to to update their demographic information with all schools their children attend. This information would include:

    • Current phone number (mobile number for text alerts)
    • Current email
    • Current physical address. 

  • Class Dojo

    Class Dojo

    Class Dojo is a behavioral management and communication tool used in the classroom. Immediate information in reference to your child's day-0to-day behavior can be seen using this tool.

    Schools Using this Tool:

    • WVES - various teachers
    • WAES

    Parent Information:

    You will need to join the Class Dojo Group by following the instructions sent home by your child's teacher in order to connect to the tool.

     

  • Email and Phone

    Emails and Phone Calls

    Teachers can be reached by phone or email. The contact information for teachers can be found on each school's website by choosing the "Staff Directory" icon as seen below.

    staff directory icon

    Schools Using Tool:

    • All schools

    Parent Information:

    Go to the school website to access the individual teacher emails.

    The school phone numbers are also listed on each the school's homepage.

  • Google Classroom

    Google Classroom

    Google Classroom is a digital classroom learning environment or learning management system that allows for sharing of digital files between the teacher and the student. 

    Schools Using Tool:

    • FPMS
    • FPHS - various teachers

    Parent Information:

    No Parent Accounts

  • INOW/Chalkable Gradebook

    INOW/Chlakable - Official Gradebook

    This is the student information system (SIS) to communicate grades, attendance, and disciplinarian issues with guardians and students. This is the "Official Gradebook" of the school system.

    Schools Using Tool:

    • FPHS
    • FPMS
    • WAES
    • WVES

    Parent Instructions:

    Parent login credentials are sent home at the beginning of the school year. Parents will need to log into INOW/Chalkable using those credentials in order to view student grades, conduct records, and attendance at any time during the year. Contact the school office with any log-in issues.

  • Remind

    Remind 

    Many teachers, coaches and club/organization sponsors utilize this two-way messaging tool for communication with parents and students via text messages.

    Schools Using Tool:

    • Various Teachers, Coaches, Sponsors at Each School

    Parent Information:

    You will need to join the Remind group to participate and receive messages. The "How to Join"  information will be sent home if your child's teacher/coach/sponsor is using this tool.

  • Seesaw

    Seesaw

    Seesaw is a digital classroom managment tool and a digital student portfolio tool. Each parent or guardian will have access to ONLY his or her child to view files their child uploads (images, video, recordings, etc.) and be able to leave comments for their child to see/hear.

    Schools Using Tool:

    • WAES
    • WVES

    Parent Information:

    Parents will need to follow the instructions sent home on how to join their child's Seesaw group and view their child's work.

  • Website, School App, and Facebook Page

    Website, School App, and Facebook Page

    The Fort Payne City School System maintains an official website and Facebook page, and has recently added a school app for sharing of school information. The school app can be downloaded from app stores.

    Schools Using Tools:

    All schools and District

    Parent Information:

    You will need to visit these sites regularly to find the information being shared. You can also download the School App to your device and set-up notifications when information is added or in reference to your child's lunch and library accounts.