Resources for Battlefield Parents and Guardians


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Reporting Student Attendance


Follow the procedures outlined below for excusing an absence or tardy and arranging an early dismissal:

Absences:

Use ParentVUE on the day of an absence or in advance of a planned absence. Email [email protected] for a past absence. Be sure to include the student's name, reason for absence and dates, as well as the contact telephone numbers. Please reference the word ABSENCE in the subject line of your email message.

Tardies:

To excuse a tardy, email [email protected] Be sure to include the full name of the student, reason for tardy and dates, as well as the contact telephone numbers. Please reference the word TARDY in the subject line of your email message.

Early Dismissals:

To arrange an early dismissal, email [email protected] at least an hour in advance of the requested time of departure. Be sure to include the full name of your student, the reason for the early dismissal and the requested time of the early dismissal. Please reference the phrase EARLY DISMISSAL in the subject line of your email message.


Reach out to our Attendance Office with questions or concerns about attendance issues at Battlefield High School.

ParentVUE


What is ParentVUE?

ParentVUE is a tool that offers parents and guardians access to their student's grades, attendance information, and more. Parents and guardians will also have the ability to submit updates to contact information, attendance, and submit course requests during scheduling windows.

PWCS ParentVUE Information website


How do I access ParentVUE?

ParentVUE is available via a web browser or via an app for you phone or tablet.
Note that some functionality exists in the web version which DOES NOT exist in the app version, so it is suggested to use the web version when possible.


How do I get a ParentVUE account?

Parents must apply for a ParentVUE account using an Activation Code that is sent via email to their email account on record with the school. When creating the account, parents will choose their own username and password and can manage this password using the More Options link on the login page.

ParentVUE: Information


Who do I contact for help or support?

  • If you are trying to create your account and cannot locate your activation code and need assistance with obtaining a new one: Contact Battlefield High School's Registrar, Tammy DeGrood | [email protected]
  • If you have an account already but have forgotten your password, you can create a new one by clicking on More Options/Forgot Password from the ParentVUE login page.
  • For additional information, refer to the PWCS ParentVUE Information webpage.
  • Additional support is provided by Battlefield High School's Instructional Technology Coach, Louis Johnson | [email protected]

Canvas for Parent/Guardians


What is Canvas?

Canvas is Prince William County School's Learning Management System (LMS). Canvas provides a platform for teachers to create virtual classrooms, supporting both real-time (synchronous) and self-paced (asynchronous) learning. Canvas is a powerful tool for blended and distance learning.


How can I obtain a Canvas account?

Parents have the ability to obtain an account for Canvas that has an Observer role in all of the classes that their children are enrolled in. This is done by:

  • obtaining a pairing code* from the student and
  • using that pairing code to apply for a new account.
  • Once the Observer account is created, additional pairing codes for other children can be added to the account so that parents may access the Canvas classrooms for all of their students from the single Canvas Observer account.

Note that parents will not be provided with PWCS Zoom accounts.


* About Pairing Codes

Information on obtaining pairing codes and creating a Canvas Observer role account can be found on the PWCS Canvas & Zoom webpage. After accessing this page:

  • Click on the tab in the Student section titled Students Creating Pairing Code for Your Parent or Guardian for specifics on where to find the button to create the pairing code.
  • Note that every time a student pushes the button to create a pairing code a new one is generated, so only push the button once and record that code generated to use in the Observer account creation process.

How do I get Canvas Support?

Difficulty logging in?

  • Remember that your username is your email address.
  • Use the Forgot Password link on the login screen to reset your canvas password.

Need additional assistance?

  • Contact Battlefield High School's Instructional Technology Coach, Louis Johnson | [email protected]

Online Payments - PWCS Student QuickPay


Battlefield High School utilizes PWCS Student QuickPay to allow for the payment of many school fees.

View instructions on how to setup an account: PWCS Online Payments (pdf).

The following fees can now be paid using a VISA, VISA Debit. Mastercard, or Mastercard Debit:

  • TuitionTranscript Requests
  • Licenses
  • Planetarium tickets
  • Instrument Rental
  • Driver Education - Behind the Wheel
  • Summer School Programs

More fees will be added over time.

For questions about this system, contact Jackie Johnson, Battlefield High School's Bookkeeper at [email protected].

Staying Connected with PWCS Communications


Make sure to keep your contact information and communication preferences up to date in your PWCS School Messenger account so that you receive important notifications sent by PWCS and Battlefield High School.

Visit the PWCS Staying Connected webpage for more information and detailed instructions.

PWCS Family Engagement Series


The PWCS Family Engagement Series provides knowledge and resources of PWCS programs and services along with community partners to build the capacity of PWCS families. PWCS families register for each session using Zoom. Language accommodations will be offered upon request.

Below are the session topics for April 2024:

  • May 7, 2024
    Paying For College – Early Planning
  • May 8, 2024
    Practical Strategies For Reducing Stress And Increasing Success
  • May 9, 2024
    Responsible Decision-Making
  • May 14, 2024
    Empowering Parents - Strategies For Supporting Children And Adolescents In Mental Health
  • May 22, 2024
    Prince William Public Library – Student And Parent Resources
  • May 23, 2024
    Northern Virginia Community College Information
  • May 30, 2024
    A Family Guide To The Parent Resource Center

PWCS Transportation


Visit the PWCS Transportation website for all of your questions about PWCS bus schedules, bus status, transportation contacts and the "Here Comes the Bus" website.

New for this year is a feature enabling you to check the status of bus delays in the morning.

View the CASIIT specialty program bus stops and times.

PWCS Device Insurance


Prince william County School offers families the option to purchase device insurance for their student's school issued computer(s). This insurance is offered through Securranty. Information about what this insurance covers and the associated cost can be found on the Securranty PWCS Device Insurance webpage.

Back to School


Visit the PWCS Back to School webpage for detailed and updated information about this school year.

Information on completing the Back to School Packet in ParentVUE can be found on the Back to School Packet Instructions page of the PWCS website. A video in English and Spanish is included as well as detailed printed instructions.