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Roundup Public Schools Infinite Campus

Parent Portal Instructions

 

Portal Address:  

https://mtstate.epm.infinitecampus.org/mtstate/portal/roundup.jsp

 

Roundup Public Schools District Website:

roundup.k12.mt.us

 



Access to the Campus Portal

Your district determines access to Campus Portal. Instructions for your user name and login are provided by your school or district. The school or district will also provide the URL for access to the Campus Portal. Accessibility to the various screens stated in this User Guide is also determined by the school or district. Access for one school or building may vary from access for another school within the same district.

 

Security Features

The Campus Portal incorporates the highest level of security. Parents and guardians can see only information related to the students they are authorized to view through the use of strong passwords, forced password resets and session timeouts.

Schools create households to which the student belongs, depending on the information provided about parent and guardian rights, living arrangements, etc. Parents and guardians will have access only to the links they have been given permission, to ensure student privacy.

The Campus Portal allows districts to force strong password usage by all users including parents and guardians. This requires a password that is at least eight characters long and is case sensitive.

In addition, the district's administrator may force users to reset their passwords from time to time. By default, the system will automatically end any user session that has been dormant for 60 minutes. This may vary from district to district since the district can establish the timeframe for session timeouts.

Five unsuccessful login attempts will disable the portal account. In order to use the portal again, parents will need to contact the school or district to have the account reactivated. Additional security settings include an access log, and options to change and contact account information.

Navigating the Campus Portal

Navigating the Campus Portal is easy. Once logged in, an index of accessible information for each student is listed within the left navigation of the screen. The parent's name will appear under the Campus Portal header. Each student's name is listed below, with links to their school information.

Information is explained in order of appearance within the Campus Portal.

On the main section of the screen, you will find:

 

School and District Notices

When viewing the Campus Portal for Parents, any relevant notices are displayed in the main frame of the screen. Notices are organized by district-wide messages or by building-specific messages.

Viewing the left navigation of the screen, and scrolling down the list of options, you may find:

 

Family

This is the demographic information about your family, such as address, email, phone and a list of other members within the household (family unit). The household's physical and mailing address and all individuals designated as part of that household are viewable.

The household is primarily based on the relationships established between the student, parents, guardians and siblings. For example, in a traditional family there may be one household with two parents, the student and siblings living at one address with both parents having full access to all information.

In the situation of a blended or split family, a student may be listed in two households at different addresses and with different sibling structures. The school can give access rights to all parents/guardians to whom the student has a relationship or only specific rights to one parent or guardian. This authorization structure is established when the custodial parent or guardian informs the schools of the rights of each parent or guardian to this information.

 

Calendar

There are two calendars listed here: Calendar under the Family heading and Calendar under the student's name.

The Family Calendar link displays school and district notices, special events or "no school" notices. It also provides a list of all students' assignments that are due on a certain day. You can view a quick snapshot of your student's coursework to track upcoming homework to avoid missing or late assignments.

The Calendar link underneath a particular student's name will only show information for that student. It displays assignments that are due on a specific day, as well as events specific to that student and school. This can help you track the coursework for the particular individual student to avoid missing or late assignments.

Class Schedule

Parents may need to know where their student is during the day, or may be curious what classes their students are taking and when. The Class Schedule lists the student's classes in each period and each term along with the time and location it meets. If a school uses a rotating day or alternating day schedule, the day the class meets will be listed.

To help manage homework time, parents and students can see assignments and grades by clicking on the class name within the period. To view the assignments, click on the notebook.

This will bring up the detailed assignment information, with possible points and scores for all assignments in that class. You also will be able to see late or missing assignments, so there are no surprises at conference time. In some districts posting assignments is optional for teachers.

If there is an envelope link in the class schedule, you may click on that to send the teacher an email. This opens a new email message using your preferred email software with the teacher's address already populated. In some districts, providing a teacher email contact is optional.

 

Attendance

Students who miss a lot of school may risk falling behind and doing poorly on exams. Tracking your student's attendance is easy. Either teachers or the building's attendance clerk enters absences and tardy designations for each class as they occur. These absences are posted immediately after the teacher or clerk saves the input so you can see if and when any classes were missed during the day.

If the school subscribes to Campus Messenger or Campus Messenger with Voice, parents may elect to be immediately contacted via email or phone when their student is absent or tardy.

Campus Messenger and Campus Messenger with Voice is optional for schools.

When viewing attendance through the Portal, however, the color coding helps you know if absences were excused or not. District policy determines the definitions of the terms below for the color coding system for attendance.

White Excused Parents notify the school with a reason for the absence and district policy determines if this is an excused absence, such as illness, funerals, medical appointments, college visits, etc.

Red Unexcused Districts have determined these are not excused absences. This might include family vacations, driver's training class, etc.

Yellow Unknown the school has not been contacted with a reason for the absence.

Green Exempt These are usually school-sponsored events such as field trips, concerts or athletic activities, etc.

 

Behavior

Parents want to know when their student is recognized for a special accomplishment, or if they were involved in a disruptive behavior. This option lets parents learn more about social situations, the consequences and the remedial steps taken by the school.

For example, your student was awarded a certificate of achievement for most improved scores for the quarter and there was a small ceremony during a class period. You can see a notation of that award ceremony. Or, your student was disrespectful and disruptive in class, a meeting is required with the teacher, principal and the student to discuss the school code of conduct policy.

This will be posted here for you to be informed about the situation.

You will see the date the behavior occurred, what happened, any activities or consequences related to the event, and the student's role in the event. After appropriate steps have been taken to resolve this issue, there will be a citation explaining the details. This is a great way for parents to keep current about their student's activities.