Note: By default, this feature is not enabled.. Please contact School Loop if your district is interested in using this feature.
About the Afterschool Professional Role
The Afterschool Professional role was designed for those not employed by the school but who are charged with helping students succeed and need access to the student's calendar of assignments. Examples include, professional tutors, social workers, and community center staff. The rights of this new role allow an individual to view the assigned work for specific students, but in no case are they allowed to view grades (unless the Advanced Afterschool Professional feature is turned on. In this case the Afterschool Professional will have access to the student record). A registered and approved parent of the student must approve the afterschool professional before they can view that student's assignments. If there are no registered parents, then an administrator may receive written permission from a parent, then approve the account.
For more details on what is available to this role see the Afterschool Professional Portal page in the Portals section.
Afterschool Professionals self-register and the process is similar to parent registration. Here are the steps.
1. Go to your school's homepage. If you do not know your school's homepage URL use this search tool.
2. If you do not see a Register button on the page, click the small Login button in the footer of the page and then click the Register Now button.
3. Click Afterschool Professional Registration.
4. Fill in the form completely. You will need the students ID number and initials in order to complete this form.
Note: You do not need a separate account for each student. You can link multiple students from the same school to one account. You will be able to Add Students later from your Portal homepage, but an approval is required for each student.
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.
Afterschool Professional Status
The approval status for an Afterschool Professional can be verified by an administrator, selecting the option from the dropdown list at the top of their portal page.