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Attaching a contact to a student
Attaching a contact to a student

jmc allows users to attach up to 10 contacts to each student, which sets the stage for communication, lunch and tuition and fees functions.

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Written by Jacob Van Scoyoc
Updated over a week ago

Now that students and contacts are entered into jmc, it's time to create contact to student connections. Contacts can be associated with students in a variety of contexts such as Primary, Lunch, or Emergency. Creating this association provides access to the family portal and enables messaging functions. Once connected, a contact will receive the access and messaging options that are appropriate for their relationship!

Get started attaching contacts to students by navigating to the View Student Data page.
โ€‹Step One: Select the student to be edited by entering the name of the student in the "Find" drop-down list.

Step Two: Select an "Empty Contact" choice from the contacts drop-down list in the upper-left corner of the contacts area. The contacts area can be found in the upper-right corner of the page.

Helpful Tip: Each student can have up to 10 contacts attached to them.

Step Three: Click the "Change Contact" button to select a contact to be attached to the student.

Step Four: Select the contact to be attached by entering their name in the "Select A Contact" drop-down list.

Step Five: Click the "OK" button to continue or click the "Close" button to cancel the contact selection.

Step Six: Select the contact type from the "Type" drop-down list to define the contact's relationship to the student.

  • 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.

Step Seven: Enter a description of the relationship between the contact and student in the "Desc" field.

Helpful Tip: An example of a description might be "Dad" or "Grandma".

Step Eight: Place a checkmark in the "In Mailings" checkbox if this contact should receive student mailings.

Step Nine: Place a checkmark in the "In Reports" checkbox if this contact should be included on jmc Office reports.

Helpful Tip: For example, a contact would not be included in the attendance Absent Tardy Check report or student information forms if the "In Reports" checkbox is unchecked.

Step Ten: Place a checkmark in the "Lunch Access" checkbox if this contact should be allowed to make lunch account deposits for the student.

Step Eleven: Place a checkmark in the "T/F Access" checkbox if this contact should be allowed to make tuition and fee payments on behalf of the student.

Step Twelve: Click the "Save" button to save your new student/contact association to the student's record.

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