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Welcome To The Home Access Center Basic Manual
Updated September 2013

The link to the Home Access Center can be found on the Lynn Public Schools website.
Click on the Resources tab and For Parents and select Home Access Center.

If you have questions or problem getting into the HOME ACCESS CENTER, please feel free to call our Help line Monday through Friday from 8 AM until 3 PM. Our Help Line Number is:  781-477-7220 Ext. 3049

Introduction | What is the Home Access Center?

Welcome to the Home Access Center or HAC, for short. We hope you will find this training manual useful both during your education and afterwards as a reference to specific functions.

The Home Access Center is tightly integrated with the Teacher Access Center and the
Electronic Gradebook system used by the teachers. It is designed to be easy to use and equally as easy in sharing information between teachers, school officials and parents.

The Home Access Center website is provided for the express use of the parents of Lynn Public Schools students to assist in the communication of important educational information.

We have broken this training manual up into a "Step" based approach that will assist in using the module. We have provided many screen shots so you have both a procedural guideline and a useful manual beyond the education process.

We hope this document will assist you in effectively communicating with the teachers, staff, and more importantly, your children.

What Will I Be Able to do In the Home Access Center?

You are able to view your child's Schedule, Class Work, Attendance History, Interim Progress Reports, Report Cards, Registration (Demographic) and Transportation information.

You are also able to email your child's teachers, in addition to viewing and printing your child's data. However, you will not be able to update or edit the information within the Home Access Center (HAC). If you find incorrect or incomplete data, please contact the school to have the information entered or corrected.

NOTE: On some occasions, the information you are viewing will pop up in small windows. If you have pop-up blocking software installed or use Google or Yahoo! Toolbar please disable or allow pop-ups to be viewed for this site.

Please be advised that the Home Access Center automatically logs you off after approximately 20 minutes.

Will Other People Be Able to See My Child's Information?

Your child's information is secure and only those individuals who have a username and password can access the HAC and your child's information. Your username and password allow you access to your child's data. We urge you to keep your username and password in a secure, safe place.

What is my Username and Password?

Parents/guardians must be registered in order to log in to HAC.  To ensure the safety and welfare of our students, we require in-person registration and a photo ID to assign user names and passwords for the system.  You child's teacher cannot accept the HAC registration form.  It must be returned to the main office at your child's school, where staff will verify your photo ID. 

Important - Once the information provided is verified and processed, you will receive your Home Access user name and password via e-mail within a few days. When you receive your user name and password, you will be able to access the Home Access Center through Lynn Public Schools website: www.lynnschools.org and click on the Resources button, For Parents and the Home Access Center link.

For your convenience, you can register for HAC during Open House at your student’s school:

Breed - Sept. 18th | LVTI and Pickering - October 9th | LEHS - October 10th

After the Open House you can register any time in-person at your student’s school’s main office.

If you have any questions or if you cannot remember your username or password, please contact The Data Center at 781-477-7220 EXT 3049.

What are the Minimum Software & Hardware Requirements for the Home Access Center?

ACCESS | Home Access Center is a 100% web-based program. You may access the HAC on any computer that has an Internet connection or on any smart phone or internet connected tablet.

WEB BROWSER | Windows or Macintosh | iOS or Android
Internet Explorer 6.0 or Higher
Netscape Navigator 6.0 or Higher
Opera 6.0 or Higher
Firefox 3.x
Safari 1.0 or Higher

PRINTING | If you wish to print the information displayed on the screen
please make sure that if you are using pop-up blocking software or utilities such as Google or Yahoo! Toolbar allow for pop-ups.

Browsers must allow pop-ups within the Home Access Center for printing.
Before you get started...

Main Menu | When this guide refers to the main menu that is the menu of links on the left side of each screen in the Home Access Center.

Banner | The banner of each screen is the top portion of each web page. Depending on which page you are on, the banner may change.

Log Out Link | Each web page has a Log Out link. It is located in the top right of the banner on each page.

 

Links to other applications | Links to other applications, such as "PaymentsPlus" which is the meal- pay website for Lynn Public Schools, will be displayed in the main menu. When you click that link, a new window will open with that website.

Also, you have a link to the student school website.

Note: After you click on a link that takes you to another website you are still logged into the Home Access Center. It is recommended that you log out of eSchoolPLUS when you leave the Home Access Center or leave your computer idle.

Privacy Statement
The Lynn Public Schools Privacy Statement is accessible by scrolling to the bottom of any page of the Home Access Center. That statement is as follows:

Home Access Center Privacy Statement | Information contained herein is rreleased only in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). It is the policy of Lynn Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, religion, color, gender, age, or national origin in its educational programs and /or activities including career and technology programs, nor in its employment practices.

Terms and Conditions | The Lynn Public Schools Terms and Conditions are accessible by scrolling to the bottom of any page of the Home Access Center. That statement is as follows:

Home Access Center Terms of Use | Home Access Center is intended for the use of parent/guardian of the student(s) or the student. The username and password used to access the informatikon contained herein should not be shared with unauthorized individuals. Accees to this information is limited under the Federal Education Right to Privacy Act (FERPA). Failuer to abide by these Term of Use may result in denial of access to the system.

How to log into the Home Access Center

  1. Navigate to www.lynnschools.org
  2. Click on Resources, For Parents, eSchool Plus Home Access Center
  3. Click on Login
  4. Input your username in the Username field and your password in the Password field. Passwords are case-sensitive.

Note: You must register and provide photo id at your child’s school to receive a Username and Password.

  1. Press the LOG IN button.
  2. The next screen has two outcomes:

If this is the first time that you have logged into the Home Access Center, you will be asked to provide two security questions and answers.

  1. Press the CONTINUE button after you have completed this task.

Once you have set up your security questions/answers or if you have previously logged in and provided the security questions/answers, you will now see either a screen that lists all of your students enrolled in Middle or High School at LPS or you will go straight into the Daily Summary screen for your student. 

If you have more than one student, simply click on the name of the student you would like to view.

How to get around in the Home Access Center

Daily Summary

The Daily Summary link is also the first link in the main menu.

Click on the Daily Summary link to view:

  • Today's Attendance - data will display ONLY IF your student has been absent or has been tardy.

Otherwise, no data displays here. The message “No attendance information has been entered for the student today” will show if the student is present.

  • Classwork for this Week - this displays classwork assigned by your student's teachers FOR THE

CURRENT WEEK.  

  • Today’s Schedule – this displays the schedule for today.  This could change day to day depending on the day or the marking period.

Note:
Classwork will only display here if your student's teacher publishes the classwork.

  • "No Classwork due this week" does not necessarily mean that your child does not have homework! This only means that the teacher has not published the assignments to the Home Access Center.
  • Classwork for previous weeks as well as grades for all assignments, quizzes, and tests can be viewed by clicking on the Classwork link in the main menu.

Email Communication with teachers

Please review the policy for this type of communication!
By clicking on the name of any of the teachers in the student schedule or classwork you can send the teacher an email for the reasons outlined in the policy.
Simply click on the teacher’s name and the email program installed on your computer will create a new message to the teacher.

If you access your email through AOL Web Access, Yahoo! Mail, Google or another account online, then you will not be able to send an email automatically by clicking on the teacher's name. You will need to copy the teacher's email and add the address to your online address book and send messages through your online account and not through the Home Access Center.

Schedule

Click on the Schedule link in the main menu to view a record of your student's full year schedule. 

Field

Description

Course

Course number of the class in which the student is scheduled. If notes exist for a class, you can click https://hac.lynnschools.org/homeaccess/Help/Content/Resources/Images/HACNotes.gifto display the Class Notes window.

Description

Name of the class. For more information about the class, you can click the description link to display the Class Information window.

Periods

Period(s) in which the class is held.

Teacher

Teacher who teaches the class. If the teacher's name appears as a hyperlink, you may click on the link to send an email to that teacher.

Room

Room where the class is held.

Days

Cycle days when the class is held.

Marking Periods

Marking periods when the class is held.

Building

Building where the class is held.

Status

Indicates whether the student's course status is active or dropped. Dropped courses display at the bottom of the list.



NOTE:  This will be different from what you see on the Daily Summary because it includes all classes in the student’s schedule regardless of whether it is meeting on that particular day or marking period.

Attendance

Click on the Attendance link in the main menu to view a record of your student's absences and tardies for your student.

Note: if your student is NOT ABSENT and does not have any tardies or any other attendance activity for that day, nothing will display here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attendance Highlights

  • Note that each absence is color-coded. This will help you see at a glance what types of absences and/or tardies have been recorded for your student.
  • If you have questions concerning Attendance entries, please contact your student's school Attendance Clerk.
  • Days that are grayed-out are not days for which attendance/tardies are recorded.
  • To navigate to a month before or after the month currently being viewed, click on the "<<" or ">>" respectively.
Classwork

Click on the Classwork link in the main menu to see your student’s classwork and associated grades.  The date an assignment was given and the date due is shown on the Classwork page, along with the Category and Description of the assignment. The number of points the child received and the total number of points are shown in the Points and Scores columns, respectively.

The Classwork page displays the student's average for each class beneath the Course Name and Number. The page also shows the Class Average for each assignment in each class.

Classwork Screen ‘Filters’

A filter allows you to specify exactly what you want to display on this screen.
 
 
View Classwork For: You can view one class at a time or view All Classes by clicking on the down arrow of this filter.  You can select one specific class and then click the Refresh View button.
 
For Report Card Run: a ‘report card run’ is a grading period, for secondary Marking Periods are 1, 2, 3 or 4.

Order by: you can sort how you see the classwork by class or by date due.

Refresh View: after you have made the filter changes above, press the REFRESH VIEW button to see the results of your specifications.

Grades Table

Note: this manual serves as a guide in using the Home Access Center. Questions regarding grade calculations, grading scales or any other Lynn Public School grade-related policies should be referred to your student’s teacher(s).

The Grades Table will display the following for each course that your student is taking:

 
 
Course Number | The course number is located at the top left of the Grades Table. A short description will accompany the course number. In the example above, “LY201” is the course number, “13” is the section of the course, “World History II” is the course title.
 
Hide Button | You can hide/show the assignments and grades for a course by pressing the
Hide/Show button.

Classwork Average | This is the average of all of your student’s grades for this course. 
Note: the Classwork Average may include grades that have been assigned and scored but have not been published.

Date Due and Date Assigned | The date due was the date that the classwork was due or, in the case of a quiz or test, the date they were taken. The date assigned was the date that the classwork was assigned.

Assignment | The description of the classwork, quiz, or test.

Category | This is the category type associated with the classwork, quiz or test.

Score | This was the grade that your student earned on the classwork, quiz or test.

Weight | This is weighting that is used to calculate the weighted score. 

Weighted Score | This is the student’s score after the Weight has been multiplied by the Score.

Total Points | These are the maximum number of points that your student could get on the assignment, quiz, or test.

Interim Progress Report and Report Cards | Click on the Interim Progress Report or Report Card links at the time when IPRs or Report Cards are generated.  You will see an electronic version of these reports at those appropriate times

Registration | Click on the Registration link to view student-related data.
If your child's information is not correct or is not entered, please feel free to call the school office and they can update the information to reflect your changes.

My Students | If you have more than one student in the Lynn Public Schools, this link will display in the main menu.  If you only have one student in the district, this link will not display.  Once you click this link you will see all of your children and can switch to another child’s information.

Note:  If you have more than one child enrolled in the district but the My Students link is not displaying, your children are not ‘linked’ in the system.  Please notify the school to have this corrected.

My Profile

Click on the My Profile link in the main menu to change your password or update your security questions and answers.

Change your password

 1. After you click on the My Profile link in the main menu, input your old password in the Old
Password field. 

2. Input your new password in the New Password field and the Confirm New Password fields.
3. Click on the CHANGE PASSWORD button. You will be informed that your password was changed.

Change your security questions and answers

1. After you click on the My Profile link in the main menu, select the text in one of the Questions fields. Type your new question.

2. Select the answer on the same row and input a new answer.
3. Repeat if necessary for the other question and answer.
4. Click on the UPDATE CHALLENGE QUESTIONS button.

Logging Out Of the System

When you are finished viewing and/or printing your child's information; please log off the Home Access Center System.

To log off the system you must click the LOG OUT link in the top right hand corner of your page. Click OK when the next dialog box asks you if you are sure you wish to exit the Home Access Center.

Also, Home Access Center will automatically log you off after approximately 20 minutes of inactivity.

Download The Home Access Center Documents

Home Access Center Parent's Manual | September 2013
We hope you will find this training manual useful both during your education and afterwards as a reference to specific functions. Currently a PDF of the manual is available for download below.

Home Access Center Parent's Manual | Online Version
Click here to link to our Online Manual which is viewable in multiple languages.

New Item Support Adobe Acrobat Documents Available For Download
  LPS Home Access Center Parents Manual English
  LPS Home Access Center Parents Manual Espanol
  LPS Home Access Center Parents Manual Creole
  LPS Home Access Center Parents Manual French
  LPS Home Access Center Parents Manual Khmer
   
  User Assistance Manual English
  User Assistance Manual Arabic
  User Assistance Manual Khmer
   

Parent/Guardian Access Request Form
The Lynn Public Schools can provide access to student information via Home Access Center. In order to protect the confidentiality of student records, all parents/guardians who want to use this service are required to fill out the form below and return it in person to any one of your student(s') schools. For security purposes, a photo ID is required when you return the form.

New Item Adobe Acrobat Documents Available For Download
  Parent/Guardian Access Request Form English
  Parent/Guardian Access Request Form Espanol
  Parent/Guardian Access Request Form Creole
  Parent/Guardian Access Request Form French
  Parent/Guardian Access Request Form Khmer
 

Teacher and Parent/Guardian Email Guidelines
E-mail may be a fast and convenient way for you to send messages, but this may not be the case for many of our teachers. Some teachers read their e-mail messages in the morning before school, some read them at the end of the day, and some read them during the school day. Many teachers prefer to use the phone to speak directly to parents.

For these reasons, please remember if you choose to send an e-mail message to a member of our professional staff, you may not get an immediate reply. In fact you may not receive an e-mail reply at all, since the staff members will determine how best to contact you: by e-mail, phone, or to schedule a personal conference.

The School District maintains email accounts for teachers to facilitate parent/teacher communication and internal staff communication. The District reserves the right to block or filter email messages to staff that are not directly related to District business or to the District's educational mission.

Remember that e-mail is a quick way to send a message, but it is not necessarily the best way to get a quick reply.

New Item Email Guideline Adobe Acrobat Documents Available For Download
  LPS Email Guidelines English
  LPS Email Guidelines Espanol
  LPS Email Guidelines Arabic
  LPS Email Guidelines Creole
  LPS Email Guidelines French
  LPS Email Guidelines Khmer
 

Our Home Access Help Line
Our Help Line number is 781-477-7220 Ext. 3049 and will be open Monday thru Thursday from 8 AM until 8 PM and Friday from 8 AM to 3 PM.

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