Hello Bulldog Families!
Interim grades are now available in PowerSchool through the Parent Portal, as we mark the halfway point in Quarter 1! Hard copies of interim and quarter grades are available upon written request only. Request forms are available in the office.
Student-led Conferences are coming up on October 23 & 24. Details on how to sign-up for conferences online will be available soon. Be sure to check our daily announcements! I encourage you to embrace this opportunity to see your student(s) present his or her academic progress from a student perspective with pride. Teachers are equally excited to meet families and have this opportunity to work together to make your student as successful as he or she can be.
PowerSchool continues to be the most reliable source for updated information regarding student academic progress, attendance, transportation, school fees and much more. The Parent Portal is the primary place for guardians to provide important information regarding the health and safety of our students. It is imperative that we have the most current and accurate information on file regarding every students’ emergency contact information, medical alerts, and other parent permissions as outlined in the list of ECollect forms in the Parent Portal. Each form requires a digital signature every school year to confirm your preferences are accurate. This includes the Publicity Consent form that allows your student’s name and picture to be included in any social media that promotes student achievements. We ask that you and your student sign the Code of Conduct in acknowledgement that the Middle School Handbook is accessible at anytime on Blendon’s school webpage under the “Resources” tab.
Another reason to be certain phone numbers & emails are current in Power School’s Parent Portal is so that you benefit fully from SchoolMessenger, the automated notification system used throughout the Westerville City School district to send out important information via voicemail, text, and email. Contact information is pulled from PowerSchool. All Blendon newsletters, daily announcements, & other important notifications will be sent via email through SchoolMessenger in addition to being posted on our website.
I look forward to an exciting year of exemplifying our Bulldog Pride and striving for excellence!
Mr. Kendall Harris, Principal