Staying Informed

There are 5 steps to be fully informed about the Band and Color Guard and all its activities. Please be sure to follow all the links and directions below so you don’t miss out.

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1. Get Emails through CHARMS Office

To communicate with band students and parents we use the Charms Office Assistant email system.

Please make sure your information is current at all times. To do that:

  • Log on to www.charmsoffice.com  and click the “ENTER/LOG IN” link at upper right.
  • Locate the “PARENT/STUDENT/MEMBERS LOGIN” section of the web page.
  • Login to the Knights Band account using the following School Code: ClearFallsHSBand

This will bring up the main page.  This will allow you to look at the “public” calendar for the  band, event list, handouts and news.

Student Area Password is your School ID#. When you login to the Student Area, another more detailed screen appears with even more options to view your student’s financial records, forms  and inventory.  Once you have first entered this ID number, you may create your own, unique  password by clicking on the “lock” (Change Password) icon. If you are not sure of your Student  Area login number, please ask the booster secretary or a director.

Update Personal Information – You can help the directors by keeping your contact information current. Make sure your email, phone number, phone carrier, and  address is current on the student information page.  This is to help us communicate with you.  Click the Personal Info button.

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2. Subscribe to the Band Calendar

CALENDAR: See the Band/CG Google Calendar for the latest schedule.  You can setup the calendar to sync to your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Go to the following page for instructions on How to Subscribe to the Band Calendar for more information.  Please note, the  Band/CG schedules are subject to change.  The Booster Club does it’s best to keep the calendar up to date however, information issued directly to the student from the band directors either  verbally or via handout always takes precedence.

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3. Get Text Reminders with REMIND

REMIND is an application that will send texts and is used for time urgent information, like reminders to bring something to class, or notifications of when the bus will be returning from a game.  

To join, send a text to 81010 with the code provided (@KnightsMar for Marching Band, @bge2fb for Wind Ensemble). Respond to the query via text whether you are a student or parent.  Once your name is recognized, you will be added to the group.

Optionally, follow the link your receive to download the REMIND App to your smartphone, to get  notifications there.  (For those that graduate text @LEAVE to any message to leave the group.)

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4. Join the Band Booster Closed Facebook Group

Click the Group link, log in to your Facebook account, and request to become a member.  Once your name has been validated you will be able to see all the posts in the group.  This is optional, and not a source of “official information.” The group serves as a center of activity for parents to share questions, request help with meals or other activities, and get to know each other.  Because it is closed, it is much more open about sharing specific names of students and parents than our public-facing online sites.

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5.  Follow this website to get notifications

Our website has been redesigned to support frequent updates and convenient viewing from mobile devices.  Through WordPress, you can FOLLOW the site by clicking on the blue bar at the bottom of any page to get notifications of updates via email or through the WordPress Mobile App.  Here’s what you can get from the website:

  • Knights Creed information, including “Knights Tales” and “Upcoming Events” each week as soon as possible after the Knights Creed letter goes out.
  • “Awards” for contest information and outcomes as they happen.
  • View the upcoming events for the next 4 days at the bottom of any page, and the full Band Calendar from any device.
  • Information about Directors, Booster officers, Downloads and Forms, Links, and ways to Support the band when you shop.

 

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