Monday, August 4, 2014

Online Student Directory

Welcome to the MPS MES PTA!

We are pleased to announce that, for the second year, we will have a 
paperless process for the student directory.
The data collection, record confirmation, and directory availability
will be accessible from your computer as well as your smart phone.

Why are we doing this?
1) Saves time – this system will help us publish the directory right when school starts AND we can keep it up to date throughout the school year
2) Saves money – no printing costs
3) Reduces errors - because you enter your information yourself, you can be guaranteed that it’s what you want
4) Easy access – you can look up contact info anywhere, at any time (securely!)

How does it work?
Like last year, our system will involve 2 steps: collecting/confirming your information online and then giving you secure access to the online system.

Collecting information:
a) New Families to the school or to the directory: To enter your information please go to the link below and follow the instructions. This is a secure form and you can print your submission for your records.

b) Returning families that were in the directory last year: You will receive an email from* within a week with a confirmation link to your current information. At that time, you can update your information using our secure online form.
*Make sure it doesn’t go to your spam folder!

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you don’t think we have your correct email or your email has changed from last year’s directory, please use the link above and enter your information as a new family or contact Cari Yarmus directly (contact info below.)

STEP 2 (How do you access the online directory?)
Once we have received and reviewed your family’s information, within another week or so, you will receive a second email with login instructions. At that point, you will have full access to the directory.

What’s so great about the online directory? 
1) It’s secure – your family will have a unique login and password and the directory can’t be lost or stolen.
2) You can search by student’s first name, grade, teacher and family last name.
3) You can create your own custom list of frequently called families.
4) You can access the family directory from any internet connected device: your computer, smart phone, iPad, etc.

Is it secure?
YES! All data is stored behind secure firewalls and can only be accessed by authorized users with a validated username and encrypted password. All data is viewed and passed using SSL encryption.

Questions? Contact Membership and Student Directory Chair
Cari Yarmus at or