Parent portals are primarily a mirror of the student portal:
(1) Icon Toolbar
A parent's portal has the same LoopMail, News, and Groups icons as all other users of School Loop Plus. There is no Locker or Drop Box for the Parent Portal.
(2) Academics & Attendance
All of the grades and progress reports published by the student's teachers are located here. You can access them by clicking the arrows to open up more information about it. Additionally, the number of zeros for each course, progress reports from prior classes (Prior Schedule button located at bottom right of the Portal Page), and a list of their current assignments with their due dates are displayed on the portal.
Links to course sites, calendars, notes and lockers are grouped by the courses in which the student is enrolled. There are also links that allow parents to quickly send a LoopMail message to one or all of their student's teachers. If the student has a prior schedule, then a Prior Schedule button will appear at the bottom of the schedule. The prior schedule includes all classes the student was enrolled in previously for the current year even if only for a day.
The optional Attendance feature displays a Student's absences and tardies for the current week by period and/or by full day. You can click the Attendance tab to see this. Click the All Attendance button to view all attendance data for the school year. Click the Show/Hide button to see a description of what your school's attendance codes mean.
(3) Zeros Alert, Prior Schedule, Submitted Work & Show/Hide Grades
You can click Zeros Alert to get a special report with details about any assignments with a zero score. Prior Schedule link will display any classes the student has dropped or been transferred out of during the current school year. The Submitted Work button allows you to see any files that your student has turned in for their assignments. The Show/Hide Grades button allow you to show/hide course averages on your portal page.
(4) Task List: Current Assignments
Displays any current assignments. Students can check-off completed assignments and the checked box will display on your portal.
The calendar shows events and assignments pertinent to your student.
(6) Custom Data
The optional Custom Data feature displays information determined by your school. They can choose to display specific student information such as library fines, lunch balances or anything else they deem important. This information is determined individually by each school and displayed at their convenience.
You can see who else attempts to monitor your student and approve or challenge their ability to do this.
(8) My Students
A parent account is initially associated with a single student. After creating their account, parents can use the Add Student button to add other students (in the same school) to their account. All of their children on their account are listed in this section of their portal. Clicking the names of their children switches their view to that student's information.
(9) My Discussions
Just like staff portals, this section of the parent portal shows the current replies to discussions in which the parent is participating.
All news published for parents appears in this section of their portal. The News icon at the top of their portal is an archive of all news published for the school year.
(11) Group Projects
If a parent belongs to a group, they can view a list of the current group projects or start one on their own.
Note: Parents can choose to display their portals in Spanish or Chinese by selecting their preferred Language from a pull down menu in Account Management.