With Infinite Campus, there are changes in options for parents whose students' names and/or gender identities differ from their legal documentation. Parents will be able to select the correct information for their student's identity (in terms of gender, preferred pronouns, or name) by following 2 simple steps:
1. In Student Name > Demographics, select Yes or No for the question: "Does your student's identity (in terms of gender, preferred pronouns, or name) differ from their legal status?"
2. If you select Yes, another form will drop down and allow you to give your student's preferred name, gender, and pronouns.
What will this change mean for my student?
Entering in preferred names and genders will update certain education records (such as attendance reports, class rosters for substitutes, school IDs, transcripts, student email, electronic records, etc.). The student's "Legal Name"* and "Legal Gender" will then be hidden from these records. This will also update Canvas information for your student.
*Official transcripts require the legal name of the student, and will not be updated by this process. Upon a legal name change from the State of Iowa, students may then request their name on transcripts to be changed for future use.
What is "Legal Gender"?
You will see the terms "Legal Gender" and "Legal Name" in your student's demographic information. This is a term used for State Reporting in Iowa.
If your child’s gender identity status changes after registration, please contact your school secretary to update their records. View our School Directory.