BUSD has upgraded to a new system for storing student and family records, and we need your help to make sure we have accurate information about your family.We are asking all parents/guardians to enter updated emergency contacts and verify health information in Infinite Campus.
The first parent or guardian on the student’s account should have received an email in July 2021 with information about how to access the Parent Portal.
If you DID NOT receive this email:
- Please check your SPAM folder.
- If your student is in more than one household, check with the guardian in the other household. Please note that while both households will be able to view student data, Infinite Campus only allows the first household on the student’s list to complete the update process.
If neither of these is the issue, please contact your child’s school to verify the email address on file.
The system we previously used for all our student information, Illuminate, is going out of business. As a result, in Summer 2021 we transitioned to a new student information system called Infinite Campus.
Campus Parent & Campus Student (1 Minute Video)
The Bay Area school districts that also use Infinite Campus are: San Jose, Palo Alto, Eastside, Oak Grove, South City, Franklin-McKinley, San Ramon Valley, Fremont, Dublin, and Hayward.
The Selection Process
In Fall of 2020, an initial evaluation and review of Student Information Systems identified three top contenders to replace Illuminate: Aeries, Infinite Campus, and Synergy (EduPoint). BUSD then invited each vendor to give seven one-hour-long presentations on their products to a team of subject matter experts. For example, secondary teachers evaluated the gradebook products, and Admissions staff evaluated the online registration product. More than 60 BUSD staff participated in the presentations.
For more information about the selection process, please click here.
The Mobile App
The Infinite Campus Mobile App will help you stay connected to grades, attendance, and upcoming assignments on your phone.
Watch a quick introductory video about the apps:
To download the mobile app, click the links below:
How does this change what I do?
Beginning with the Fall 2021 term:
- SECONDARY STAFF will use Infinite Campus for grades, attendance, and accessing student information (such as emergency contacts and discipline).
- ELEMENTARY STAFF will use Infinite Campus for attendance and accessing student information (see above.)Note: Report cards will remain in Illuminate.
Why is this happening?
Illuminate has two products that we currently use: their Student Information System (for grades, discipline, and attendance) and their Data and Assessment system (for student assessment data). As of Summer 2021, Illuminate has decided to stop providing the student information system to school districts. Because of this, BUSD and many other school districts were forced to find a replacement.
Why Infinite Campus?
After an extensive selection process, Infinite Campus emerged as the favorite among teachers for its Teacher Gradebook, Parent Portal, built-in RTI/MTSS component, and useful extra features such as online payments, and other online applications that would increase efficiency. Learn more about the details of the selection process.
How will I learn the new system?
For now, we just want you to be aware of the coming changes. All teachers will be fully trained in Infinite Campus at the professional learning days prior to the Fall 2021 school year. For teachers who wish to be trained on the system earlier, we will also offer an optional, voluntary training during the late summer. Teachers will be paid hourly for this optional training. Dates for these trainings will be announced later this summer.