After you Enroll
I've enrolled my child--what happens next?
- Within a week or two after enrollment:
- If you enroll by paying in full, you will receive an automated email through Electa Live with your child(ren)'s student account information. Your invoice will also be marked as fulfilled once we have added your child's enrollment to our records.
- If you are enrolled in a payment plan, you will receive an e-mail from Mat. Photini Roegner which will invite you to create an Electa account for your child/children. Your first invoice will arrive a few days prior to the due date for your first payment (or soon after your enrollment if you enroll after July 15th for Fall courses).
- Three weeks before school begins: Expect an e-mail with instructions for ordering books and materials for your courses.
- One to two weeks before school begins: Look for an e-mail from your teachers with any other specific information you might need prior to the beginning of classes. Your courses will appear on your Electa schedule.
- The week before school: Teachers will schedule open houses, a time to meet the teacher and test your system.
How do I enter the classroom and join classes?
There are two way to access the login page:
- Click the login button on the school landing page (www.raphaelschool.org)
- Bookmark the direct link to Electa (https://straphael.school-network.net/)
If you have lost access to your user name or password, follow the retrieval link on the login screen. If you have any further problems, contact Mat. Photini Roegner.
How do I register for and use Canvas?
Canvas is a "Learning Management System" (LMS) which provides a place for a course schedule, file sharing, quizzes, communicating with the class (or teacher), submitting assignments and receiving feedback. It is the simplest solution to conducting course-related business outside of the live class.
To register for the Canvas system, just follow this link: https://canvas.instructure.com/register_from_website
To add a Canvas course to your profile, wait to receive a secret link from the instructor. Once you have the link, it is important to follow these steps in order: 1) log in to your account; 2) follow the secret link. (If you don't do this in order, you might accidentally enroll yourself as a parent or a sibling who was already logged in)
Here are a couple of tips:
- Each child should have a separate Canvas account. You DO NOT need a personal e-mail address to have a Canvas account
- If you have multiple children, you can create a parent-observer account to view what is happening in your children's courses.
Canvas has an excellent support site. Here are a few especially useful links:
- How do I reset my password?
- How can I set up e-mail notifications from Canvas about new assignments?
- How do I submit an assignment on Canvas?
What should i do if my child needs to miss a class?
If a student is unable to attend a scheduled class for a legitimate reason with prior notification, they may access the recording for the missed class session by following these steps.
Go to the St. Raphael School website and log in to the schoolroom using your username and password.
Below the calendar on the left side bar is the "Personal Menu". In this Personal Menu, click on "Recorded Sessions".
Scroll down through these sessions until you come to the date of the desired class session. On that date, look for the name of your teacher in the recording's title. You will need to determine which class is the correct class by looking at the recording time stamp which is next to the date. The time stamp on the recording for your missed class should coincide with your scheduled class time for that day.
I need to report a grade for my child's course. how can i do that?
General information about homeschooling and grading can be found on the HSLDA website.
To come up with a grade for the course, here are our recommendations:
- Keep informed about what is going on in your child's class by creating a parent-observer account in Canvas and requiring students to keep an assignment book which you will view periodically.
- Focus on completion, demonstrated effort, participation, and improvement.
- Set expectations at the beginning of the course.
- Keep select student assignments, especially writing and projects, in a file for reviewing at the end of the year.
- Keep it simple and create a holistic grading scale based on your expectations for performance. (Download an example)
- Consult the course teacher for their feedback.