Parent and Family Portals
Accessing Parent Portals
Skyward Family Access Vicksburg Community Schools, in partnership with Skyward, offers you electronic access to your students’ academic records, attendance, report cards, and other information. This portal also provides you with self-service options to update email addresses, phone numbers, and other related items. The portal’s web address is https://www.vicksburgschools.org/skyward Find current information on your student quickly and easily. Your Skyward account lets you see your children’s grades, unofficial transcripts, attendance, schedules, emergency contacts, demographic data, and health information. You will be able to review the accuracy and submit corrections. You can sign up for automated emails and adjust your alert settings for messages the district sends directly to your phone. Use Skyward to keep your information up-to-date. Skyward allows you to submit information to the district quickly and easily. Specifically, once you gain access you will want to check the following information and keep it current. Emergency Contacts – we ask that you add at least two current emergency contacts for each of your children. You can get to all of these items by clicking on the Student Info button followed by the request changes link in the upper right hand portion of the portal window. Important Note: The contact information you add to your skyward account is used by our alert system to notify you about school closings, transportation notices and potential emergency notifications. You may select multiple ways in which you would like receive these messages (phone, email, text).
Lunch Account Balance Parents can view student lunch activity, make credit card deposits, check student lunch balances and apply for free/reduced price meals all in one online location. First time users will need to register for a new account by entering your email address and selecting a passphrase. Once you verify your email address, you will be able to log in to the family portal and add your students to your account. You may need the following information handy in order to add your student: Student ID number and date of birth. Questions can be directed to: Sarah Dyer, Food Service Director at 321-1033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upload Sports Physicals Athletes can not participate in MHSAA sports unless their digital forms are complete. This includes practices that begin in August for Fall sports in both the high school and middle school. New for 2022, physicals must be uploaded online to planeths.com. VCS is no longer accepting paper copies. To upload the documents, an account must first be created with the student's login info. Students login with their school email address and the password is: bigteams. Then parents/guardians must create a separate account using their own information and link the two. Parents click 'Sign up' and follow the directions. Parents then select ‘link account’ from their menu options. Note: as of now only the high school is listed. Middle school students should select high school to complete their sign up process. The student needs to sign up first. Once they do, the parent can sign up and then select ‘link account’ from their menu options. Each student has to create their own individual account.
Optional Student Insurance We want to emphasize that Vicksburg Community Schools does not provide any type of health or accident insurance for injuries incurred by your child at school. However, as a service to students and their families, the school district makes available a student accident insurance plan for your child at a very nominal cost. This plan will provide benefits for medical expenses incurred because of an accident. If you have other insurance, benefits can be applied to your deductible or co-pays. If you have no other insurance this plan will become your primary accident plan. The plan is underwritten by the Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company. The agent is First Agency, at 5071 West H Avenue, Kalamazoo. To purchase coverage, visit 1stAgency.com and then follow directions by choosing MICHIGAN and VICKSBURG COMMUNITY SCHOOLS.
Renaissance Home Connect™ Renaissance Home Connect improves the school-to-home connection by allowing parents to logon to a website and view the student’s academic progress towards goals. Accelerated Reader progress includes average percent correct on quizzes, number of points earned, and results on the last quiz.