ACM, CCE and Liberty Parents,
For times when your child is absent from school, you are now able to submit an excuse note online, through Focus Parent Portal.
Focus Parent Portal is the safe and secure online portal available to RISD parents to access their student’s grades, schedule, attendance, and assessment history. If you have not yet created a Focus Parent Portal account, it is free and provides valuable information to RISD parents about their child’s education.
Your child’s school is part of a pilot program of a new electronic attendance note submission process through Focus. Handwritten notes will still be accepted, as well.
To submit an attendance note electronically, parents can log in to Focus and will be able to see “Alerts” indicating a student absence.
Click on the specific “Alert” to open a new page that lists absences. In the “Excuse Note” column, click on “Upload” and choose the note to submit. The school’s attendance clerk will then review the uploaded note for approval, and parents can monitor this process in Focus.
Click here for a short tutorial on how to submit an attendance note via Focus.
RISD parents may opt to receive daily or weekly notifications from the Focus, which is also accessible via a secure mobile app.
Learn more about signing up for a Focus account here.
RISD is accepting nominations to participate as part of the district design team committee.