• How to access parent/student information in CHARMS


    Log on to www.charmsoffice.com, and click the "ENTER" link at upper right.

    Locate the "PARENT/STUDENT/MEMBERS LOGIN" section of the web page.

    Login to your child's program account using the following School Code: CarmAinsMSBand

    This will bring up the main parent page. This will allow you to look at the "public" calendar for your organization, event list, handouts and other files.

    Clicking on an event on the calendar brings up the details for that event, such as times, attendance requirements and equipment/uniform necessities. Clicking on "event list" puts all of the calendar information in a list form for easy printing. Note that if a calendar event is specifically assigned to your child, it may NOT show up on this calendar - check the "Student" calendar after entering the student's ID number (see below). 

    When you enter your child's ID NUMBER (their school ID#) as a Student Area Password, another more detailed screen appears with even more options to view your student's uniform assignments, music assignments, financial records, forms and inventory. Once you have first entered this ID number, you may create your own unique password by clicking on the "keyhole" (Change Password) button.

    Two areas in which you can help the director maintain his/her records:

    Update Personal Information -if the director has allowed it, you may help make changes to your child's student information page (such as updating phone numbers and email addresses if they change) to help the teacher communicate with you more effectively. Click the Personal info button. 

    If your program has setup online payments, you can make credit card payments for fees, trips and deposits to your student's account. If credit card payment is activated, you will see blue buttons in the four main areas of the financial statement indicating your ability to make online payments.
    (This area is not currently available but hopefully will be in the near future.)

    You will also see links to enter Calendar, .Handouts. Forms Collected, Volunteer.
    Please explore these areas, as we will be posting here throughout the year.

    Most importantly, the parent page assists both you and the teacher to communicate with each other. Stay up to date on what's going on with your student!




    Contact Information

    The Carman-Ainsworth Band & Orchestra programs switched to a new web-based system, CHARMS, over the summer. The new system will allow us to better track school inventory (music, instruments, uniforms, etc.), share performance/events calendars, provide you with classroom handouts) allow volunteers to sign up for events, and send out quick notifications (email, text messages, etc.) of changes or upcoming events. You will be able to have access to most information given to your students directly at your fingertips. We are very excited about the new system and the ease of communication it will allow. You will receive a welcome email from your band director once you have been entered into the CHARMS system providing you with more information.

    In order to ensure you receive the notifications, it is very important we have the most accurate contact information for both students and parents/guardians. Please fill out the printable contact information form and return it by Friday, September 6.