Once you have entered your login and password, you will see information pertaining to the first child in Family Access. Name, address, homeroom teacher, campus, family and emergency contact information are listed on this first page.
The initial page that appears is the Login History page. This is more of a security feature than anything else. It shows you the last time someone logged in and what they looked at. If you see anything unusual here, you should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may choose from the menu at the left side of the screen to view information on your student's attendance, grades, schedule, report card, etc.
If you have more than one student at Mt. Vernon Township High School there is a drop-down menu located in the top left corner, to choose another student. The students will be listed in alphabetical order by first name. If you want to change your login or password in Family Access, you may click on the button that says Account Info at the top right of the screen and choose the option you desire to change.
Once you log in, the program will prompt you for an email address. By putting in the email address, you are able to email the teachers directly via the links. It will also ask you for the password again (remember it is case-sensitive). The emails can be specific for each parent, so both parents can enter emails.
On the left portion of the screen you will see a listing: Login History, Attendance, Schedule, Grades, Student Information, Messages and Family Access Help.
Attendance – You will see a information regarding your son’s/daughter’s attendance. Behind the scenes, various notes about the absences have been added – sick/headache, AM Appt, returned at what time or when they left for an appointment, etc.
Schedule – This is your son/daughter’s schedule listing where they are at any given time during the day. It will also direct link you to each of their teachers.
Grading – When you click on grading, you will see green note pads next to the classes. By clicking on these note pads, you will see categories such as assignments, tests, homework, quizzes, projects, etc. or whatever that teacher has entered to be graded for each class. Also, in the lower right hand corner, you will see your son/daughter’s “real time” grade. Please keep in mind a slight time factor. If your daughter or son hands in a project/paper or takes a test, please remember to give the faculty member time to grade it. Also, there may be a slight delay in regards to when the teacher puts in the grade and parents can view it. In this screen you also have the ability to email teachers directly. In addition, this screen lists missing assignments, both by that teacher or from all of your child’s teachers.
The next option, “Student Information” is the most important. If something is incorrect, please contact Mrs. Williamson in the CTE Office right away so the database can be updated. Also, if there are any changes that take place (employer, phone numbers, etc.), please contact the Main Office. It is important that faculty/staff have the most current information in case they need to contact you.
Mrs. Gina Williamson
Lastly, on the Messages tab, teachers and staff can post messages. For instance, a message may be posted when Report Cards will be available. Check this tab often for any important messages.
We hope that you will find Family Access to be user friendly and beneficial. If you have any questions or problems, please let us know.