Send Home Letter

Who can do this with default user permissions?

District Level Administrators, District Dashboard Owners, District Staff, School Level Administrators, School Staff, Teachers

The Send Home Letter provides information to parents that allows parents and students to log in to the software from home using Home Connect. If your school has Accelerated Reader, Renaissance Home Connect allows students to see their progress on Accelerated Reader quizzes and their reading goals. If your school has Star products only, parents can use Renaissance Home Connect to sign up for email updates when their child takes a Star test.

Note that although students can see their scores and progress in Renaissance Home Connect, they cannot take quizzes or tests or complete assignments.

Follow these steps to print the report:

  1. If you are not already on the Reports page, select Reports on the Home page; then, select Accelerated Reader / Reading Practice or Star / Assessment in the menu that opens.
  2. When you go to the Reports page, the tab that is open by default depends on the choice you made in the menu.

  3. Select Home Connect Send Home Letter in the Parent Reports section of the Accelerated Reader/Reading Practice tab or from the Parents and Other Reports section of the Star/Assessments tab. (If you have added the report to the Pinned Reports, you'll find it under that section at the top of the page.)
  4. To choose the students who need letters about Home Connect, select the link after "Export letters for."
  5. Choose the students who need letters. Teachers can only choose students in their own classes and groups.
    • In the popup window, if there is a Schools column, select a school. (This column isn't available if you only have access to one school.)
    • If the Teachers column is available, at the top of the column, choose either All Teachers (to choose all the teachers in the school) or Select Teachers (to choose specific teachers; check the ones you want in the list). This column is not available to most teachers.
    • At the top of the Classes column, choose either All Classes (to choose all the classes for the teachers) or Select Classes (to choose specific classes; check the ones you want in the list).
    • Teachers and school staff will also see a Groups column. At the top of the Groups column, choose either All Groups or Select Groups; if you choose Select Groups, check the groups that you want to include. The first choice in the column is "Whole Class" or "Whole Classes"; choose this to report on the class(es) as a whole. Below that, you will see groups you created.
    • You may need to scroll to the right to see the Students column. At the top of the Students column, choose either All Students (to choose all the students) or Select Students (to choose specific students; check the ones you want in the list).
    • You can search the items in a column by clicking within that column and then typing Ctrl+F or control-F on the keyboard.

      When you are done making your choices, select Apply (or Cancel to close this the pop-up without saving your choices).
  6. Select Print to PDF. Note: The button may not appear to be active until you hover the cursor over it.
  7. When your browser's print window opens, select the printer (or choose the save/print to PDF option) and choose the print options.