Another useful, electronic tool for parents is our Online Parent access. This is a web-based system whereby a parent/guardian may access information from our school information system about their child. They can view attendance reports, recent report cards, progress reports showing scores on assignments, quizzes, and tests, and update parent/guardian contact information. To receive access to Online Parent, each parent/guardian needs to set up a username and password. Look for a link on our school website (www.ikm-manning.k12.ia.us) that will lead you to instructions on how to set up access. Or you can call Sonia in the high school office. If you already have your Online Parent access set up, take a minute to review your contact information and make sure your information is correct. You can submit corrections right from the web and this would be a great way to get an email address from you or update an old email address we may have in our system.
Finally, with winter fully upon us, now would be a great time to get signed up for our Iowa School Alerts system. (We no longer use Snowcap.) Once registered you can receive text messages and/or email messages about cancellations and postponements of school activities. You’ll find links to information about the system and for signing up on our school website.
A note for parents about student cell phones…
Many students now carry cell phones with them and while there are several good reasons why a parent might want their child to have access to a cell phone there also are many ways cell phones can be misused and disruptive in a school environment. IKM-Manning High School has a policy that student cell phones are to be turned off during school hours and are not to be used in classrooms, halls, study hall, bathrooms, locker rooms, or the cafeteria. Students are allowed to check their phones at their lockers between classes. If your child has a cell phone, your cooperation and support of school policy is greatly appreciated.