PLAINFIELD FAMILY AND STUDENT PORTALS
Aspen is a secure online information resource for Plainfield Public Schools.
It contains family contact information, an online grade book, copies of progress reports and a variety of documents that teachers, students and parents may need.
What You Can Do with Aspen
- View your child’s schedule, list of his/her teachers, and class pages that may have resources for the class.
- Monitor your child’s assignment grades and see if they have missed any assignments
- Review attendance information
- Receive grading and scheduling reports
I am brand new to Plainfield Public Schools. How do I create an account?
Parent accounts require an email address. If you have provided one during registration or when you updated your contact information, an account will be created within a week for new families. Parent Account security codes are emailed, and students receive their account information from the school. Students in grades 6 to 12 get accounts. You will have the same account as long as your child is a student, even if they change schools. Parents must have a security code to create an account.
I already have an Aspen Account but I’m not sure how to use it.
If you're unfamiliar with Aspen, there's a link below under Resources to a video that will help you get started. Log into Aspen and click on the Aspen Family Account Video link.
What should I do if my student or I forget the username?
Parents use their email address for Aspen usernames. If you have recently changed your email address, please inform the school, so that they can update your email address and your Aspen username.
Students may go to guidance for account information.
Will I be able to see all of my children in one account?
All your children in Plainfield Public Schools will be under the same family account, even if they are in different schools.
Why are there values missing in the gradebook?
Some teachers make only the assignment viewable, and do not make the grades for the assignment public until they have graded all students. Some teachers keep everything public so that assignment grades can be viewed as soon as they are entered.
How often should my child be checking Aspen?
Aspen should be used as a tool to find assignment information and resources. Students can also check their progress in class by reviewing assignment scores. If your child is frequently checking for new scores, you or your child may want to ask their teachers about how often scores will be posted, which may help to limit how often they log in.
Will the grade values I see in Aspen correlate to my child’s progress report or report card grades?
For the most part, yes, however, teachers will be including new grades until the last moment, so it is possible that changes may occur that result in a different overall or term grade.
When do teachers enter grades?
Teachers update grades on an ongoing basis, as they receive and evaluate assignments and in-class work. It may take up to two weeks for a specific grade to be entered after the student has completed a particular assignment
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