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Welcome to the Douglass School Parent Portal
Need Help?  Please contact:
Sherri Simmons, at (571) 252-2060 or
Beatriz Ramirez, at (571) 252-2060 or
Please have your child's name and student ID ready.
 parent portal   
Using the portal
Announcements regarding the Portal:
Important: The link for the Parent Portal has changed. Please update your bookmarks to: 
The Parent Portal will be opened for grades k-12 at the first quarter interim on October 2,  2014.
Login information will be mailed home to parents/guardians that have submitted the account request form on or before October 1st 2014.
Login information for the Parent Portal does not carry over year-to-year. If you had access to the Parent Portal last year, you will need to submit a new account request form for the 2014-2015 school year.
Assessment and Grading Expectations:
Loudoun County Public Schools Expectations Regarding Assessment and Grading
Douglass School Grading and Reporting Procedures 2013-2014 Grades will primarily reflect how well the student has mastered the course objectives/standards.


Summative assessments will comprise 90% of a student's grade. Summative assessments include tests, projects, simulations, portfolios and other approaches.

Given the importance of formative assessments/activities in helping students gain and/or increase their understanding (and in helping teachers identify areas needing additional instruction), students will be required to maintain a portfolio consisting of the formative assessments/activities assigned during the marking period. The portfolio for these formative activities will comprise 10% of the final grade. Mastery and understanding of content is enhanced with a review of mistakes corrected and skills gained, and a porftolio provides a structure for this purpose.
In order to demonstrate mastery/comprehension of a subject, students may retake any summative assessment they have not yet passed (with a C or better). However, before being administered a retake, the student must demonstrate an improved understanding of items he/she missed on the initial summative assessment (correcting previous test mistakes, completing /redoing formative assignments, conferencing with the teacher, etc.).
Students may retake any summative assessment on their own time approved by the teacher. Retakes may require scheduling before or after school. Arrangements for transportation for these retakes will be the sole responsibility of the students.

Summative assessments should not be limited to tests, but should include projects, simulations and other approaches (including student critique per a rubric).


Students will be given a “Z” for formative or summative assessments not completed on time. Within the allocated grading period, appropriate deadlines will be established by the teacher especially for interim/quarter grades and end of course/semester grades. Any "Z" will be counted as zero in the grade calculation. 

When a formative assignment is entered into Clarity, it will be linked to a standard/objective for the course (where course objectives have been added into Clarity).  Clarity will be updated at least every two weeks.

 Grading Legend
X = Student is exempt from an assignment and the assignment will not be included in any grade calculation
Z = Student has NOT completed the assignment and the assignment will be calculated as a zero if not turned in.
T = Student has or has NOT completed the assignment and the score earned is a zero
Gaining access to the portal:
To gain access to the Parent Portal, please complete the Parent Support Form and bring it into the school or send it in with your child. Once we verify your information we will send your login and password information. 

New for 2013 - A separate username and password can be issued for two parents/guardians per student. Each parent/guardian who would like their own login information must submit a separate account request form.
Please remember to change your password once you first login to the portal 
Last Modified on October 23, 2014