Parent Connection

Contact Information

It is imperative that Borgia has correct family and emergency contact information for all students. The information displayed in Family Access under the Student Information tab reflects the most current information that we have on file for your student. Parents or guardians should verify that the information displayed there is current.  Perhaps you have moved, discontinued your landline service, or changed to a new email system. Whenever any revisions are needed, parents or guardians must notify Mrs. Feldmann at 636-239-7871, ext. 111, or via email at christine.feldmann@borgia.com.

Divorced Families

A copy of the divorce decree must be available in the main office. Non-custodial parents will be sent notifications regarding newsletters, report cards, etc. unless a court order prohibits. Custodial parent has the responsibility of providing a copy of divorce decree and notifying the office if non-custodial parent is not to receive mailings from school or is not to have contact with student. Each parent (both custodial and non-custodial) has the obligation of providing correct contact information.

eBackpack

A recipient of the Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product Award, eBackpack offers simple assignment management, online file storage, and collaboration tools to support a paperless classroom.  eBackpack is the easiest way to assign, share, collaborate, collect, and review assignments across any internet connected device including the iPad. Offering complete classroom workflow, assignments can be viewed online, graded, marked up with notes and annotations on top of the document, and returned to the students within the eBackpack application from the native eBackpack iPad app or the eBackpack website. Parents have access to a summary of assignments within their student’s eBackpack account using parent codes assigned by eBackpack.  If you haven’t yet set up your eBackpack parent account, please contact Mrs. Feldmann (636-239-7871) in the main office to obtain your parent code.  To log into your parent account select the “I am a parent” link on Borgia’s eBackpack site.  The first time you log in, you will need to set up your account.  Additional information about eBackpack is available at ebackpack.com.

Healthy Lifestyle Parent

Parents of Borgia students are encouraged to endorse the school’s Healthy Lifestyle Program by signing a contract to work with the school to encourage students to be physically, socially, and emotionally healthy. As a Healthy Lifestyle Parent, you will encourage your child to take charge of his/her life by encouraging him/her to develop good eating habits, be chaste, and avoid the use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. When signing this contract, parents pledge to do their best to ensure that their home will be a place that other parents will know that the standards of the Healthy Lifestyle program are met. Parents commit to maintain a healthy and wholesome home that would aid in helping their child and his/her friends in avoiding situations that may put their lifestyles in jeopardy and to be cognizant of the fact that the healthy choices they make today will positively impact them and others tomorrow.

iPad Requirements

The recommendation for all students is an iPad (generation 4 or later) or an iPad mini with a minimum of 32 GB of storage.  Students with iPads need to be vigilant in the management of files such as books, music, videos, games, etc.  If necessary, additional storage can be acquired through Apple’s iCloud service.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

These conferences are held in October after the end of the first quarter.  They provide an opportunity for parents to meet teachers and to briefly discuss their student’s current progress in class.

School Calendar

Most of the school’s calendars are maintained as Google calendars.  All calendars can be viewed on mobile devices. Please use the following information to set calendars on your mobile device. St. Francis Borgia Regional High School calendars can be viewed as subscribed calendars. The following calendars are available:

calendars.borgia.com/Academic Academic Events
calendars.borgia.com/Blue Blue Days
calendars.borgia.com/Gold Gold Days
calendars.borgia.com/Lunch Lunch Menus

To access the Club calender, copy this URL and add it on the server line under subscribed calendars: http://bit.ly/2NckrHl 

To access the Athletics calendar, go to borgia.com homepage ad click "Athletics/Activities Calendar" or download the RSchool Today app and find our school.

Steps to add a calendar on an iPad and/or iPhone are as follows:

  1. Open “Settings”
  2. Select “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”
  3. Select “Add Account…”
  4. Select “Other”
  5. Select “Add Subscribed Calendar”
  6. Set the server name as indicated in the left column above and click “Next”
  7. If the device says it “Cannot Connect Using SSL,” and  asks “Do you want to try setting up the account without SSL.” Select “Continue”
  8. If desired, enter a name for the calendar as “Description” and click “Save”

Steps to add a calendar on an Android phone are as follows:

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. On the left side, find “Other calendars” and click the down arrow .
  3. Select Add by URL.
  4. Enter the calendar’s address from the list above.
  5. Click Add calendar. The calendar will appear on the left side under “Other calendars.”

Note: It might take up to 12 hours for changes to show in your Google Calendar.

School Directory

In addition to grades and assignment information, Family Access provides access to a School Directory. Each family has the opportunity to opt into this directory or decline to be listed. 

If you would like your family information to be listed in the School Directory, you must opt in within Family Access.  To do so, click on My Account in the upper right corner of the main screen.  Scroll to the bottom of this page to the School Directory, then check the box to include your family and choose the options you wish to share in the directory, including address, primary phone number, guardian email addresses, and students’ grade levels.

Once these preferences are set, families do not need to do anything unless they wish to change any of the settings for their family.  If you are new to Borgia and do not want to be listed in the directory, you do not have to do anything.  Inclusion is not automatic.

Please consider adding your family to the School Directory.  This directory can be very helpful for parents wishing to contact other parents.

School Policies

Eligibility for learning accommodations – Parents who have students who may require learning accommodation beyond that of other students at St. Francis Borgia may request an evaluation to determine eligibility for an ISP (Individualized Student Plan) or a 504. A parent who believes his/her son or daughter may have learning accommodation needs should contact Dianna Meyer, our Learning Consultant. She will work with the Washington School District to arrange an eligibility evaluation and meeting. Students who are found eligible will proceed to write accommodations. Some accommodations may be fulfilled at Borgia, others may require the student to visit Washington High School after school hours to receive additional services.

If a parent believes his/her son or daughter is in need of accommodations but the student is not affected by a learning disability, the parents may move directly to determining eligibility for a 504 with the school. If Borgia believes the needs are not provided for in its “universal design” of accommodations, a 504 may be written and put into place. To determine eligibility for a 504, please contact Interim Principal, Rob Struckhoff.

Skyward Family Access

Skyward Family Access is a web-based component of Skyward, our student database management system. This access enables parents to take an unprecedented and much more proactive role in their student’s education. This access is secured by a unique username and password which is distributed to parents or guardians of new students shortly after they are enrolled.

With this system you have access to the following information:

Student Demographic Information—View general information and emergency contact information for your student to make sure everything is up to date in our database records.

Student Gradebook Information—View student’s current grades, missing assignments, and teacher comments.

Message Center—view messages from your student’s teachers, coaches and school administrators and reply back on a one-to-one basis if desired.

School Calendar—view events from the academic and club calendars.

School Directory—view contact information for families of other students.

Student Attendance—view every absence or tardy recorded for the student in an easy to use calendar format.

Student Schedules—view the student’s schedule as well as teacher and contact information for each class.

Student Health Information—view health related information on file about your student.

Student Lunch Account – view the student’s lunch balance, and make deposits.

A link to Skyward is available in the lower right corner on each page of Borgia’s web site.

Student Accident Insurance

Student accident insurance is available to any family in our school who may be interested.  This coverage is offered through K&K Insurance Group, Inc. a company that has been dealing with student accident insurance for many years.  The plans are underwritten by Nationwide Life Insurance Company, an A.M. Best A+ “Superior” rated carrier.  To find more information about the program, access K&K’s website at www.studentinsurance-kk.com.  (Information on the website will be available by July 1, 2016.)  Online enrollment is also available at this site.  You can also obtain printed information through the school office.