Common Sense Media
Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. They empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.
Family Learning Connection
Family Learning Connection is a great resource for families. This online roadmap was developed to provide all the checkpoints and tools families need to navigate through their child's educational journey. Subject areas include Behavior, Reading, and Math and answer questions such as "What is expected of my child at this grade level?", "What should I be asking my child's teacher?" and "How do I help my child at home?"
Please take a few minutes to see what this site has to offer. Click here or the link above to access this valuable resource.
GOWCS! Good News Stories
GOWCS! Good News Stories
Share your good news story about WCS with us! We might relay your story with our community. Don't worry, although we want to know who you are, we won't share your name, your child's name, or any contact information in any district communications. Thank you helping us tell our story!
Parent Access allows parents and guardians to view information about their child. This includes attendance, grades, and messages from the school and teacher. To view this information, you must first create a Parent Access account and link your student(s) to your account. To do so, you must have the Access ID and Access Password for each child.
To obtain the Access ID and Access Password for your student(s), please complete the online form posted in the Useful Links section of the Technology Department website.
For step-by-step instructions on how to setup your account, please view the instructions posted in the Useful Resources section of of the Technology Department website.
If you are having trouble setting up your account, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Michigan Child Protection Registry is a free program offered by the State of Michigan. The Registry is designed to keep adult-oriented electronic messages such as pornography, alcohol, tobacco and gambling from reaching children.
The Michigan Child Protection Registry allows you to register your family's e-mail addresses, mobile phone numbers, instant messenger IDs, and fax numbers. When you sign up for the Registry, marketers who send adult messages are required by law to remove your registered addresses from their lists. If you continue to receive adult-oriented messages after you have been registered for 30 days, you may file a complaint by visiting the registry's website.
To register your family for this free program or for more information, visit www.michigan.gov/protectmichild.
SchoolMessenger Notification System
Williamston Community Schools utilizes a rapid notification system called SchoolMessenger. This automated system is used to notify you of school closings, unexcused absences for students at the secondary level, and other important messages. SchoolMessenger can send thousands of phone, email, and text message notifications in just a matter of minutes.
Phone calls and email messages will go out at that time based on the information in our PowerSchool student information system.
You can add additional phone numbers and email addresses at which to be contacted by logging into your PowerSchool Parent Access account. Instructions for doing so are posted in the Useful Resources section of the Technology Department website.