informed as a parent.
Email is a fast and efficient tool for communication between parents and school. If you have
email access at home please consider providing your email address to the school. Once your
email is entered in our school management system, teachers, secretaries, and the principal
can easily send you messages. We also have the ability to send mass communications to all
the email addresses we have in our system. This comes in handy in distributing information
to parents quickly and without the expense of postage on a letter.
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.
With winter fully upon us, now would be a great time to get signed up for our Iowa
School Alerts system. 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.
FInally, the IKM-Manning High School News Twitter feed is growing in popularity with over 400 followers now. Follow @IKMMSH for all the latest news and information about high school events and activities. If Twitter isn't your thing you can still get updates on the News and Information blog page on my website. My goal in using
these technology-based communication tools is to open up multiple lines of communication
between the school, parents, students, and community members. We've had a great school
year already and I'm sure our students will continue accomplishing amazing things, both in
and out of the classroom. Come out and catch an event at the school and stay tuned to my
blog and Twitter to read all about it.