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24-Hour Access to Your Kids' Grades and Attendance

Twin Falls

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By Faye Hoffman

Parents of Twin Falls High School students can now check up on their kids' progress at any time, with the click of a mouse. Now the school's website is getting more hits than ever before.

If your teen is struggling in school and he or she won't tell you, you can log on to find out.

Twin Falls High School principal Ben Allen says the webpage is updated every night at midnight with each student's attendance record, grades, even what assignments students are missing.

What's most incredible is how many people are signing on. It’s been averaging over 4,000 hits a day.

That doesn't necessarily mean parents are constantly checking in; teens are taking advantage of the learning opportunities available too.

“Blackboard is a system that allows students to get into their assignments at home, and take quizzes. It has their grades on it, how they do. If they don't do well they can re-take it,” says Allen.

The site has been up for several years, but this year the web page design class has worked to make it user–friendly and interactive.

“It has all of our activities that are happening; it has some video clips of maybe last night's softball game. It also has places where they can contact teachers, the principal. It’s just a lot of things about Twin Falls High School.”

Students have their own passwords and parents who wish to take advantage of the in–touch program can get their own too.


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