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New APS site keeps parents informed

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque Public Schools has a new website to help parents keep up with what’s going on at school.

The district has unveiled its new website, called ParentVue, which gives parents access to their child’s grades, attendance record, assignments, school calendars and teacher contact information.

There is also a StudentVue feature on the website, accessible at aps.edu, so students can log on and see their grades and assignments as soon as their teacher posts them.

ParentVue should be a vast improvement over the district’s former parent website, i-Parent, which was available only at the middle- and high school levels, said Shayne Kendall, APS student information services director. ParentVue will be available for all schools.

“From a usability standpoint, it’s laid out in a very easy format,” Kendall said.

The new website is part of the district’s $1.6 million overhaul of its student information system, which the school board approved about 18 months ago, APS spokesman Rigo Chavez said.

Chavez said the district will pay about $250,000 a year in maintenance costs for the system, which he said would save money because it will cut down on the number of paper notices the district sends to parents. He said the district does not have an estimate on savings.

For parents who don’t have access to a computer at home, APS schools have times when they will give parents access to computer labs so they can see ParentVue.

The new student information system will help principals and teachers too, Kendall said. That’s because the new software system has a lot of safeguards to make sure administrators are inputting correct information, he said.

Parents who want to learn more about ParentVue should visit the district’s website or contact their child’s school, Chavez said. He said individual schools are in charge of promoting ParentVue to parents.

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