The MyBranksome Portal is a way for parents, students and employees to stay connected throughout the school year. Whether it’s up-to-date news, events, school resources, health and wellness, courses or athletics, the Portal is a password-protected website for everything Branksome Hall. Below, we’ve organized some tips, tricks and things you should know to make your experience with the Branksome Hall Portal easier.
If you have trouble logging into the Portal, have forgotten your password or would like to change your password, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send a message, find a message and manage a message
The Portal’s Messaging function is an easy way for you to contact and stay connected with the Branksome community. There is also a way to set up a notification for messages. Messages are located to the left of your name in the top-right corner. If there is a red box with a number inside, it indicates how many unread messages you have.
To send a message:
Select “Compose a Message.”
Type the first few letters of a person’s first or last name, until their name appears.
Enter your subject.
Add your message and “Send.”
Select a message.
A reply box will appear below.
You can choose to send a “Reply” or “Reply All” depending on the message.
To archive a message:
Select the message.
Click the “Archive” button.
You can easily see them again by selecting “View by Archived” as your filter.
Along the top horizontal menu, click on “Calendar.” This will bring up the School Calendar.
You can filter the content shown on the calendar by using the menu along the left-hand side of the page.
On the left side, under “School Calendars,” you will see a number of options for calendars that you can toggle on or off, depending on your preference.
By default, all of these calendars are selected and their corresponding events are displayed. To turn one of them off, click on it, and you will see the blue checkmark become “grayed-out,” indicating that events for that calendar will no longer be shown. To turn it back on, click on it again, and the checkmark will turn blue.
Adding a school calendar to your personal calendar:
Log in to the Portal and navigate to Calendar.
Select the “rss” button located in the top-right corner of the calendar.
In the pop-up, window select the dropdown for the calendar you wish to add. For example, under the School Calendar we’ll choose “Junior School.”
You will now receive a WebCal Feed link, which you can add to your personal calendar.
Please note: In some cases, such as Google Calendar, if you’re logged in you will be given the option to add it to your calendar automatically.
Setting up Portal notifications can be very helpful in keeping you up-to-date with information, announcements and messages.
Please note: For messages such as school closures and school emergencies the school will send an email or phone you.
In order to subscribe to email and text notifications or to change the subscriptions you receive, please follow these instructions:
Log in to the Portal.
Select the dropdown menu under your name in the top right corner and click on “Settings.”
Once in Settings, select “Notifications” on the left hand side, and in “Announcements Posted,” section, click “Setup Options” or “Edit Options.”
Select the boxes that are relevant to you. For example, if your child is attending Week Without Halls Grade 7, select that box. You may also find other areas of interest, such as Advisory and School and University Counselling.
After you’ve made your selections and pressed save, use the boxes under the columns labelled “Email and Text” to select how you will receive notifications. If both options are “greyed out” you will have to provide your desired contact method in the box above first.
Forms are typically required at the beginning of each school year; however, you may be required to complete or update a form during the school year. Incomplete forms will appear as a list when you select “Files and Forms.” You can also find billing statements and report cards in this section.
To locate a file or form:
Log in to the Portal.
Select the dropdown menu under your name in the top-right corner and click on “Files & Forms.”
All of the relevant forms for your child will appear here. You will see a due date listed for each form, as well as whether a form is optional. (Unfortunately, you will not be able to arrange these forms alphabetically or by year.)
To fill in each form, click on the green “Review” button to the first of the form you’d like to fill in.
Fill in the information for each form and click “Save.”
Helpful tip: If you don’t see the form you’re looking for, try selecting “Show Completed Forms.” It’s possible that another member of your household has already completed the form.
We wish to acknowledge this land on which Branksome operates. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and go to school on this land.
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