Use the following links for GWN PowerSchool:

Teachers https://westernndctc.ps.state.nd.us/teachers/pw.html

 

Parent/Students: https://westernndctc.ps.state.nd.us/public/

 

 

 

 

Principals, site facilitators and teachers,

 

The Great Western Network has joined the MRACTC, GNWACTC and the RACTC in merging PowerSchool accounts into one PowerSchool account called the Westernndctcwesternndctc.ps.state.nd.us

 

There will obviously be growing pains as some procedures will be done differently.  The first change will be how students are enrolled into Westernndctc PowerSchool.  Alissa Thiele from the MRACTC will be importing all student data into PowerSchool.  School administrative assistants and principals will need to send an export to Alissa as soon as possible.  

 

Glen Weinmann will continue to enroll students in GWN classes, therefore continue to send your class lists to Glen.  Alissa will enroll students in classes for the REAís.  Donít confuse enrolling students into PowerSchool and enrolling students in classes.   For example: in Bismarck, it doesnít matter what school the students attend, they go to the Central Office to register for school and then the local school administration will enroll them in classes.  In our case, the students are taking a class from either the GWN, MRACTC, GNWACTC or the RACTC, they will register with Alissa (Central Office). And then if they are taking a class from an REA Alissa (local admin) will enroll them in a class.  If you are taking a GWN class, Glen (local admin) will enroll them in a class.

 

Therefore, it is very important for Alissa to receive the export she is requesting.  Without it, there are no students in the school to enroll in a class.

 

Principals and site facilitators are encouraged to be patient, as some teachers will wait a week or more to send Glen class lists.  Teachers are waiting for enrollments to stabilize in their classes

 

Class lists should be in Excel and include:

 

Class name, period of the day, teacher

Last name, first name, home school

 

EXAMPLE

Spanish I

Period 2

Neumiller

Cash

John

Linton

Walker

Clay

Underwood

Straight

George

Washburn

 

 

 

Alissaís message is below (see attached templates)

 

Good Afternoon,

 

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. We are starting the process of getting students enrolled in PowerSchool for the upcoming year. Weíre doing it a little differently this year since I will be entering all students for MRACTC, GNWCTC, GWN, and RACTC into PowerSchool. We have a new link for everyone to use when they log into PowerSchool that will encompass the students in all three CTCís. It will also house the students enrolled in ITV through Great Western Network. Please use https://westernndctc.ps.state.nd.us/admin/home.html once school begins to look up grades and for student use.

 

Iíve attached two documents to this email. The first is the step by step instructions that you will need to follow to give me the information I need for each student. The second attachment is an excel sheet that shows a few samples of what it will look like.

 

I know I usually send out the information export sheet once school gets under way, but I am doing it differently moving forward. Iíve attached directions on how to complete the export. I know everyone is extremely busy getting ready for school, but I would greatly appreciate it everyone can return this form to me as soon as possible.

 

If anyone has any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me via my email, Alissa.thiele@k12.nd.us or phone 701.751.4041 Ext. 101. I know many are still out on for summer vacation, but I thought thereís no time like the present and Iíll at least get some of you.

 

 

Alissa Thiele

MREC/MRACTC

3001 Memorial Hwy Suite B 

Mandan, ND 58554

701.751.4041 ext 101