This article shares information about the Afterschool Professional feature experience which is designed for users who are not employed by the school but are charged with helping students. These users include professional tutors, social workers, and community center staff.
This feature is not enabled by default, please contact School Loop if your district or school is interested in using this feature.
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When this feature is enabled for a school site, Afterschool Professionals can self-register accounts. However, until the account is approved, the following message shows upon login:
Afterschool Professional Account Pending
Thanks for your registration. Before you can access this system, one of the student's parents must approve your account. As soon as they do, you will have access.
Once the account is approved, the afterschool professional portal shows the following features as seen in the screenshot:
- LoopMail: Afterschool Professionals can send LoopMail to send messages to school staff, and anyone on the student's Education Team. This includes the students, their registered parents, and other users. Additionally, other members of a group may also add Afterschool Professionals to their group. Otherwise, this role has no rights or privileges to the Groups system.
- Add Student: They can use this button to add additional students here. The student's ID and the name are required.
- Student's Weekly Calendar: Every assignment published by the student's teachers appears in the student's calendar. Other events in the calendar can include events from groups, school, or the students themselves. The calendar can display views for the day, week, or the month and has filters to narrow down the types of events that are displayed.
- Learning Management Team: Links to teacher sites and classrooms that the student is enrolled in, are grouped here by the courses. Afterschool professionals may also directly send LoopMail to one or all of the student's teachers from here by clicking on the mail icon.
Note: The Advanced Afterschool Professional option includes access to the student record of approved students.