Classroom is a free web-based platform that integrates your Google Apps for Education account with all your Google Apps services, including Google Docs, Gmail, and Google Calendar. It’s designed to save you time and paper. It is accessible from any computer with Internet access. Each child in K-12th grade is assigned an ACS username and password. This username and password will allow your child to log in to Google Classroom.
In Google Classroom, teachers can assign work to the students digitally, without paper. Students can do the assignment from school (or home, if they don’t quite finish something). They can submit it to their teacher online, and the teacher can pass it back to them with comments, edits, suggestions, and/or grades.
Classroom also creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each class to help keep everyone organized. Teachers can attach material from their Drive folders to assignments they create. Students can also attach files from their Drive folders to coursework they submit in Classroom. Any files submitted as part of an assignment are automatically stored in Google Drive.
Students can keep track of what’s due on the assignments page and on Calendar and begin working with just a click. Teachers can quickly see who has or hasn’t completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback and grades right in Classroom.
Parents can log in and see what assignments have been sent to your child, whether your child has completed them, and how they did. Almost everything we do at school will be shared online. Teachers can also put up reminders for the students of upcoming events and assignments.
FACTS is the web-based system that ACS uses for communicating to parents about their child’s grades, behavior record or general school information (i.e., school closures, upcoming events, etc.). We are asking that every parent submit a usable email address where both the school and faculty may contact you. We encourage all parents to set up an account on FACTS. This allows you to access to weekly grades and any behavioral reports. It also allows you to access quarterly report cards.
Follow the steps below to set up an account on FACTS. If you have any questions, please contact the school office during regular office hours.