CHARMS OFFICE ASSISTANT

 
 

Go to the website www.charmsoffice.com or download the app on any smartphone-- if you do not have internet access available to you, please contact a director as soon as possible to make other arrangements for communication.  We will be using Charms and the band website for the majority of our communication, homework, financial information, and more.  The app setup is very similar to this, though some items are found in different places. 


Locate the “PARENT/STUDENT LOGIN” section of the web page at the top right under ENTER/LOGIN on the computer.  The app will open to the correct screen.


Login to your student’s account using the school code: BlanchardBands (please note this is ONE word)


On the computer, this will bring up the main parent page.  This will allow you to look at the Blanchard Bands’ public calendar, email teachers, see any posted bulletins, and has a link to the band website, www.blanchardbands.com.  The app requires the password below to proceed.


Your student’s ID is their last name, capitalized correctly unless others have the same last name as you.  Then it is the first initial of the first name and the last name, for example, Jane Smith would be JSmith.  The student ID must be capitalized correctly to work.  If you have any trouble here, please contact a director or have your student ask for his/her information.


When you enter the student ID, another more detailed screen appears with even more options to view your student’s financial records, forms, music assignments (which will be recorded at home and turned in via Charms), and much more!  On the app you’ll see the Recording Studio and Everything Else.  Everything else will have all of the information and the Recording Studio will be where your student records him/herself and submits tests.


To change your password, enter your student’s ID FIRST – then you may create your own password by clicking on the Change Password icon.  IMPORTANT!  Since both you and your student will utilize Charms, you will want to select a new password that both you and your student can remember.  We highly recommend you change your password from your student’s last name in order to prevent others from logging onto your student’s file.  Please do this ASAP!


Please locate the Update Info area and fill out your info (click the Add An Adult button which is a small picture on the top right of the app in the update info area) and your student’s information. Make any necessary changes and click update to save.  Any time phone numbers, addresses or e-mail addresses change, please update your student’s Update Info area as soon as possible. This will help the band directors communicate with you more effectively and will help the director maintain records.


Most of our handouts, handbooks, newsletters, etc. will be distributed via Charms, so you’ll need to login in order to print them out and have your student hand them in (or fill out electronically and email if you have the capability).  You are easily able to check on Charms to see if your student has turned in the forms you send him/her to school with.  If you do not have the capability to print, have your student pick up a hard copy of the form(s) you need at school.  Students will need to ask for copies as we are saving money on paper by copying as little as possible.  Newsletters can be responded with only an email saying the newsletter has been read.  You do NOT need a hard copy of newsletters and hard copies will no longer be provided.  The newsletter must be read online and a note can be written and turned in for a grade if email is not an option for you.


The Finances area has information on instrument fees for school instruments, if applicable.  Payment via PayPal is also an option.


Be sure to check out the School Calendar regularly for important dates and the Volunteers area for opportunities to get involved and sign-up to help at numerous events.


Charms is linked on the Blanchard Band website, which also has a ton of useful info.  If you can’t find something on Charms or the band website, it’s probably a good question!  www.blanchardbands.com


If you have any trouble using the app, the first course of action should be to log out and close the app completely and then try logging in again.  If that doesn’t work, delete the app and download it again.  This isn’t a common occurrence, but it usually solves any issues that occur.


We have used this program for a year now and it does wonderful things!  If you have any trouble please contact a director and we’ll be glad to walk you through things!

 

Information on how to use Charms for all Blanchard Bands

If you are having any trouble using your app, please log out, close Charms completely, and log in again.  If that doesn’t solve the problem we recommend deleting the app and reinstalling it.

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE UPGRADED TO THE NEW APP: CHARMS BLUE. 

Once it is up and working, delete the old app.  All of your login information will be the same.