Dolphin Dispatch

December 7

UPCOMING DATES:

DEC 10 - Progress Report Period - view grades on PowerSchool

DEC 21 - Student half days. Dismissal at 11:00AM all students.

DEC 22 - End of Q2 and 1st semester.

DEC 23-JAN 1 Holiday Break. No classes..

JAN 4 - Classes resume online

JAN 18 - No Classes. Martin Luther King Jr Day.

JAN 26-FEB 5 - Parent conference window - specific date TBD

Next Week Spirit Week

Hello Graebner Families,

We are excited to bring back our Graebner Spirit Week. We have made a few adjustments so that we can participate remotely.

Ms. Noechel's Morning Announcements Crew will present the information to the students in our WKEYS Broadcast. The teachers will be taking some screenshots of the classes that participate in the daily Spirit Week events. The WKEYS Crew will then create a slideshow for one of the January Graebner Morning Announcements. Also a few of the images may be included in future Dolphin Dispatches. Be assured that our staff will be monitoring media release protocol while submitting classroom photographs.

Here is a sneak peek at our Graebner Spirit Week schedule:

12.14 = Hat Day

12.15 = Graebner Spirit Wear and Blue & White Day

12.16 = Crazy Hair Day

12.17 = Pajama Day

12.18 = Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Of course, family participation is optional. We look forward to celebrating our Graebner Team Spirit with this fun-filled activity.

HALF DAY DISMISSAL TIME IS 11:00 AM (DEC 21 & 22) FOR ALL STUDENTS INCUDING VA CLASSES.

A Word from the GPTO

The Graebner PTO is having an end of the year sale on all retired logo spiritwear at or near 50% off. Get your holiday shopping in. Items are limited and nonrefundable. You will be contacted after purchase with drop off or pickup instructions. Order now through Dec 22 in time for Christmas.

www.graebnerpto.com/spiritwear

Let's thank our Graebner Staff for going above and beyond this school year so far by taking care of our children's emotional and educational needs. This time of year as parents we especially like to shower them with praise and gifts. We have asked the staff to answer some questions to find out more about them, their likes and needs. Go to www.graebnerpto.com/staffappreciation to find a staff member you'd like to gift.

Finally, the PTO still has expenses and needs even if we are remote. Our can/bottle return drive has been helping little by little and we are still collecting. So please, if you have bottles and cans that you want to donate, please email us at gptoboard@gmail.com to arrange a pickup or drop off.

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Title I Parent Meeting Video

Graebner Annual Title 1 Parent Meeting

PTO News/Meetings

Check out the GPTO page this week for more exciting content on activities, volunteering and fundraising. New content will be added weekly, so please do not forget to click the link below, sign up to be notified of website changes and also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/graebnerpto

POWERSCHOOL/UNIFIED CLASSROOM

PowerSchool is Now More Powerful!


PowerSchool has resources for UCS parents that are accessible through its Unified Classroom. PowerSchool’s Unified Classroom has replaced the traditional Parent Portal. It is the district's student information system used for scheduling, attendance, grades, and delivery of report cards.


Helpful instructional guides are listed below.

PARENT
Unified Classroom account for a New Parent

Click here for detailed instructions
Use: Parent Access - NEW PARENT

Unified Classroom account for a parent who has an original Parent Portal Account
Click here for detailed instructions
Use: Parent Access - EXISTING PARENT


STUDENT
Unified Classroom account for a student

Click here for detailed instructions
Use: Student Access

Unified Classroom login URL: https://classroom.powerschool.com

Mobile App Parents and students will still be able to access student grades and attendance by using the mobile PowerSchool App.

If you are experiencing issues with the PowerSchool Mobile App, please see the appropriate Frequently Asked Questions document below:

For all users:
Click here for detailed instructions and FAQ

To login to PowerSchool:

Click here or paste link into browser: ps.ucs.misd.net/public/

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Attendance

Our Graebner teachers will be taking attendance first thing in the morning and right after lunch daily. If your child will be absent and missing live instruction, please call the absence into the office at 586-797-5099