For School Loop Plus, there are two possible settings for parent and student initial rights. In either setting, parent accounts must be approved. With the more restrictive setting, both parent and student accounts must be approved. Parent accounts may be approved by administrators or staff who are assigned the right to approve parent accounts. Additionally, teachers may approve the accounts for parents of students enrolled in their classes. If approval for student accounts is required, administrators alone have the right to approve student accounts.
Approve Parents (Administrators)
1. From your portal homepage, go to User Management and use the Parents or Students menu, to view list of parents or students awaiting account approval.
2. Check the box next to the name of each parent that you wish to approve before clicking the Submit button.
Disapprove Parents (Administrators)
1. From your portal homepage, go to User Management and and select Parents from the Parents pull-down menu to see a list of all approved and unapproved parents.
2. Click the name of any parent to edit the account.
3. Click the Disapprove link in the Approval Status section.
It is also possible to remove a student from a parent's account by clicking the Remove student from parent account link. Similarly, you can remove a parent from a student's account.
Approve and Disapprove Parents (Teachers)
1.Go to the Parent Directory link the Toolbox on your portal homepage.
2. Account may be approved or unapproved by checking or unchecking the boxes next to the parent's name before clicking the Submit button.
Afterschool Professional Approval
Once an Afterschool Professional has registered with a student, the registered parent(s) will have an opportunity to approve or deny their right to view student assignments and email the student's education team. An alert will appear on the parent's portal giving the parent all of the information they need to make an informed decision. Parents can change their mind at any time on the Afterschool Professional management page available from their portal.
If there are no registered parents for the student, then an administrator can give approval with written permission from the parent. The consent agreement that parents see before they approve or deny an Afterschool Professional, is available for download on the left. In such cases, districts should take steps to ensure that their process and documentation is in full compliance with all district policies.
As with other account types, an administrator can grant or block login and communication rights on the user account management page. It is here also where the administrator can approve or unapprove individual students associated with the Afterschool Professional's account.
Q: What happens to parent accounts that have been disapproved?
A: With the default rights settings, parents with unapproved accounts can login but have no access to student grades. With the more restrictive rights settings, unapproved parents cannot login.
Q: What happens to parent accounts that have all students removed?
A: A parent account with no students attached is automatically deactivated and cannot be recovered. The account can be deleted. If this was done by mistake, the parent can register a new account.
Q: Our district does not want teachers to have access to parent approvals. Is there a way to turn that off?
A: Yes. Contact School Loop and we can turn this off. Because it is a district-wide setting, we must get approval from a District Admin.