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Schools move to new reporting system

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Maria Beltran helps her son Ricardo Haro, 17, register online for classes at the Carson High School in Carson City, Nev., on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. The Carson City School District switched to Infinite Campus, a student information system that allows the state to better track student information.
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Parents and students will notice a new information system when Carson City schools resume session Monday.

The Carson City School District transitioned from the former Power School to a statewide system Infinite Campus.

“Our schools are working hard to get the rollover in place,” said Superintendent Richard Stokes. “We are also working to make sure our parents understand the new system. They should have access to all of the same information.”

Infinite Campus allows students and parents to track students grades and attendance. Similar reporting systems have been in place for years, but each school district in the state chose its own system.

This year, all Nevada schools are making the shift.

“The benefit is that the Nevada Department of Education has access to all the information,” Stokes said. “They can pull up the data and reports because all of the schools are on the same system.”

It will also create cohesiveness for families who move within the state.

“If someone were to move from here to Reno, that information could be managed seamlessly because both school districts are on the same program,” Stokes said.

He said parents should have received in the mail a letter explaining the change along with a password to the new system.

A hotline to answer any questions will be set up for the first three weeks of school. For help, call 283-2008.

Stokes said aid will also be available in Spanish and English at each of the schools. The Carson City Library is scheduling training sessions as well.

“It is a change, and it is taking a little extra effort,” Stokes said. “We want to offer as much support to our parents as we can.”