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Unlimited PowerSchool access toxic to Staples

Since PowerSchool was added to the Westport Public School district in 2017, both students and parents have had unlimited access to grades. The constant ability to check the app causes unnecessary stress to students.

Remy Teltser ’21, Paper Features Editor

November 11, 2019

Hardly seven seconds after receiving an “it’s posted” text message, PowerSchool is loading its web page onto my phone browser. As the all too familiar gray dial spins around, I am internally freaking out. Simultaneously, my AP Lang group chat is blowing up talking about how this one essay affect...

Data overload hurts students’ brains

Data overload hurts students’ brains

Sam Zuckerman '21

October 22, 2018

PowerSchool is the open grading system we use at Staples, and it forms the cornerstone of the Staples community. But do we know what it is like from a teacher’s perspective? Former Staples English teacher and girls’ cross country coach Amanda Parrish Morgan released an article referring to her time...

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it:” a senior’s rant on PowerSchool

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it:” a senior’s rant on PowerSchool

September 20, 2017

By Adam Wenkoff '18 While not having a way to check our grades online has been an inconvenience for all students at Staples, it’s been incredibly annoying for seniors, especially those that are looking to apply either Early Decision (ED) or Early Action (EA) to schools this year. Most schools’...

PowerSchool accessible today

PowerSchool accessible today

September 15, 2017

By: Dana Perelberg '20 According to a Westport Education Association [WEA] email sent Sept. 13, PowerSchool should be up and running Friday afternoon, potentially ending a two week stretch where students and parents could not access the online grade book.    As of Sept. 14, the Staples PowerS...

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