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New Lincoln PTO Directory

The Lincoln School PTO is moving to a new product for managing our online directory.  The new system, MySchoolAnywhere, is easier to use and easier to manage, and is already being used by other schools in Brookline.

Since this is the first year that we’re using MySchoolAnywhere, families will receive two different emails.

The first email gives families a temporary password and a link to the MySchoolAnywhere login page.  Using your email and the temporary password, families can login to the MySchoolAnywhere system.  However, the Directory section of MySchoolAnywhere will not be enabled until families confirm their directory information.

The second email is a Data Confirmation email.  This email has a link to a page where families can verify and correct  their directory information, and assign their students to classrooms for the 2017/18 school year.  [The PTO does not have access to classroom assignments.  Families assign students to classrooms during the confirmation process.]

Once families have confirmed their data, they can login and access the directory.

 

What is this directory used for?

This is not an official school district directory, it is a directory of Lincoln families managed by the PTO for the purpose of facilitating communication between families and from the PTO.  The directory is also used for sending Lincoln Lines, the PTO’s weekly email newsletter.

What if I already confirmed my details weeks ago?

Some families previewed our new directory at the end of last year, which gave us valuable feedback and experience as we worked to set this up.  Those families will now have to re-confirm their information for the 2017/18 school year.  Data confirmation will be an annual process.

Do both parents need to confirm their directory data?

Data confirmation only has to be done once per family.  When one parent in the family completes the confirmation process, all parents will then have directory access.  The PTO has sent out emails with confirmation links to the first email address associated with each family.  Later in the summer we will send a reminder to all parent emails for families who have not yet confirmed.

What is “Family Name” in the directory?

The directory has a “Family Name” for each family.  This should be the last name of the children in the family.  The Family Name may be hyphenated (“Johnson-Black”) or multiple words (“Johnson Black”), whatever is most appropriate for each family.

How much information do I need to fill in?

The PTO uses the directory primarily to email news and announcements.  Beyond that, it’s up to you to decide how much information you want to share with other families.  It may be useful to include cell numbers, but not to important to fill in address.

Directory access is restricted to Lincoln families. Whatever information you decide to include will not be publicly available on the internet.

What if my email address changes?

Account resets and password changes are send the email address we have listed for you in the directory.  But in some cases you may no longer have access to the previous email account.  If this happens, send us an email at  LincolnPTODirectory@gmail.com with your old and new email addresses and we’ll correct the directory.

How do families new to Lincoln sign up for the directory?

Families that are new to the Lincoln community can visit the MySchoolAnywhere ‘join’ page and enter their own information into the directory.  Administrators will review and accept the new family entries.

The join page is:  http://join.myschoolanywhere.com and the invite code is: 19kennard

Current Lincoln families should not have to use this join page, since all existing directory data has been migrated.

 

Have any other questions?  Send an email to:  LincolnPTODirectory@gmail.com