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Priory Technology Upgrade to Offer Enhanced Experience for Students and Families

With the start of the new school year, Priory is in the process of upgrading a number of software systems that students, parents, faculty and staff use on a regular basis. These systems include NetClassroom, an online software application that the school has used for several years.

Beginning in a few weeks, the new way for students and parents to access personalized or private information from the school will be through a website called MyPriory.org.

MyPriory.org will be a central location for information about class schedules, sports schedules, homework, grades, and other news and materials for students and parents. The site will offer resource boards that consolidate information into easy-to-find locations. MyPriory.org also will be a launching point for other online systems that Priory uses, like Magnus Health and Google Classroom. The site will offer single sign-on capabilities to reduce the number of usernames and passwords that students and parents need to remember.

In addition, later in the fall Priory will launch a new public website at Priory.org. The new website will include video messages and vibrant photography, helping to spread the word more effectively about what makes Priory so special. The new Priory.org also will offer a convenient link to MyPriory.org.

Research indicates that about half of the visitors to Priory.org access the school’s website not from a computer, but rather from their cell phones and other mobile devices. For this reason, both MyPriory.org and Priory.org will feature “responsive design” – which allows web pages to render well on a variety of mobile devices and screen sizes. Future plans include the development of a MyPriory smartphone app as well, which will make access from mobile devices even easier.

Priory will launch MyPriory.org within the next few weeks. In the meantime, parents and students should continue to use NetClassroom as they always have to access information like course lists and to update personal information. When NetClassroom is retired, all of the information it holds will carry over to MyPriory.org.

Soon, Priory’s technology department will offer instructions about how to log in to MyPriory.org. The department also will host optional learning nights to introduce parents and students to the technology’s new features.

One consequence of the technology upgrade is that Priory will not produce its annual, printed “Student and Parent Communicator” in August. Please note that nearly all of the information contained in the printed Communicator is available online, and the online directory will carry over to MyPriory.org. When the printed Communicator is ready later in September, it will be provided to parents only upon request. For those who still need a printed Communicator, in a few weeks the school will inform parents about when and how to receive a printed copy for 2018-19.

Thank you in advance for your patience and support as Priory makes this important technology transition. Parents or students with questions about the new technology may reach out to us at help@priory.org.

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