HOW DOES THE TEACHER RECOMMENDATION SYSTEM WORK?
Opens on Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Due by Friday, January 22, 2021
Once you submit the AISD Intent to Apply with your teacher email addresses, the system will automatically send an email invitation to each teacher requesting that they follow a link embedded in their email to fill out a recommendation for you. You will not receive a copy of the recommendation from the system.
You can monitor whether the teachers have received the request to complete a recommendation as well as whether they have submitted the completed recommendation.
To monitor the progress of your recommendations, you will sign back into Parent Cloud (my.austinisd.org) and go the the "AISD Intent to Apply" tile again. You will see a summary screen that will provide a date when the request was sent to the teacher AND a date for when the teacher submitted your recommendation. If you see 2 dates for EACH teacher, then you no longer need to worry about that recommendation. However, if you do NOT see the 2 dates for a teacher, then it is your responsibility to reach out to that teacher to request that they complete it.
Here are two common hurdles you may have:
1. The teacher insists that they completed the recommendation. If you do not see the two dates, then the system is telling you it was not fully submitted. You can click on the link in the AISD Intent to Apply summary screen to go into your original form you submitted. Look where you typed in the teacher's email address, there is a "Resend Email" checkbox. Check it and click submit to resend the recommendation request to that teacher. We recommend also emailing the teacher directly to let them know you have just resent the link to them through the system.
2. The teacher tells you they never received a request for the recommendation. The likely culprit is an incorrect teacher email. You will click on the link in the AISD Intent to Apply summary screen to go into your original form you submitted. Ensure that you have typed in the exact characters of the email address with no extra space/punctuation/letters etc. Then check the "Resend Email" box and click submit. We recommend also emailing the teacher directly to let them know you have just sent the link to them through the system.