In this digital age parents appreciate having information about their child’s progress in school at their fingertips, 24/7. The school provides an online portal to this information called RenWeb. It is used by teachers to post homework and grades and by the school to maintain our student database and communicate via email and ParentAlert, a notification system that calls/texts parents automatically. Parents can access this through the link at the top of our webpage entitled ParentsWeb or >>here<<.
The school has a weekly electronic newsletter that is sent via email every Monday. It is referred to as then Blue Notes. The Blue Notes contains any important announcements for the week, news items of interest, athletics information, and Home and School Association minutes and announcements. This is an important source of information that parents should make sure to read each week.
Individual teachers will communicate with their parents and students what their personal plan for communication will be. Some teachers of younger students send weekly notes home; others send information as needed. Students in grades PK-5th grade have a weekly folder that is sent home on Wednesdays or Fridays, typically. These folders have one pocket for items to Return to School and one for items to Take Home.
Parent Volunteer Opportunities
There are many opportunities for parents to volunteer at the school or for one of several school functions throughout the year. The school uses a website, iVolunteer, to post opportunities to help. Parents can sign up online for any openings. The website sends reminders to ensure parents recall times/dates of signups.
The school also uses iVolunteer for signups for Parent-Teacher conferences in the fall.
Parents can access iVolunteer >>here<<. The site collects very basic personal information to be able to record your commitments and send reminders. It never shares or sells the information to outside sources.
St. Mary’s School requires its students to wear a school uniform. Parents can purchase uniform items at a variety of retail stores that offer uniform-style clothing that meets school guidelines. In addition, there is a local store in Knoxville, Educational Outfitters, that supplies St. Mary’s uniforms, including the girls’ plaid items. They are located at 453 Park 40 N Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37923, or visit their website. Many parents also shop at Lands End for their uniforms. The school’s Preferred School Code at Land’s End is 900148412. Parents can access St. Mary’s products directly via their website. Land’s End offers several products on which the school logo can be embroidered.
Download the School Dress Code >>here<<