WHEREAS the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) and English Language School Board (ELSB) in Prince Edward Island have been encouraging greater parent engagement in students’ education, and
WHEREAS studies show the level of parent engagement is directly linked to student achievement and outcomes, and
WHEREAS parents and students are frustrated and overwhelmed by the host of engagement tools used by teachers/schools such as teacher blogs, websites, social media sites, StudentsAchieve System (SAS), etc., and
WHEREAS the DEECD and ELSB systematically supports teachers’ timely use of SAS as the primary communication tool for student attendance and mark management at the intermediate and senior high school levels, and
WHEREAS the greatest level of overall parent engagement occurs at the elementary school level;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the PEI Home and School Federation requests the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and English Language School Board allow parents' access to the StudentsAchieve System at the elementary school level; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the PEIHSF requests the DEECD and ELSB to support elementary school teachers’ use of SAS beyond that of school attendance at the elementary school level and establish consistent and clear procedures for use by teachers that is communicated to parents.