FORT WORTH ISD GROWS PARENT PORTAL REGISTRATION MORE THAN 20 PERCENT
More Than 3,000 Parents Added During Sign-Up Contest
Fort Worth ISD continues to engage families in an effort to register parents for Parent Portal. The online tool connects parents and guardians to student grades, attendance, schedule and more - making it easier than ever to track your child's learning and contact his or her teachers.
During a two-week period earlier this month, schools added 3,049 new parents to Parent Portal, bringing the total number to more than 17,800. That's 20.7 percent growth as a District!
"Our schools came up with several great ideas for encouraging parents to sign up," said Superintendent Walter Dansby. "Faculty and staff should be commended for their efforts. But the real winners here are our students and their progress in the classroom."
At Milton L. Kirkpatrick Elementary, faculty and staff members embraced a baseball theme for their sign-up campaign, creating fliers that read "Join Your Child's Learning Team" and "When the umpire calls BATTER UP, will your child be ready?" Parents who registered for Parent Portal were entered into a drawing for one of three sets of family tickets to a Texas Rangers baseball game.
"We thought about the fact that baseball teams all work together and include many, many different people and positions to make a team and an individual player successful," explained Librarian Leah Moreno. "It's the same for a child who needs help and guidance from many people, including their family, to succeed."
For every 20 parents schools signed up between April 9 and April 20, the school received another chance to win a catered meal for teachers and staff in a drawing. Prizes will be awarded to one high school, middle school and elementary school.
Congratulations to the following winners of our Parent Portal contest:
Elementary School: M.G. Ellis Primary School – 271 percent growth
Prize: Luncheon for Leaders – barbeque lunch from Dickie’s
Middle School: Daggett Montessori School – 61 percent growth
Prize: Breakfast of Champions – Esperanza’s breakfast spread sponsored by First Impact
High School: Trimble Technical High School – 21 percent growth
Prize: Dessert for Dynamos – cake and dessert for anytime in the day
Most Creative Marketing Campaign: Milton L. Kirkpatrick Elementary School – 141 percent growth
Prize: Basket of Goodies from the Fort Worth ISD Communications Department
Please also join us in recognizing the following schools, which added more than 100 new parents to Parent Portal during the contest OR experienced more than 100 percent growth:
Benbrook Elementary School – added 171 parents and experienced 106 percent growth
D. McRae Elementary School – added 101 parents and experienced 180 percent growth
Edward Briscoe Elementary School – experienced 250 percent growth
George C. Clarke Elementary School – added 114 parents and experienced 204 percent growth
Jean McClung Middle School – added 165 parents and experienced 125 percent growth
Meadowbrook Middle School – added 109 parents
M.H. Moore Elementary School – added 129 parents and experienced 286 percent growth
Oakhurst Elementary School – added 338 parents and experienced 281 percent growth
Sagamore Hill Elementary School – experienced 135 percent growth
South Hi Mount Elementary School – added 166 parents
Worth Heights Elementary School – added 176 parents and experienced 130 percent growth
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