Find Your Way Around
Your child's school offers a parent portal ("Illuminate Home Connection") provided by Illuminate Education. This lesson will show you how to find your way around once you have already logged into your account. This lesson is especially helpful for parents who do not regularly use technology.
Find Your Way Around
Note how the portal is interactive, meaning you can click things for more information:
1. Language- Allows you to change the language of the information you are viewing (English/Spanish).
2. Select Student- If you have more than one student in the district, you can switch between them here.
3. Logout- Exit from the portal.
4. Navigation- This is all the different information you can view on your student. See below for info on what each page displays.
The Assessments page is broken down into Pending Assessments (testing window is still open) and Recent Assessments (completed assessments).
Assessments: Performance Summary
Attendance: Year Summary
The Year Summary will show totals for all attendance annually. Note, you can switch years via the dropdown menu on the left.
Attendance Marks allows you to search for records of specific attendance marks, i.e. Absent, Tardy, etc.
Forms is for use if a school does something like Online Registration, etc. They can make a form "open" to you to fill out for a certain time period.
Gradebook: Assignments List
Also, if you click on the name of a Gradebook, you can access an Assignment List. This can be filtered by Assignment Status, and printed.
This is your message inbox. Click on the subject to access the message thread and compose a message via the Compose button at the top of the page.
If your district is using School Focus, this is where any photos or video will display.
Transcripts allows you to view as students transcript, both current and previous (Using the Transcript Filter at left. Select the term and click Submit).
Account Settings allows you to change your contact information, password and set yourself to receive weekly email digests of student grades.