Your child is using a computer software program called Renaissance Place at school. It is also known as AR/Accelerated Reader. This program has a special feature called Home Connect. Home Connect is a fun, easy-to-use, easy-to-understand web-based interface that allows you, your child, and the teacher to view daily progress in AR Reading at any time. Students may do the following: view goals, view results of the last quiz taken, view overall progress, find books that have AR Quizzes, and view my bookshelf which shows the individual student’s history of books on which quizzes have already been taken.
You can view Home Connect from any computer with an Internet connection using these browsers:
• Internet Explorer® 6.02 or later
• Firefox® 1.5 or later
• Safari™ 2.0.3 or later
Your child’s user name should be his/her first initial and his/her last name, and can be found on the back of his/her student id badge; however, if there is a student with these same initials, then each student will be given a number attached to his/her user name. Your child’s password should be his/her student id number that can be found both on the front/back of his/her student id badge. If your child does not remember his/her user name or password, please feel free either to e-mail Mrs. Shiner at firstname.lastname@example.org or give her a call at school: 337-937-8219 (EHS Library Phone).
To log in to Home Connect on your home computer, type in the following web site address in the URL box:
In Home Connect you can also:
• Click Email Setup to sign up to receive emails showing your student's quiz or test results.
(STUDENTS MAY SPECIFY UP TO SIX E-MAIL ADDRESSES OF PARENTS/GUARDIANS TO RECEIVE UPDATES OF STUDENT PROGRESS AND AR TEST TAKING VIA EMAIL.)
• Click Help to get answers to your questions about Home Connect.
Thank-you for your interest!!!