We collect digital notifications from families in order to streamline and simplify the process for everyone. The SchoolCloud Student Information System (SIS) links specific student data to PASI (Alberta Education's database of student records), and keeps other information private to our staff so we may serve you with excellence. While not mandatory, we invite parents to create your own account, where you may update notifications, view documents (such as evaluations and funding balance) and upload required documents.
Parent Portal FAQ
Q. What is Home Schooling?
Q. What is (Parent-Delivered) Home Schooling? (What are the different types of home schooling?)
Q. Why do families home school?
Q. Are parents qualified to teach their children?
Q. Is home schooling legal?
Q. How much time does it take?
Q. How can we teach several children at once?
Q. What about socialization?
Q. What about my child's special interests?
Q. Can Home Schoolers get a high school diploma and attend university or college?
Q. What materials are available?
Q. What methods should I use?
Q. What about children with special needs?
Q. How does WISDOM receive, divide - and use - educational funding grants?
Q. What are some difficulties we might face when home schooling our children?
Q. How do we get started home schooling?
Q. Are we obligated to create and use this portal for our family? I prefer to keep my personal info out of 'clouds' and other servers.
Q. How will I access student information?
Q. Does this give AB Education access to our Education Program Plans (EPPs)?
Q. Which option we pick for the declaration of outcomes?
Q. We will not be returning to WISDOM Home Schooling (The Gilbertine Academy S2338) for this coming school year. Do we still need an account?
Alberta Education requires that all schools store student records in a government-approved student information system (SIS).
SchoolCloud is highly secure, with the same precautions as any other government database. If you do choose to send us paper forms, which you are still able to do, we enter the necessary information into this database.
SchoolCloud is actually more secure than email, so is thus the preferred means of sharing information with our parents. Your secure login will give you access to your child's notification and private family information. We will send you email notifications when information is changed in SchoolCloud, such as to notify you when your facilitator uploads a student evaluation.
You do not need to access your parent portal if you do not wish to do so, but your students’ information will still exist in SchoolCloud as it always has. Now parents will access and enter information into SchoolCloud themselves, rather than the student information being entered entirely by our team.
You will be able to log into the Parent Portal at any time to access your child's records, including facilitator evaluations. We have created tutorials to assist you in creating your account and creating notifications. If you need assistance, the chat function is live during business hours and a member of our team can help you.
The official student record (Notifications, ID and Evaluations) are the property of Alberta Education and reside within PASI, synced through SchoolCloud. The student cumulative record follows them through their educational journey and is destroyed 7 years after graduation.
In 2019, AB Education moved to entirely digital student records, meaning that instead of paper files being shipped from school to school to follow a student, student records across Alberta are entirely digital and stored within PASI. If a student moves between schools, the information is transmitted within PASI.
When it comes to preparing excellent EPPs, we assist parents in following the Alberta Home Education Regulation, ensuring that all families are protected in their right to home educate.
Following the Alberta Programs of Study (POS) is what you choose when you plan to follow all the AB Education Programs of Study outcomes for each subject, just as if your student attended school for that particular grade.
Following the Schedule of Learner Outcomes as per the Home Education Regulation allows you to fully develop your own program plan, tailored to the unique needs of your child. With this option, you may follow the Alberta POS as closely as you wish to, but evaluation of your student's progress is based on the outcomes you include in your plan, and not on something external. Most home educators choose this option.
If you do not intend to home educate with us for the following year, your account will be deactivated. We will retain your personal information as part of your student's past enrollment. The student cumulative record follows them through their educational journey and is destroyed 7 years after graduation.