For several years, ESM has been using a system by the name of Fast Direct to maintain our student records. This is also a wonderful resource for parents to utilize. Using the Fast Direct website you can:
*Manage your child's lunch account (check balance and view menus)
*Communicate with teachers and office personnel via Fast Direct e-mail
*Communicate with other parents and students
*Parent with students in grades 3-8 will be able to view grades during certain times of the school year.
Your Fast Direct account is a family account so all of your children will have the same ScreenName and Password. If you are a new ESM school family you ScreenName and Password will be given to you at Back To School Night. If you have previously established a Fast Direct account, it should be the same ScreenName and Password that you have been using. If you have not logged on to Fast Direct before, please follow the directions below:
Go to the Fast Direct link (www.fastdir.com/esm)
Type in the ScreenName and log in below (note both the ScreenName and Password are case sensitive)
Click the "log on" button
Once you have logged, please download the Welcome Packet: (www.fastdir.com/ParentWelcomePack.pdf) which includes a welcome letter along with a brief users guide.
BECOME AN EXPERT IN 5 EASY STEPS
Step 1 - Verify Your Personal Information
Click the "Display Parent Data" button to verify your personal information and add/change or modify data. Its a good idea to change your password to something you'll actually remember after you first log in. Scroll to the bottom of this form to change your ScreenName and Password. After you have made changes click the button "Change data as shown above."
Step 2 - Send an FDmail Message
Click "Compose" to draft your FDmail message. Next, select "HelpDesk" from the Teacher/Staff box and your name from the Parent box, which will send you a copy of the message. Finally, type a message into the box and click "Send."
Step 3 - Explore the Planner
Click "Planner" on the navigation bar and then click either "BulletinBoard" or "Calendar" for any faculty member. Electronic BulletinBoards and Calendars are created by administrators and teachers to help you stay connected.
Step 4 - Review Finance Accounts
The financial module is a ledger that displays all money transactions at your school. Your account balances are clickable links and will display all transactions.
Step 5 - View Parent/Student Directories
View your electronic School Buzz Book by clicking "Student by Class," "Students A_Z" or "Parents A-Z." Each list provides parent/student directory information.
We are very excited about our student/parent/school information system and the way it helps us become more efficient in our record keeping and communicating with our parents. Many of our parents use the Fast Direct website and have found it very helpful. If you have any questions, please call the school office at 422-6712 and we will do our best to answer your questions.