ARTICLE: Parent App - Leave Requests

ARTICLE: Parent App - Leave Requests


Reach Parent App - Leave Requests

Parents are able to submit, edit and approve/decline leave requests for their student(s) through the Reach Student Life Mobile App.  The home screen of the Reach Parent App highlights the Activity Metrics, which displays a snapshot of up-coming leave requests and their approval status.


Viewing Existing Leaves




The Activity Metrics widget on the parent's home screen displays their student's current Pending and Approved leaves, as well as their next upcoming leave.  Selecting Leave from the bottom menu bar will bring up the Manage Leave  screen, providing an array of filter and sorting options for students to view their current and past leave requests.  Quick filtering for Approved, Pending, On Leave and Rejected leaves can be accomplished by selecting one of the 4 corresponding color rectangles at the top of Manage Leave.  Along the top right of the screen, you have the ability to search, filter and sort by additional details.  Easily see an at-a-glance view of where each leave request is in its approval process with the leave actor icons displaying Orange for Pending, Green for Approved, Red for Rejected and Blue for an Approval by Another and Purple for Override. 



Clicking on a leave request will display a variety of options to view, including the main details of the leave request, if any special meals accommodations were scheduled due to the leave timing, notes entered regarding the leave and the complete audit trail of the leave's approval process.
              

Creating a New Leave Request

To create a new leave request, select the plus button in the bottom center of the screen and chose New Leave Request.  Follow the series of prompted screens to input the travel details; Leave Type, Departure and Return Dates/Times, Transportation methods, Host information, Destination and Notes, as well as if it's a reoccurring leave.  Parents have the ability to select multiple legs of transportation for their student's departure and return.  For reoccurring leaves, select the frequency and duration that the leave plans will repeat.   Prior to submitting the leave request, review the leave details and make any changes if needed.


Editing and Approving/Declining a Leave Request

Reach app allows you the ability to view current and historical leaves, including their status' of pending, approved and rejected.  You can access Manage Leave by selecting either the Pending Leave or Approved Leave icons in the Activity Metrics widget or by selecting Leave from the bottom menu bar. 


Quick access filters for Approved, Pending, On Leave and Rejected will populate a list of leaves with the corresponding status when selected.  Along the top right of the screen, you have the ability to search, filter and sort by way of additional details.


Selecting a leave will display the leave's detailsincluding the main details of the leave request, if any special meals accommodations were scheduled due to the leave timing, notes entered regarding the leave and the complete audit trail of the leave's approval process.

Selecting the note and pen icon in the top right corner of the Leave Details will allow you to make edits to an existing leave request's details (ability to make edits is set by your school's user accessibility setting and may not be accessible for everyone).


From the Leave Details screen, click the 3-line icon in the top right corner to either Approve Leave Request or Decline Leave Request.  You will be prompted with a confirmation of that action, followed by logging of your approval and a timestamp of when your approval occurred.
               

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