What is School Loop?
School Loop is the name of the company that hosts the MSJHS communication tool. School Loop provides us with a web based communications utility that allows parents and students to keep in touch with teachers and other staff members. Teachers can maintain their own sections of the website. In addition to the public website, the School Loop Utility allows the school staff to create news and calendar events that are viewable only for registered users, such as parents, students, teachers and staff, when they log in to the website.
Why should I register for School Loop?
When students and parents register for School Loop they will be able to receive news and see calendar events that are posted strictly for students and parents. Some teachers will use School Loop to post events for their class and post class assignments. Registering will allow you to receive news from the teachers of your student.
How do I register for School Loop?
Students and Parents need to have the student’s permanent id number in order to register. The permanent ID is found on many school documents and your child's ID card.
Once logged in, parents can add additional children to their account by clicking on the Add Student link from the Tool Box at the top right of their Portal Page.
How do I become “Approved” as a parent on School Loop?
At least once a week, the school staff will review new parents that have registered to be sure they are really parents at the school, and “approve” them.
What is a “challenge”?
If you believe someone has falsely registered as your child’s parent or as your child and the school staff didn’t catch it, please use the “Challenge” feature to let the staff know so we can investigate and remove them.
What is the daily “Homework email”?
Registered parents and students will receive a daily homework email that will show current news from the school and their own teachers.
Some teachers may begin adding current assignments to the website, and these will be received in an email by the registered students and parents. These items will also be viewable when the students/parents log in to their portal on the website.
Teachers will continue to encourage students to write assignments down to help them develop good habits of self-organization. Please encourage your child to take personal responsibility for getting organized and managing time to complete his or her schoolwork and study for upcoming tests and quizzes. However, where this has been a challenge for you and your child, School Loop empowers you. You should know if your child has been assigned homework and even when the next quiz or test is. This is only true for teachers who are using the School Loop program
If you don’t want to read the daily homework email each day, feel free to delete it. If you wish to turn it off, you can go to the Account Management area in your portal to turn it off. You will still be able to log in to the School Loop portal to view current news and assignments.
You can change your password and contact email in the Account Management section. This section is in the top right of your portal.
Thanks to Glenwood Elementary School in San Rafael for use of their FAQ's.