A contact in jmc is any person, typically an adult, that will have an influence on the student’s life. These could be parents, guardians, grandparents, aunts and uncles, neighbors, babysitters, health professionals, and others. Without defining contacts for students you would be unable to view siblings or support family accounting for meal and tuition/fees accounts. Student/Contact associations allow jmc software to funnel student information to the correct contacts based upon the Contact Type. For example,
Primary contacts have access to student information through jmc Family,
Lunch contacts are allowed to make account deposits,
Primary contacts receive student mailings and emails such as report cards and schedules.
When associating a contact with a student (on the View Student Data page), choose from the following Contact Types:
Primary: contacts responsible for a student's day-to-day well-being and activities. In most cases, these are parents, stepparents, and guardians, but in some cases could be grandparents.
Secondary: contacts responsible for a student but are not the primary caretakers. Typically, these folks are non-custodial aunts and uncles, grandparents, neighbors, or babysitters.
Emergency: contact to call when a parent/guardian is unavailable during an emergency.
Lunch: contact responsible for paying the account balance for a student's breakfast, lunch, and a la carte items or for applying for free/reduced status.
Doctor: student's primary care physician.
Storm: where a student goes during inclement weather.
Other: contacts who don't fit into any of the other categories.
Fee/Organization: contact responsible for paying any fees (registration, athletic, activity) that a student accrues.