Microsoft Office 365

Students enrolled at Chapel Hill Academy can sign up for Office 365 Education for free. Using their school issued email address and password, students can log into their school accounts at Office.com, where they’ll have access to Microsoft Teams, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and so much more. From this home base, Office apps and Microsoft Teams can be accessed online or downloaded to a home or mobile device.

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Microsoft Teams for Education

Microsoft Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, content, assignments, and apps together in one place, letting teachers create vibrant learning environments.

Within Teams, teachers can quickly converse with students, share files and websites, and distribute and grade assignments. Built-in end-to-end assignment management allows educators to organize interactive lessons and provide effective and timely feedback.

Microsoft Teams can be accessed online or downloaded to a home or mobile device.

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Microsoft School Connection App for Parents and Guardians

Microsoft has been working on a new app called School Connection, which Chapel Hill Academy is participating in its private preview. The goal is to collect early feedback from parents, guardians, and educators to make sure the product is on the right track to meet parents’ and guardians’ needs while identifying ways it could be improved. As this app is developed over time, the vision is to create a one stop shop experience for parents and guardians that want to proactively engage in their student’s learning.

Parents and Guardians will be able to do the following with the app

  • Feel informed by having timely, actionable information such as past due Teams assignments, recent grades posted in Teams, digital activity, and more.
  • Create meaningful conversations with their students by celebrating the wins and supporting their learning proactively through access to grades posted in Teams, educator feedback, and rubrics.
  • Easily communicate with teachers by launching a new email directly from the app.

FAQs

  • School Connection will be released for private preview in August 2022 for a small group of schools to gather educator, guardian, and student feedback that will inform the public release.
  • The app will be accessible on mobile via all leading browsers, so no additional download will be required.
  • Parents and guardians will be invited by Chapel Hill Academy via email, based on the email on file in Educate. You will be asked to create or use an existing free Microsoft account during onboarding.
  • Microsoft and CHA look forward to partnering with you and hearing your feedback on this new tool to support parents and guardians!

Educate Household Portal for Parents

The Household Portal is a website used by families to view school and student specific information.

To access the website, navigate to https://educate.tads.com and Sign In with your Username and Password.

If you do not recall your password, you can click the Forgot Password? link, or connect with your school to have it reset.

 

The Home page provides a quick overview of school and basic student information right when you log in. You can customize your view by clicking and dragging the sections, or widgets, to their desired locations. The Home page can always be accessed by clicking the Home button at the top of your screen.

 

The Students page provides additional and more detailed student information than displayed on the Home page. To access the Students page, click School on the left, and then select Students from the dropdown options. Student information is broken into three sections on this page: AcademicSchedule, and Demographic. Click the section you are interested in for further options, such as Academic for Assignments or Report Cards.

 

 

The Accounts page displays demographic information for yourself and your household and can be located by clicking your name in the upper right-hand corner and selecting Account from the dropdown options.

 

Frequently Asked Questions Please Note: If you are unable to view or edit specific information, it may be that your school does not currently have this feature enabled, or your security settings may need to be adjusted. For more information on when this will be available, or to have your security permissions adjusted, you will need to contact your school.

SchoolPass

SchoolPass is an online tool designed to enable you to:

  • Report absences for your child
  • Set up a transportation plan for your child
  • Manage and report arrival and dismissal changes to the school
  • Automatically notify the correct staff, teachers, and other parents when changes are reported
  • Self-manage authorized driver lists
  • Help the school prepare for an organized and timely dismissal process

Download & Log In to SchoolPass

Whether this is your first time logging into the SchoolPass Parent Student App, or you might be experiencing difficulties logging into the app, please follow the steps below to ensure you have the most up-to-date version installed on your phone, as well as troubleshoot any login difficulties.

  1. Take note of which model phone you are using (for example, iPhone 11 Pro or Samsung Galaxy S20)
  2. Check if your phone operating system is up to date, and if there’s an outstanding update, please download and install it
  3. Install or update to the latest version of the SchoolPass Parent App
  4. If you were emailed a temporary password, please enter that along with your email address to log in
    • If you do not have a temporary password, or have forgotten your password, click “Forgot Your Password?” on the home screen to be sent a temporary password.
    • If you were previously having issues logging in and have just updated your phone or app as recommended in steps 1 through 3, please try logging in again now.

Should you continue to experience issues, please reset your password on the Parent App home screen by clicking “Forgot Your Password?” and using the email address your school has on file.

  • Perform a search in your inbox or spam folder for an automated message from “SchoolPass.com” and subject line “Temporary Password”
  • Return to the parent app and sign in with the temporary password indicated in the email
  • Once logged in, reset your password on the “Profile” tab
  • If there is no email recognized, contact your school’s technical support to ensure that they have the correct email address for you

If you need further assistance, please send us a message at support@schoolpass.com with the following information:

  • Phone make (I.e. iPhone 11 Pro)
  • Phone Operating System version (I.e. 13.6.1)
  • SchoolPass Parent App version (I.e. 1.0.4.3305)
  • Name of school
  • Email address you are attempting to log in with
  • If there are any error messages, please attach a screenshot

GroupMe

Chapel Hill Academy uses the group messaging app GroupMe for parents of each grade to communicate between each other. Using GroupMe allows us to streamline the connection and information process for parents as they move through the various grade levels at CHA.

The email you listed as the primary household contact will receive an invitation from GroupMe. You will be assigned to your students’ grade levels.

CHA groups such as Parents of Prayer, CHA Men’s Basketball and others can be joined and will populate alongside your grade-level group(s) once joined.

GroupMe is a great way to stay connected and up-to-date with the current information for both activities and grade related events!

Please contact Amy Paul, Director of Community Engagement, with any questions or concerns.

GroupMe Features

  • Stay Organized Your CHA group chats stay organized and easily accessible from one place.
  • Control Notifications You’re in charge! Choose when and what type of notifications you receive. Mute specific chats, or the entire app – you can even leave the group.
  • Share Photos The gallery saves memories. Easily explore the photos and videos shared in your group now, or later.
  • Group Chat or Direct Messages With direct messages, you can use all the features you love for group chat, but one-on-one.
  • Schedule and Share Events Schedule gatherings and share them to the group. Members can easily access directions and add the event to their calendar with just a couple clicks (i.e. Outlook calendar).
  • Use GroupMe on Any Platform iOS, Android, Windows, or through the web groupme.com

Lightspeed Relay Web Filter

Lightspeed Relay Web Filter is installed on all CHA student devices. Once students have been issued their devices at the beginning of each school year, CHA parents of students in grades 4-8 will begin receiving weekly emails detailing their student’s internet activity (while using their CHA issued device whether it’s used on-campus or off-campus).

By following the instructions detailed below, you can also have access to the Lightspeed Parent Portal. Our hope is that this tool will help parents work with their child(ren) to develop healthy habits and a good understanding of appropriate internet use.

Lightspeed Parent Portal for Parents

Lightspeed Parent Portal™ enables parents or guardians to support their student’s internet-based learning by monitoring their student’s most recent web browsing activity and temporarily limiting access.

Each week, you will receive a Parent Report Email containing statistics about your student’s browsing activity.

The weekly Parent Report Email will contain an invitation to Log In or Register for the Parent Portal. Click the button at the end of that email to get started.

For additional information and detailed instructions on accessing the Parent Portal Dashboard, click here.