The first day of school is Tuesday, August 6 and taking a moment to complete the following five steps over the next five days, will help parents throughout the 2019-20 school year.
Visit your campus Families and Scholars website – Each campus website includes a “Families and Scholars” tab where parents can find uniform information, school supply lists, pick up and drop off information and much more. A quick link to your campus Families and Scholars page is below.
Go to Schoolcafe.com – Our Child Nutrition department creates delicious nutritious meals on campuses across the network. At schoolcafe.com families can add funds to their child’s lunch account and view upcoming menus. We encourage all parents to apply for Free or Reduced lunches at schoolcafe.com, because every application could mean additional funding for your school, not to mention a significant cost savings for families.
Download the Uplift App – Is my scholar making it to classes on time? Did they check out a library book? Do they have funds on their lunch account? Are there upcoming events on campus? Where can I find the email I received earlier in the week?
Answers to each question can be found any time on the Uplift App. While class schedules won’t be immediately available as we work to solidify schedules for all scholars across the network, families can set alerts for future grade or absence notifications. Parent login information will be sent on Saturday. In the meantime, download the Uplift App for Android or iPhone today.
Complete the volunteer application To volunteer on campus, all parents need to complete the annual volunteer application at uplift.voly.org. Complete the background check and orientation and a notification of approval or denial will be sent within 72 hours. Parents will be able to volunteer for campus volunteer opportunities all year long.
A how-to guide can be found here or reach out to your campus with questions.
Arrive on the first day of school – Make sure your child attends classes and is on time for the first day of school. If your child does not attend on the first day, they could be replaced by a scholar on our waitlist. If you have any questions, please reach out to Community Engagement and Enrollment Coordinator on your campus today.
Written by: Jake Kurz