Monday, August 4, 2014

Introducing RenWeb & ParentsWeb!


We’re excited to announce the roll-out of our new school management system – RenWeb School Management Software. We’ve been working all summer on the process of setting up RenWeb’s ParentsWeb – a private and secure parents’ portal that will allow parents to see academic information specific to their children, while protecting their children’s information from others.

All you need is an Internet-capable computer or mobile device to view information such as:

  • Attendance
  • Daily Grades
  • Progress Reports
  • Report Cards
  • Transcripts
  • Lesson Plans
  • Discipline
  • Homework
  • Missing Assignments
  • School Calendar
  • School Announcements
  • Staff and School Directory
  • Teacher Email Addresses
  • Teacher Websites
  • Web Surveys and Tests
  • Other Useful School Information

Here are your instructions for getting up and running with your own ParentsWeb account:
  • Click here or navigate to and click on ParentsWeb from the Quick Links section at the bottom of the page.
  • Click Create new ParentsWeb account
  • In the District Code box, type TF-KY
  • Type your email address and click Create Account. IMPORTANT:  You MUST use the email address that we have on record for you in RenWeb, the email address where you receive official school correspondence. Without using this email address, RenWeb cannot link you to your family’s account. If you aren’t sure which email address we have on record, please give us a call!
  • An email will be sent which includes a link to create your ParentsWeb login. The link is active for 6 hours only.

  • Select the Click to Create your ParentsWeb login link.
  • A web browser will display your Name and RenWeb Person ID.
  • Type a User Name, Password, and Confirm the password. 

  • Click Save User Name and/or Password.
    A message displays at the top of the browser, "User Name/Password successfully updated."

  • You may now log in to ParentsWeb using your new User Name and Password.
You have several options for accessing ParentsWeb:
  • You may access the full site from a computer browser with easy links from TFCA’s website.
  • You may also access a streamlined mobile version from a mobile device (smart phone or tablet), known as ParentsWeb Mobile, also using the links from TFCA’s website.
  • You can also download the RenWeb Home app from the App Store (iOS devices) or the Google Play Store (Android devices). The RenWeb Home app is free to download, but there is a $4.99 annual subscription fee. This is not TFCA’s fee; we don’t get any money from it. Please note that this is optional; you are not required to use the app. The other access options above are excellent ways to use ParentsWeb. Here are some reasons why you may choose to use the RenWeb Home app:
o   Always stay logged into ParentsWeb, providing instant access
o   Navigate to your information faster
o   Communicate easier with other school parents and faculty through your smartphone’s integration with the School Directory, allowing you to Tap & Send emails or make phone calls instantly to directory listings
o   Import school calendar events and student homework assignments into your Personal Calendars
Note:  TFCA’s staff does not have access to your password! If you have forgotten your password, click Forgot Username/Password and enter TFCA’s District Code of TF-KY and your email address to reset your password.
We look forward to your participation. Together we can improve our children’s academic development and the communication between our school and your home. 

New Tips for Getting Back in the Groove!

It's that time of year again! School starts NEXT WEEK! Last year, Mrs. Tigges shared her tips for getting back into the school groove. This year, Mrs. Dulaney is sharing her favorite tips!

 Here are some more tips to prepare for the new school year to avoid stress and last minute panic:
  • Start the day off right with pre-planned or pre-made breakfasts! You can go super-simple with this and put some dry cereal into a Ziploc baggie (even preschoolers can open a Ziploc!) or make up breakfast sandwiches or burritos and freeze for a few weeks' meals! Even breakfast breads, like cinnamon rolls, will keep in the freezer. I suggest investing in some nice, small glass containers with vented lids that can be placed in the microwave to warm up your sandwich. This week, I made up a set of 12 faux Egg McMuffins for about $7 and it'll last me more than two weeks!
  • Routine, routine, routine! Children, especially young ones, thrive on routine! Set up a routine of what will be your morning schedule and stick to it! Our family uses a magnetic schedule system called Easy Daysies. My kids wake up and do their two simple chores (make the bed, feed or let out the dogs into the back yard) and check the schedule for the day. (A $1 dry erase board from Dollar Tree will also do the trick, though!) Establishing your routine for the school year and beginning it early will help make the transition a smooth one!
  • Finish (or start!) your back to school shopping! Our school supply lists are available on our website but you might need to go shopping for new backpacks, lunch boxes, or uniform items! We invite you to stop by the Swap Shop before purchasing new uniforms - some items are new with tags! Avoid meltdowns by purchasing or making labels for your student's items - We have a set of Name Bubbles labels for both boys and they go on each lunch box, water bottle, pencil box, etc.
  • Implement some simple First Day of School traditions to celebrate the start of a new year! Making memories with your family can be so fun and meaningful! Don't stress yourself out with this, but there are some fun back to school traditions you can start with your family that you and your kids will look forward to each year! Check out our Back To School Pinterest board for inspiration.
What is your family doing to prepare for the start of the new school year?
We're looking forward to partnering with your family for the 2014-15 school year. We are praying for all of you as we begin the new school year!
Krista Dulaney is our Director of School Relations and mom to two boys.