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Student Information Available Via Skyward, Schoology

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

Mars Area School District is continuing with the Skyward student information system (SIS) and the Schoology learning management system (LMS) for the 2018-2019 School Year:

Skyward

The Skyward Family Access portal connects parents/guardians to information regarding student demographics, schedules, attendance and health information; student academic progress; and co-curricular activities throughout the school year.

Access

To access Skyward, click on the “Student Information System” link at www.marsk12.org OR go directly to https://skyward.iscorp.com/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsedumarsareapa/seplog01.w.

Parents/guardians are reminded not to share usernames and passwords with students, as there are functions within Skyward that only parents should be permitted to see. Students will have their own username and password to view their profile, academic progress, and to have access to the message center utility.

Any parent/guardian who has not received login information for Skyward or is having trouble accessing the system may contact Mrs. Kris Barr at kbarr@marsk12.org.

General & Emergency Contact Information Updates

After logging in to Skyward, all parents/guardians are asked to update your general and emergency contact information. By verifying that all of your contact information is up to date, you will ensure that the District is able to contact you when needed. 

The general contact information that you provide will be used to notify you of school closings/delays, school activities, important dates, parent/student events, etc., through the District’s telephone/e-mail notification system. (Note: Phone calls from the District will display on Caller ID devices as coming from the District’s main phone number, 724-625-1518. Calls from individual school buildings will list that school’s main phone number. The “from” address in all e-mail messages from the District/schools will end in “@marsk12.org.”)

Emergency information may used to contact you and/or those you designate as emergency contacts (e.g. grandparent, aunt, uncle, trusted neighbor, etc.) in the event of a true District and/or school emergency. This information may also be called upon in a student-related emergency in the event that you, as parent/guardian, cannot be immediately reached.

Instructions for updating general and emergency contact information are available at www.marsk12.org/apps/news/article/735799.  

Schoology

At the secondary level (7-12), Schoology is used by students to access instructional materials, assignments, assessments and other classroom information and by parents to view a student’s course and classroom activities. At the elementary level (K-6), parents use Schoology to access information posted by teachers about a student’s class; upcoming classroom events; and learning materials.

Access

To access Schoology, click on the “Learning Management System” icon on the District’s website, www.marsk12.org OR go directly to https://app.schoology.com/login.

Schoology also offers a mobile application, which is available for download via “GooglePlay” or the “App Store;” however, parents/guardians must login at https://app.schoology.com/login first before using the mobile app.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding Schoology are available at https://www.marsk12.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=974722&type=d&pREC_ID=1313029. Any parent/guardian who has not received login information for Schoology or is having trouble accessing the system may contact Mrs. Mary Ellen Rockwell at mrockwell@marsk12.org.


Mars Area School District is pleased to provide these online resources that will continue to offer both parents and students easy access to important information throughout the school year. Thank you.