Over the next few weeks, there will be a series of stories about how technology is used to enhance learning in Gulf Islands School District 64. The first of these stories introduces the Family and Student Portals as a way to improve communications and access for Gulf Islands families and students.
At the beginning of November 2018, Gulf Islands Secondary School (GISS) launched the MyEducationBC Family Portal. This online portal promotes a strong home-school connection as parents are able to access the MyEdBC system daily to view attendance records for their student. Student schedules, progress towards graduation, and other demographic information can also be monitored. When report cards are ready for distribution, they will now be published to the portal for online viewing.
In mid-November, the Student Portal of MyEducationBC was launched online at GISS. This secure portal, used in most school districts in BC, is used to manage student data. Privacy and security is guided by BC’s School Act and the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (FIPPA). The student portal provides access to many of the same services delivered by the Family Portal.
If you are a parent or student served by GISS, you can go to their website at GISS.sd64.bc.ca to learn more about how to access this service.
story: Clare Nuyens