First Steps for Parents

We have created the following exercises to get you used to some of the tools you'll be using as a parent (or contact). If after logging in, you cannot see some of the functions listed on this page, these may not be part of your school's particular package; simply move onto the next.

1. Password

  1. Hopefully you have received your login details. Use this to login to eSchools, then, click on the cog in the top right corner.
  2. Change your password to something you will REMEMBER. DO NOT tell anyone else your new password. Keep this new password safe; your login is unique to you and there will be different information on your platform that your children’s.

2. Settings

  1. Also via the cog you can change your settings to personalise your platform. Change your platform background.
  2. Check that the school has the correct contact information for you. If not, you can update them directly.

3. Letters Home

  1. All letters (emails) sent to you will be here. View any existing correspondence.
  2. If you have given the school your email address, these letters will also come through to your email’s inbox.
  3. If you have downloaded the eSchools app (see below), your letters will also appear on it.

4. Classes

  1. You should see your information on your children’s class through the Classes category along the main navigation bar.
  2. If you have more than one child at different classes in the school, this screen will show all classes that you can access. Simply click on the name of the class to see more information.

5. App

  1. Download the app from the App Store or Google Play and log in. You will need your login details and the name of the school.
  2. Look through the tools from the menu.
  3. If you have more than one child at the school, you can toggle views by pressing the pupil icon at the top of the menu.

All finished? Check out Next Steps for further exercises…