Wake Ed

October 28, 2013

Wake County delays release of some report cards for year-round students

Wake County school officials say problems with a new statewide computer system mean they're delaying by a week the release of report cards for track four year-round students.

When will you get your report cards from the Wake County school system?

Report cards for the first quarter were supposed to have gone out last Friday, Oct. 25, to track 4 students at year-round schools. But in this letter to parents, school officials say “an unanticipated outage in a statewide computer system” means the release of the report cards is being delayed a week.

Wake says in the letter they “anticipate that Track 4 report cards will be available beginning Friday,” Nov. 1. School officials are hoping they won’t have to delay the report cards scheduled to go out to traditional-calendar students next week on Nov. 4.

School districts around the state have been experiencing problems with the new PowerSchool information system. Click here for a list of all the various issues affecting PowerSchool.

As Wake’s letter notes, teachers have been unable to enter grades and schools haven’t been able to print report cards.

The problems occur as Wake has been unveiling a new report card for elementary school students. Click here for a district website that includes a YouTube video on the new report cards.

Report cards went out previously for students at the modified-calendar schools and tracks 1, 2 and 3 at the year-round schools. If you’re a parent of an elementary student who has already gotten a report card, please shoot a message to khui@newsobserver.com to let me know what you think of the new format.

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