Blue Ridge School is using Boardingware.com to help make requesting and approving leaves a more effecient process. All parents have received an email from Boardingware.com with instructions on how to sign up and login. If you have any questions, please contact Boardingware.com or Hans Hermanson (firstname.lastname@example.org, 434-992-0521).
Parents are now required to use Boardingware to sign out their sons for leaves.
1. Go to Boardingware.com and login
Note: If you haven't gotten an invitation by email, please email Hans Hermanson at email@example.com
2. Create your own password
3. Once you have logged in, you will be the Parent Portal
4. You should also be connected to your son. If you are not connected to him, however, you will still be able to completely apply for a leave request.
5. Boardingware may ask you to "allow access" to your location. We advise that you accept this because it will enable us to ensure that is you (the parent) making the request.
6. Click "Apply for Border Leave"
7. All the weekends when students are allowed (and/or required) to leave will be displayed. You must submit leave requests for all of these dates.
8. If you would like to request a date that is not listed, you have the option of requesting either a "Standard Leave Request" or a "Special Leave Request."
9. A "Standard Leave Request" should be selected if your son's leave does NOT conflict with any school obligation (games, classes, etc.)
10. A "Special Leave Request" should be selected if your son DOES conflict with any school obligation (games, classes, etc.).
11. If your son would like to go to another BRS boy's house, both you and the hosting parent must fill out separate leave requests. In the "Notes" section of the leave request, each party should state that they give permission for the visit. The parents of the guest boy should write something like: "I have given permission to let my son stay at ---'s house." The parents of the hosting boy should write something like "I agree to host -- at my home during these dates."
12. Boys are also capable of applying for leave requests by themselves, however both you (the parents) and Hans Hermanson will also need to approve the leave requests.
Note: If you have sent a leave request and it has not been accepted, there could be a problem either with the dates or a conflict that you might not know about. If you have any problems with Boardingware, contact Hans Hermanson firstname.lastname@example.org and he will help you to resolve them.
"ALL I EVER WANTED WAS FOR SOMEONE TO PUT THEIR ARM AROUND MY SON, JORDAN, AND HELP HIM SEE THAT HE COULD DO IT. THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN UNTIL HE CAME TO BLUE RIDGE."
– CAROL HESS, MOTHER OF JORDAN '14 AND JASON '16