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Parent FAQ's

Parent FAQ’s

Parent Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I make an appointment with my student’s counselor?
Counseling appointments can be made in the counseling office at any time during school hours. Parents can make an appointment by calling the counseling secretary at (661) 832-2822.


Q. How do I subscribe to “Parent VUE” (online grading system)?
If you want online access to your students’ grades before they are mailed home, their schedule, their teacher’s email addresses, and daily attendance, sign up for parent VUE. You may obtain access with your child’s DOB and universal ID number by visiting http://parents.kernhigh.org or bring a picture ID to your child’s school. Questions? Call 832-2822

HOT TIPS:

Early is Better!
As a general rule of thumb, requesting, or taking care of things before they become a problem will benefit your student the most. For example, if your student needs a copy of their transcript, please make sure all debt is paid, and give the registrar 24 hours to process the request.

Utilize WHS Resources to Ensure Academic Success
A common question asked of the counselors at WHS is, “What can I do to get my son/daughter back on track academically?” There are several steps that parents can take:

Require 2 Hours of Homework: Sunday to Thursday two hours minimum. Don’t give in on this one. Don’t believe the, “I don’t have any homework” or the “I did all my homework at school”. If you need reinforcement, email the teacher or check Parent VUE to set the record straight.

Tutoring: For the tutoring schedule, please click on the link to the right. 

Online Tutoring: www.khanacademy.org

Students can make use of an extensive library of content, including interactive challenges, assessments, and videos from any computer with access to the web.

ParentVUE/StudentVUE: In addition to the progress reports, quarter grades, and semester grades sent home, parents and students have access to an online grading system called Synergy. This is a portal where parents and students can check attendance, current grades, test scores, quiz scores and graded assignments at any time.

If you would like access to Synergy, please visit ParentVUE
 
For instructions on setting up ParentVUE, please visit How to set up ParentVUE

Designated Study Area: Possibly the kitchen table, or any room that is quiet and uncluttered with a specific study time agreed upon between parents and students can make a difference as can parent interest and supervision.