Classroom Resources for Families

Grading Consistency in HAC

Recently our SciTech families took a survey that members of the PTO developed. As a staff we were able to get a great deal of information from it. One major thing that families wanted to regularly be informed about was when their students were missing any assignments. In order to make this more clear for our families we have made sure that this quarter forward we are consistent on our grading so that families know what can and can’t be made up and what other things within the Home Access Center gradebook mean.


Code Meaning
Z The score is currently calculating as a zero in the gradebook but the assignment can be made up. The number of points that the student can receive by turning in the assignment and the amount of time the student has to turn it in is determined by each individual teacher
0 The number zero indicates that the score is zero and the assignment cannot be made up.
X The letter “X”  means that the student is exempt from the assignment, it is a neutral assignment score and it does nothing to the overall course grade for the student.
MIN The code of MIN means that the student scored below a 50% but that the 50% rule was applied and they received the minimum possible score.
A blank indicates that the score has not been entered in the gradebook yet for an assignment.


As a reminder…


Families can now request login information for the PPS Home Access Center. Simply reply to this email with the students name and your full name. Login information will be sent within 48 hours. If any of our families that have already received their account information are having issues, please contact the Parent Hotline at 412-529-HELP or

Please find resources helpful for families below. The information below will help you with logging your student into Moodle and Google Apps for Ed, two of the most used programs at SciTech. In addition, teachers have compiled resources that they feel may be helpful for our families, you can find those under the corresponding teachers name.

Logging into Moodle 
Go to this link: Moodle
Username: stfirstinitiallastname# (example: stjsmith4)
Password: student ID # without 00  (example: 4432099)

Logging into Google Apps for Ed
Go to this link: Student Google Apps for Ed Login
Username: (example:
Password: student ID # starting with 00 (example: 004432099)



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