WILSON, Pa. -

Parents in the Wilson Area School District in Northampton County will have a new way of accessing their children's grades and other information this year.

The Wilson Area School Board got a preview Monday night of this new system, known as the Parent Portal.

"I think of it as a one-stop shop because they have all their information on one page," said Garry Musselman, the district's technology director.

Parent Portal will allow parents to not only see how their kids are doing in a particular class, but to see when that class is scheduled.

They can monitor the school meal plan, see what activities their child is involved in, and even find out whether or not their students have gotten a detention.

Musselman said parents will receive a letter with temporary log-in information allowing them to access the system.

Also Monday, Superintendent Doug Wagner said teachers are preparing for the start of school, scheduled for Mon., Aug. 25.

The board will meet again Mon., Sept. 15.