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HVP Novemer 2016

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Page 20 of 39 n Hudson Valley Parent 21 "There are no grades at a corpora- tion. You get a performance review," he adds. Technological connection Grades or no grades, the advent of online technology has given today's parents the ability to receive immediate feedback on their child's school life. With John Jay's online portal, for example, parents can be privy to a host of information. "It allows the parents to see current absences, schedules, missed classes and lessons, contact infor- mation, grades, assessments, and have direct access to teacher email and communication specific to their child," says King. "It is user-friendly and easy to set up." Podesta says Putnam Valley Ele- mentary has recently made report cards available online to parents twice a year. "The report cards are quite easy to read and understand," she says. "Parents are appreciating the on- line accessibility, but we do provide a hard copy of the report card in June. When an online process is new, there may be some directions needed. But this system is quite user-friendly." Weaver likes the accessibility of the online reports John Jay offers, and finds that, in general, upper grade report cards offer valuable information. "I think report cards became more important to me once they went to junior high and high school, because I don't see as much of what they're doing at school, like I did when they were little," she says. But, the report card is just one part of the equation. "The report card should have no surprises, because it's just part of a year-long conversation we have with families," says Chant. Karen Kaufman Orloff is a free- lance writer and author of nine books for children, including I Wan- na Iguana, I Wanna New Room, and I Wanna Go Home. Her most recent book is Miles of Smiles. 147 Lake Street • Newburgh NY 12550 • URGENT CARE We Open Early and Close Late 845-563-8000 SAVE TIME. On site Pharmacy • On site Laboratory & Blood Testing On site X-Ray & Ultra Sound • 24/7 on-call Doctors Bumps, rashes, fevers, and earaches don't just happen IURPQLQHWR²YH7KDW¬VZK\RXUFRQYHQLHQW8UJHQW &DUH&HQWHULVRSHQGD\VDZHHNDORQJZLWK•RQ FDOOVHUYLFHZLWKRXUGRFWRUV SAVE MONEY. FEEL BETTER! .HHSLQJ\RXKHDOWK\VLQFH••• 3206 Rt. 9W New Windsor, NY 12553 (845) 561-5227 301 Main Street Beacon, NY 12508 (845) 831-5995 ORANGEPEDIATRICCARE.COM ORANGE PEDIATRIC CARE, P.C. Looking for Quality, Compassionate, Personalized Pediatric Care? Maria Bernardez, MD - Board Certifi cate, FAAP Pediatrician

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