Saturday, August 15, 2020

PowerSchool, Action Items, & Upcoming Events

Good afternoon, Carroll Families, 

The PowerSchool issue we experienced yesterday has now been resolved, and schedules may now be accessed through your child's WakeID portal. Information about how to access your child's WakeID portal is included in the Virtual Open House information that was previously shared. 

In recent days, many returning families have reached out to me to obtain a lost or forgotten Empower password. All guardian accounts have been updated with the password Welcome2021!. Upon accessing your account, please personalize your password. On Friday, August 21, I will assign new passwords to all guardian accounts that have not yet been changed. For more information about how to access Empower, please review our Parent Empower Tutorials. This information has also been shared on the Carroll Leadership Leadership Chronicle.

Carroll Device Needs Survey - Action Item
Please complete this form to ensure that we are prepared to meet your device needs during next week's Materials & Device Distribution events. As a reminder, families will receive additional details about these drive-thru events on Monday. 

Next Week At-a-Glance
Monday, August 17 - Virtual Meet the Teacher Events
Tuesday, August 18 - 20 - Materials & Device Distribution by Team
Friday, August 21 - Make-up Day for Materials & Device Distribution

What will #TeamKidsFirst be doing?
Carroll's team of dedicated faculty and staff will be facilitating the above back-to-school events, updating Carroll's Academic Program Guide and Empower with current course and standards information, reviewing student progress data, planning meaningful learning experiences to immediately engage students upon their official return to classes on Monday, August 24, and connecting with our community to ensure that all families have the necessary tools to successfully begin virtual learning. 

Leadership Week
During the week of August 24, while students will follow their regularly assigned schedules, teachers will review academic and behavioral expectations, begin the process of building relationships, and initiate Carroll's leadership and character work. 

Carroll Cares
Our amazing PTA will continue to partner with our Student Services team in 2020-21 to support the varying food and resource needs of our community. Please do not hesitate to communicate your specific needs with us throughout the school year by completing this form

In this unpredictable world, #TeamKidsFirst is proud to provide predictable quality customer service. Please continue to keep us abreast of your questions and concerns.

Always Carroll Proud, 

Elizabeth MacWilliams 
Principal & Lead Innovator

Friday, August 14, 2020

ICYMI: Virtual Open House

 Virtual Open House

Empower Login Information

Many returning families have communicated that they have lost or forgotten their Empower password. All accounts have been reset to Welcome2021! Please immediately personalize your password upon logging-in. 

As a reminder, Empower is populated by PowerSchool, and loads overnight. Any information finalized on a Friday would not roll over until Monday. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Empower Tutorials

Empower is the learning management system at our school. This is where students will access class materials, activities, teacher feedback, grades, and course progress reports throughout the school year.

Please use the tutorials linked in this Empower Guide ( to familiarize yourself with our learning platform.

If you have questions after reviewing this information, please let us know here (

Please join us for an Empower Parent Orientation on Wednesday, August 12 at 6:00 p.m. This session will be recorded and shared for families who are unable to attend.

UPDATE: This is the recorded session. If you are choosing between this and the tutorials above, I would advise the tutorials. 😊

Meeting ID: 942 8618 2992 Passcode: 5DUgvr

Friday, June 12, 2020