SISO stands for Sign-in / Sign-out
This widget will provide the locations that are available to you. Simply click on the location required to check-in to that location.
For details about 'How to Sign In/Out of Locations', please scroll down to that section of this document.
Lists and Surveys available to you will be shown here, all items are created and managed by your school.
Examples of possible items are; events, booking forms, confirmation submissions, activity or study surveys, afternoon activities, transport bookings, etc.
This module is an extension to the Reach platform and may not be enabled or available at your school.
This section shows any upcoming leave events that may require action by you/parent/staff.
For details about How to Create a New Leave Request, please scroll down to that section of this document.
This section is a history of your leave items, each item can be clicked to open, so as to view all details.
Your Leave Via the Web Portal
How to Create a New Leave Request
To create a leave request, click the green Create Leave Request button on the Home tab of your dashboard, or click the suitcase icon in the left-side main menu and select Create Leave Request, each option will open the Leave Details screen.
Your name will appear on the leave details screen by default, follow the prompts to enter your required details, the majority of the fields are drop-down menus and they will guide you towards your appropriate selections, when ready, complete and save the form.
Leave Types and Method of Transport lists are created and managed by your school.
Host drop-down menu will only show pre-approved parents, guardians and hosts.
The hosts that you can go on leave with, are authorised by your parents and their profiles are created and connected (associated) to you by the school staff.
If the host that you want to select for a leave event is not on the list, this is because either;
(1) the host has not been installed (created) in the Reach system or
(2) they have not been connected (associated) to you as an approved host
Destination field is compulsory and in some instances (when set by the school) the Notes section may also be compulsory.
Recursion field, highlighted blue, is set to Once Off by default, click this to choose Select Pattern.
Once you have chosen this item, the Recursion Pattern field will open.
- Select the type of pattern - Every week or every 2nd, 3rd, 4th week
- Select the days of the week for the recurring event
- Select the drop-down menu at For then select between - Until Date or X Times
- Until Date provides a calendar, once clicked you can select a completion date
- X Times provides a field to enter the number of times you would like the event to occur
- Recurring events only require approval once by parents and staff, then each event will be available as the time/date occurs
Once you have entered the required details, click the save button, this window will close. Your newly submitted leave request now appears in the current leave section of the dashboard, shown as pending, Reach automatically contacts your parents and the selected host for approval. When the parent/host approvals have been completed, Reach will automatically contact the staff for final approval. You will receive an email from Reach when your leave request is fully approved. The current State (status) of each leave request can also be seen on the Home dashboard screen, this will automatically update as approvals are completed.
How to Edit a Leave Request
If you need to edit a leave item, if it is approved or still pending, you can select the specific item from the current leave screen, and adjust the details as required. You can change any aspect of this leave item, and remember to click the Save button when complete
Changes to Leave Details will generate new leave request approvals
When a leave event is altered, a new set of notifications and approvals will be generated by Reach, requiring approval of any alterations from all parties involved. This is a security measure that ensures that adjustments can not be made without notification to all relevant parties involved. This procedure also ensures that the school has the correct facts/details of a leave event approved by the parent.
Using the Kiosk
How to Sign in / Sign out of Locations (SISO)
To SISO of locations can be completed quickly and easily, however, depending on the procedures of your school there are different methods. The school could use location-specific Kiosks, QR codes, NFC tags, RFID card scans, Biometric scans, or quick SISO in the mobile app. To use any of these methods, first, you must identify yourself to the system, then your profile will appear with the SISO locations that are permitted to you.
This example image shows a Kiosk view, with the Student SISO window open.
If you have an approved leave item in the system, this location will appear in your profile for SISO use.
If particular on-campus locations are created by your school, you will also be able to SISO to those locations via your mobile device.
About your location movements
Only locations that you are permitted to go to, will display in your Reach login.
SISO to off-campus locations typically requires staff approval, please refer to the specific procedures for your school regarding campus departures while using the Reach platform.
Via The Reach Mobile App
The Reach app is designed for use as a transaction platform, it is free and available for use by all users that have an account on the specific Reach portal of your school. The app provides access to the major transaction elements for student users. It is not a complete replication of all functionality available to users in the Reach web portal.
How to Access Reach
Once you have a profile created by your school, your login will be set, at this point, you also have access to the mobile app.
Download the app, it is free and available to download for Android and Apple devices.
Search for Reach Student Life Management in either the Google Play Store or iTunes store.
The main menu areas of the app are as follows;
Firstly, the home screen is sectioned into ‘cards’ for fast access to the main areas of Reach available to you.
Secondly, the red menu bar across the bottom of the app, these buttons are quick links to features.
Thirdly, the central PLUS button at the bottom of the screen, once tapped, will pop up a list of quick access features.
Home Screen / Metrics View
The Home Screen is your base Metrics View and launch point for the main functions of the app.
In the top right corner is the Reach Now messaging icon for fast access to the Communications feature. PLease note the Reach Now icon may not appear, as this is an extension module and must be enabled by your school.