Launching the Hub, our new parent portal

We are delighted to inform you of the launch of our new parent portal, the Hub. The Hub (available at http://hub.stjohns.be) is a password-protected, web-based portal that provides your family with information specific to your children. This is one initiative that will further improve the communication between the school and parents and provides an efficient and easy-to-use tool  to keep up to date.

After putting in your credentials, you will see a screen with your children’s names and links to relevant information such as the academic schedule for each child in Middle and High School (a technical issue is preventing us from showing the Elementary schedules in this format at this time), the 2011-12 arts calendar, the sports practice/game schedules and coaches information, the staff directory, plus direct links to Headlions, the blog, the school calendar etc.

There are many ways to expand this portal and its use, including re-registrations for the next school year, sports team pages, updating your contact information and many other options. Rather than having us decide what other information you might want to see in the portal, we prefer to hear direct from you and evolve the portal in partnership with you, the parent community. We will send you a survey on September 24 to get your feedback and suggestions which we will then review and consider for feasibility.

We will be adding the Middle School back-to-school night information on Monday, September 12 and for Elementary and High School a week later, on September 19. You will receive an e-mail when this information has been posted in the Hub. We also plan to publish an electronic copy of the directory in the Hub.

We will be reviewing what information should remain on our public website and what should move into the portal, with the aim to make the public website more user-friendly and easier to navigate.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns or suggestions. We hope you enjoy the Hub!