Towards the end of Summer, before the new school year begins. Shortly before the start of a school year, School Loop prepares sites for the new year by archiving certain types of content. This process occurs approximately 10 days before the first day of the school year. The exact date is at the school's discretion.
This article answers Frequently asked questions about what happens to the School Loop site and data at the end of the year. This focuses mainly on school and students.
All School Loop sites will remain open for account holders throughout most of the summer. All of our features are fully functional during the summer unless noted below.
School Loop will periodically be down for maintenance or development updates. These interruptions will typically be brief, but we will try to let you know through School News if the system will be offline for an extended period of time.
School Loop support will be limited during the summer.
Students and parents of students who were not enrolled as of the last day of school will not be able to register during the summer.
Start of a New Year
School Loop will transition your site to the next school year approximately 10 days before the first day of school unless the district specifies a different roll-over date.
Once we transition a school, teachers, students, and parents will not have access until the first day of school unless an administrator grants early access in the Access and Registration Management section of School Settings. At that time, our system will also archive content such as LoopMail messages and assignments. For more information about archived content, see our help page on Year-to-Year Archiving.
Q: What happens to our accounts in the summer?
A: All user accounts are available for use in the summer months. Only parents and students can be locked out between the times we roll your schools and the first day of the new school year (admins can override this setting).
Q: What about the daily email message?
A: Daily emails will automatically stop on the last day of school and will resume for active accounts when the new school year starts.
Q: Will School Loop be offline a lot in the summer?
A: Almost certainly more often than during the school year, but typically not for long periods of time. We reserve the right to take the system down for software releases and maintenance at any time during the summer months, but system news will be posted in case longer offline periods are anticipated.
Q: What happens to student and parent accounts when the student transfers or graduates from one school into another in the same district?
A: Because each school site is maintained as a separate database, students and parents will have to register new accounts at the new school.