ARTICLE: Parent Primer

ARTICLE: Parent Primer

The Reach Student Life Management System is a student management system that is designed specifically for boarding schools.  It helps your school to manage a whole range of residential activities including leave, rollcalls, student records and staff reports.

As a parent, you will use the Reach system to request and approve leave for your child and to set which hosts your child is permitted to go on leave with.  Your child will also use Reach to request leave and to record their movements outside of the campus.  This includes various on campus and off campus locations that your school has chosen to monitor.  Using Reach enables your school to know where your child is at all times when they are in the school's care.

Reach is a cloud based product and you can access your school's Reach portal from any device that has a browser with internet connection.  As a parent, you can also access Reach using the Reach Student Life Management mobile app which is available for Apple and Android smartphones. 

How to Access Your Reach Portal

Via your web browser, enter your school's specific Reach portal web address and sign into Reach with your assigned credentials.

To download the mobile app for your smartphone search for Reach Student Life Management in the Apple or Google app stores. ARTICLE: How to Access and Use Reach on Your Mobile Device



How to Create Leave Requests

Creating a leave request is simply a matter of opening the Create Leave Request form in your Reach login and completing the form.  Most of the fields are drop down selection and they will guide you towards your appropriate selections.



Two fields will require your text input and these are your Destination and also any Notes that you want to or are required to place in the leave request form.
Once you have submitted your leave request, Reach will then automatically contact parents and any hosts that are involved for approval.  When parents and any host that are involved have approved the leave request, Reach will then contact the boarding staff for final approval of the leave request.
Depending on your school's system settings, you may receive an email from Reach when the leave request is approved by staff.  You can also log into your Reach account to view the status of any current leave requests.

Leave Requests can also be submitted via the Reach Student Life Management App.  ARTICLE: Parent App - Leave Requests



Important information About your Leave Request Form
  1. The leave types that you are able to request for your child are set by your school
  2. The transport types that you can request are set by your school
  3. The Hosts that your child can go on leave with are set and approved by you as parents
  4. If your request is for a regular recurring event then you can set a recurring pattern for the use the leave request
  5. The Destination field is a required field
  6. In some instances the Notes field may also be compulsory when set by your school
  7. You will be able to see the current status of any leave request in your login profile.


How to Add Approved Hosts for your Child

The fastest and easiest way to add approved hosts for your child is to use the Quick Host option in your Leave Request Form.  In the Host selector field simply select "Create New Host" and add the host's details.  When this is saved ,the new host will then be added to your child's profile and you can then select that host for future leave requests also.


The ability to Create a New Host within a leave request is a setting that is configured by your school.  It is possible that your school does not have this ability enabled for parents.  If this is the case, please contact your school directly with any specific questions about their procedure for adding new hosts for your student.



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