Welcome to Active Parent. This link is designed to keep parents informed by allowing them to access their child’s school records, including attendance, current grades, homework, and discipline. If you already have an account, click on the Active Parent logo below to log in to Active Parent.
If you do not have an Active Parent account and wish to register for one, use the following procedures:
– On the page below, click on Active Parent Logo.
– Click on “Sign up for an Active Parent Account” below the Active Parent Logo.
– The first screen requests information about the user(parent) of the account. You will need the following information for this: your first name, last name, street address, city, zip code, home phone number, and email address(This will be used to notify you when your account has been activated and is ready for use). Also you will need to create a username for the account and a password. The username and password must be six or more characters with any combination of letters or numbers.
*** (Please keep a record of the username and password that you select for future reference.) ***
– After completing the user information, the next screens request information about your child(ren) enrolled in school. For these screens, you will need the following information on each child enrolled: first name, last name, grade child is in this year, school, and the last four digits of his/her social security number. After entering information for a child, click the add student button. After completing information for all your children enrolled, click on the submit request button.
Before you can use your account, it must be activated by a school official. This process could take a few days, depending on the number of requests that are made. After your account has been activated, an email will be sent to notify you that your account is ready for use. If you have not received an email and are not able to access Active Parent after a week, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to report the problem.
If you already have an Active Parent account and need to add additional children to your account, please use the following procedures:
– send an email to email@example.com. In the email, list the following information about yourself: first name, last name, street address, city, your home telephone number, and the username of your account. Then, include the following information about each child you want to add to your account: first name, last name, date of birth, grade your child is in, school, and the last four digits of his/her social security number.
This process could take a few days, depending on the number of requests that are made. After your account has been modified to include the additional children, an email will be sent to notify you that your account has been updated. If you have not received an email or the additional children have not been added to your account after a week, send an email firstname.lastname@example.org to report the problem.
A Parent’s Guide: The Right to Be Informed
Under the No Child Left Behind Act, what does a parent have the right to know?
Under this act, parents of children in schools that receive Title I dollars have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers including, at a minimum, the following:
- Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject area in which the teacher provides instruction. This data can be accessed on the MDE website at http://www.mde.k12.ms.us
- Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
- The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher, any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
- Timely notice that the parents’ child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher of a core academic subject who is not highly qualified.
- Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.
How do I know if my child is being served by a paraprofessional?
A paraprofessional, sometimes referred to as an instructional assistant, is a person that is employed by the district and assigned to a classroom or classrooms to provide instructional support consistent with the instruction provided by the classroom teacher or teachers.
Paraprofessionals hired after January 8, 2002, must have:
- Completed at least two years of study at an institution of higher education;
- Obtained an associate’s or higher degree; or
- Met a rigorous standard of quality, and can demonstrate, through a formal State exam or local academic assessment, knowledge of, and the ability to assist in instructing either of the following:
- Reading/language arts, writing, and mathematics; or
- Reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness.
Paraprofessionals hired before January 8, 2002, must meet these requirements no later than January 8, 2006.
Certain exceptions may apply. Consult your district’s personnel administrator for clarification.
What do I have the right to know in regards to school improvement?
At each stage of school improvement – initial identification, corrective action, and restructuring – the school district must furnish parents with a detailed explanation of the causes and consequences of the school’s performance and how they can be involved.
The notice must contain the following:
- An explanation of what identification means and how the school compares in terms of academic achievement with other schools in the district and the state.
- The reason for the identification.
- An explanation of what the school is doing to address the problem and
an explanation of what the school district or state is doing to help the school address the problem.
- An explanation of how the parents can become involved in addressing the academic issues that caused the school to be identified.
- An explanation of the parents’ option to transfer their child to another public school (with transportation paid for or provided by the LEA), and, if applicable, the opportunity to access supplemental educational services.
On January 8, 2002, President Bush signed his education plan, No Child Left Behind, into law. The law united both political parties behind the principle that schools must be held accountable for their results and that every child must learn. As part of that law, low-performing schools are required to provide parents with specific information.
How is a school determined to be low- performing?
Under No Child Left Behind, every state must set the goals that each school must meet. If a school does not make adequate yearly progress for two consecutive years that school becomes identified for school improvement.
SMS Grant Survey
Senatobia Middle School
Senatobia Middle School is applying for a grant through Henkel Helps that will provide the school with $10,000. Part of the requirements for receiving the grant is that parents and teachers complete a brief survey. After entering a few questions about yourself, the survey has three questions. The answers for the questions are listed below. Feel free to copy and paste the answers with the questions on the survey.
Other information that you will need for the survey:
– School Name: Senatobia Middle School
– School Address: 301 Marvin Street
– School School Level: Elementary K-6
– School Size: 500 – 1000
– Principal’s Name: Mazie Lamb
To access the survey, click on the link at the bottom of the page.
Three questions from survey. (Feel free to copy and paste answers)
What is your school doing right now to stay fit and healthy?
To stay fit in our school every student is active during physical education (PE) class. We have small class sizes so everyone is learning and active. Students participate in challenges each nine weeks to get their name posted on the wall, this is a great motivator. On Award’s Day trophies are given to students who have met every challenge every nine weeks. Students complete two fitness tests a year and scores are sent home. We received a grant for Project Fit America equipment that helps with overall fitness and challenges. Our school participates in Jump Rope for Heart. We have a fitness day once a month students stay after school and do a variety of fitness activities. Students and parents are encouraged to exercise and eat healthy outside of the school setting. Students are taught by a highly qualified physical education teacher.
Why does your school need help to do more?
Our school has limited space for PE, we have a multi-purpose room 40’ X 35’ at one end of the cafeteria with a movable wall. We have a large outdoor area so we are outside a lot. Being the most obese state, our school focuses on fitness and new ways to integrate academics across the curriculum with physical education. Geocaching has been proven to enhance understanding of geography, scientific inquiry, math concepts, physical education, problem solving and language arts. Cardiovascular endurance is a weak area for our students. With the funds we can begin a geocaching program and the students will be walking and running without even realizing they are getting a lot of exercise. Incorporating heart monitors with geocaching and other PE lessons would get students more excited about movement. Integrating modern technology would definitely excite students to includegeocaching/walking/running as part of their lifetime fitness activities.
How do you think your school could put $10,000 to good fitness use?
Geocaching GPS devices would be extremely useful for our PE program. The students would be getting exercise and learning how to navigate. It’s an outdoor treasure-hunting game while using GPS devices. Polar heart rate monitors/pedometers are great tools for students to chart their fitness level and set fitness goals while geocaching or other PE lessons. An ipod, docking station, and speaker system would benefit the school to have music playing during class and allow me to instruct over loud speaker during PE. The funds could also be used for physical education teacher professional development to keep up to date with current health and fitness developments. A digital camera and camcorder would be beneficial for teacher reflection and display to the community what goes on during PE class. Funds could be used to have a kick off day to have parents and the community use and see all the equipment.
Thank you for your continued support of our schools.
Senatobia Middle school PTO