We aim to work in partnership with all our families to achieve the best possible outcomes for your children. To achieve this aim, we use a variety of communication methods to keep you in touch with what is going on. And of course, we are only ever a phone call away.
Parentmail is the application Verulam uses to send email communications to parents. At the start of the school year, parents of new students receive a registration email. Once registered, all email communication will be sent via this method. It is therefore imperative that parents inform the school of any change of email address. Parentmail is a one-way communication system. If you want to contact the school via email, then please do so via firstname.lastname@example.org.
ParentPay is part of ParentMail and is a secure online payment service which allows parents and carers to make payments to the school using their debit/credit cards/Paypal account. Payments can include lunch payments, trips and visit payments, or music payments.
My Child at School (MCAS)
MCAS is a portal enabling you to view your child’s academic performance in real-time via a web browser. It provides you with access to your son’s Timetable, Attendance, Assessment Reports and Behaviour Information. At the start of the academic year, Year 7 parents will receive two emails: one email containing login information and another one with an explanation as to how to navigate MCAS. It is a vital tool for parents to keep informed of their son’s school record. As it uses the email address we have for you on our system, it is imperative that you inform the school of any change of email address. Please inform us of any changes via email@example.com. If your child is going to be absent, please call the absence line on 01727 754101.
As a guardian, you can get email summaries about your student’s activity in Classroom. Email summaries do not include grades. For grades, ask your student or contact the teacher.
In email summaries, you can review:
- Missing work—Work not turned in when the summary was sent.
- Upcoming work—Work that’s due today and tomorrow (for daily emails) or that’s due in the upcoming week (for weekly emails).
- Class activities—Announcements, assignments, and questions recently posted by teachers.
If there’s no activity to report or if a teacher turns off email notifications, you might not get an email summary.
At the end of each term, our whole school newsletter illustrates all of the wonderful events and opportunities our students have had. This can be found in our What’s On section of the website.