• Emalie Beckstrand

MDSA How To's - Parent Portal

As MDSA Staff & Teachers, we are overjoyed that we can continue to hold class virtually during this time of social distancing through a free online video conferencing service, Zoom. Our amazing Office Staff, Ms. Moriah, Ms. Samantha, and Ms. Jen put together a helpful How To video explaining how to access your Parent Portal, live Classes on Zoom, and join our Studio Remind. You can watch the full video at the bottom of this post.

Here is everything you need to know about Parent Portals in one spot:

>>What To Do If You Do Not Have A Parent Portal<<

-Email the Studio and request to make a Parent Portal.

-Our Office Staff will respond with this email:

**If you do not receive an email, check your Junk/Spam folder and then email the Studio again. Be sure to mark the Studio email as NOT Junk/Spam if it does end up there.

>>Logging Into Your Parent Portal<<

-Go to and click on 'Register/Login'.

-This will take you to the Login page where you can also create an account if you do not have one.

-This is your Parent Portal Home page. Here you can see your Bill or Credit as well as your class Schedule and notes from the Studio. You can also see your current Students and their classes.

**If you have a student who is current and is not listed as such, please contact the Studio. The same goes for if you have a student listed as current that is no longer current. By letting us know of a student who is no longer current, you help the Studio save money!

-In the Top Bar under 'Account', you can access your Account (here you can change your password, email, etc.), see Students and their Classes, register for Classes, and make a payment online.

-In the Top Bar under 'More', you can find the Class recordings under Documents and Files.

-At the Bottom of the Home page, you can also find buttons to access everything in the Top Bar.

-When you go to Documents and Files through 'More', you will be taken to 'Shared Files' which will have information for the entire Studio. You will find the Zoom Class Schedule for each week. This will also be emailed to you. Adult Fitness Classes will also be uploaded here!

**Ms. Jen Tip: Print out your weekly Zoom Class Schedule and highlight your student(s) class(es).**

-On the Documents and Files page, you will find 'Class Files' where you can find all of your students and their class videos that have been uploaded. The links will take you to YouTube where you can enjoy your Class and maybe a bit of Staff comedy as we also figure out how to use Technology!

-The final page in Documents and Files is 'Class Music' where Recital Music will be uploaded to. **For those in Song & Dance, it's important that you check here for your music!**

If you face any difficulties, the fastest way to contact Ms. Moriah is through the Studio Remind. See additional blog post on how to join the Studio Remind. You can also email or Facebook message the Studio and our wonderful Office Staff will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Know of a fellow MDSA family that is struggling with these new Studio changes? Send them here! Even though we may be apart, our MDSA family extends far beyond our physical Studio Walls. So, spread the love, share these tips, let us know if something does or does not work, and let's keep on dancing!

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