Rubric Update

From Blackbaud:

We’ve added new Rubric import rules October 2018. When a teacher imports their own assignments, any associated rubrics are also imported. However, teachers that import assignments from another teacher won’t import their associated rubrics as well.

When a teacher deletes a rubric template that has not yet been used to evaluate student work, a notification shows the teacher which assignments are going to be affected. If the rubric template has been used to evaluate an assignment, any associated rubrics are then locked down and no longer allow edits.

In addition, rubrics that had their template deleted previously are not available for import.

Notifications about Assignments in Middle and Upper School

SaintsNet allows teachers to “Notify” parents and students via email or txt message when they post an announcement. It is up to you to setup your profile to be ready to receive notifications.

What kinds of notifications can I receive?

  • Assignments posted in class  (The most common use)
  • Announcement Posted ( Including “Emergency Notifications” for weather alerts)
  • Game Added
  • Game Changed
  • Game Reminder (Set how far in advance you want to be reminded)
  • Game Result Posted
  • Game Schedule Published
  • News Posted (Including “Homepage Emergency Alert” for weather alerts)

Yes, even on non-smart phones like mine, I can receive a notification that a new assignment has been posted.

Do all teachers use notifications? No. Check with the individual teacher if you would like to receive notifications for that class.

How do I setup my account to receive notifications? 

  • First, check your profile on SaintsNet to see if you have your email and/or mobile number listed in the settings area: Sign in to SaintsNet and click on your name in the upper-right and choose Settings.
  • Click on Notifications and you should see your email listed. (Note: If you edit your email here it will change for ALL School Communications. Be careful.)
  • What about your TEXT Number?  If you see your phone number there, you are good at this point. If not, Click the “+” sign below the words None Available.

    You are presented with a box to add your wireless phone number, country, and Wireless provider information. Complete all fields and save. You will be sent a verification text message to complete the process.

    Pick your Categories

  • Now it is time to select your categories (types) to be enabled to receive notifications.
  • Go down the list and check which types you wish to be notified. If you see a link for “Options” of some kind, click it to select further categories.
  • NOTE: St. Catherine’s does not use the “Practice” types, so, ignore those.

That’s it! Now, wait until 11 p.m. one night when a teacher is posting an assignment. 🙂

Rubric Feature added to SaintsNet

In education, Rubrics are a scoring guide and a communication tool used by educators to establish a set of expectations and criteria for grading. Typically scoring rubrics contain criteria and definitions that enable educators to evaluate the quality of their students’ work.

With Interactive Assignment Rubrics in onCampus, teachers can create clear grading standards for all assessments, projects, or any class assignment. For students, this adds transparency to the grading process along with letting them know what they need to do in order to succeed.

New rubric templates can be created from scratch by teachers and academic managers, though using a manager built template may be a good idea for schools who require a common standard.

Changes to Gradebook

Pushpage email troubles?

St. Catherine’s School has changed the system that pushpage email messages are sent this past summer. This change may have resulted in some emails not successfully being delivered or emails being marked as SPAM or Junk. We are in the process of identifying users affected by this change to remedy the situation. We apologize for the inconvenience in this matter.
Here are a couple of steps to eliminate some of the possible errors on your end:
Note: if you have Comcast or Verizon, you may need to sign-in to your web-based email application for your provider to check for SPAM or Junk folders, rather than looking on your phone mail app.
  1. Check your SPAM or Junk folder in your email provider software to see if you have any pushpages from St. Catherine’s School located there. If so, select one email and see if you can set the email as “Not SPAM or Not Junk”. Such pushpage email will have originated from
  1. Create a new contact in your email system. Add this email to the contact:
  1. See if you can add a second email contact:
  1. Compose and send an email to (you must send this from your email account)
Subject line: Unblock Me
Body of the email: Please unblock me so that I may receive emails from St. Catherine’s School:

Fill our Quick survey ( indicating if you have or have not been receiving pushpage emails.

Summertime – relax and get ready for fall, too!


Papers for Parents and Students, found in the Resources section of SaintsNet is a great place to find information for the start of next year while you are enjoying the summer with your family. In fact, Papers for Parents and Students contains Checklists for Lower and Middle School students to help you know what is expected over the summer and when.

St. Catherine's School Summer Checklist

Visit Papers for Parents today to help you relax this summer by downloading the Reading Lists and Supply Lists for your grade level; to learn about deadlines; to see the Major Dates and Academic Calendar Overview to help plan your school year and much more.

Stay tuned over the summer for updates around August 1 with more information!

Resources are a place to start

Parents, faculty and students can all find something in SaintsNet in the Resources section.


Resources contain need-to-know info for what is important at St. Catherine’s School. There are different resource tiles designed for your role at school, so your view may appear differently than the image above.

Click on a tile to view the contents. Papers for Parents is a good place to go. Over the summer new content is added pertaining to the upcoming school year so check back often.

Sports results in SaintsNet

2015-09-15_1641The News > Scoreboard section of SaintsNet populates with This Week, Last Week or custom date ranges. If you look at Last Week games, you can view the dates, scores and even click on the game highlights to read exciting info about that game.

The Scoreboard can be displayed as a grid format (above) or a list format (below)



Woah, the calendar looks so different!

2015-09-15_1621The calendar on SaintsNet has been improved with color-coded events based on your role at school. As parents, you will see major dates, athletic events and even events pertaining to your child’s classes or sports teams.

You can use the checkboxes on the side to check on or off different categories. Give it a try!

Click Save my View at the upper-left. With any luck, the calendar will keep the display category settings for next time you access the  calendar.


Annotation for Teachers: Coming Soon to onCampus – Annotation

It makes total sense that wanting to annotate student work online was among our most requested features — teachers want to keep that feedback loop with students open online. Using Annotations in onCampus, this makes the process so much easier.

Teachers will be able to access turned in work via Assignments, and from right within the browser, they’ll be able to click the “Annotate” button to start the process of marking up work. This eliminates the need to download documents. It’s all done within onCampus.

See the story and a video demo here: AnnotationAnnotation