Information for Parents & Guardians
Whether your student is local or a dormitory resident, you can find helpful information below. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need additional information.
Family Portal is a private and secure website that allows parents/guardians to view academic information specific to their children, including grades, attendance, homework and conduct. Through Family Portal, you can communicate with teachers and other school staff and re-enroll your student.
Instructions for Creating a Family Portal Login:
- Make sure OBI has your correct email address on file
- Click here for the FACTS Family Portal
- After the Family Portal login screen opens, select Create New Family Portal Account
- Be sure OB-KY is in the District Code field and enter your email
- Click Create Account
You will receive an email from FACTS Customer Support containing a link that will allow you to create your username and password. For security purposes, the link will only remain active for 6 hours. Follow the instructions in the email to complete your account registration and log into your Family Portal.
Dormitory Residents - Starting out at OBI
First weeks » The first few weeks of boarding school can be a tough adjustment. Homesickness is real, and parents miss their kids more than they anticipated. Care packages from home help immensely in the adjustment process.
Perception » Attending OBI is an opportunity. Remind your student of the rewards of succeeding at OBI. Be positive. Encourage your student to solve problems by going to adults, and stay with the plan for your child to be here and succeed here. You may contact the Dean of Students to talk about any problems your student may have.
Responsibility and independence » Remember that we are encouraging your student to do the basics: get up on time, go to school, do their work, be involved in activities, make new friends, solve problems, stay out of trouble. Help us reinforce these proven goals.
Visits » All visits must have prior approval from the Dean of Students.
- The Heritage Inn & Suites in Manchester, KY, (606-598-1800) offers a 10% discount if you tell them you are visiting OBI at check-in
- Students will need a prepaid gift/credit/debit card for personal travel expenses
- Please use the Travel Plans Form for all breaks