Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! I wanted to make sure that you are aware that your parent portal account established last year for each student is ready. Returning students will not need new portal IDs. Parents with students new to the district will be receiving a letter from the campus secretary with a portal ID.
Grade and attendance information is available for each of your children enrolled in Sunray ISD. The use of txConnect as another communication tool for more parental involvement. I wanted to make a few comments to hopefully answer some questions you may have.
1. Grades posted by the teacher on Monday, for instance, would not be available for parent viewing in txConnect until Tuesday. Grade data is available following the automatic refresh and daily data backup conducted each night.
2. Attendance will be communicated/exported to txConnect each hour. Just remember you are seeing the teacher's recording as tardy, absent, or present in the classroom. The campus office then makes the necessary changes/clarifications to record the absence as school related, excused, or unexcused. The office clarification of absences may occur later in the day or even the next day. Those office clarifications may not be visible in the Parent Portal until the next day or later in the week following the receipt of an excuse/doctor's note.
Please do not hesitate to contact me or one of the campus principals if you have questions regarding txConnect. The year has had a great beginning and I appreciate the opportunity to work with you and your children.
Marshall A. Harrison