ParentSquare - New Communication Platform
Central Unified is excited to announce the implementation of a new communication platform for the 2019-2020 school year!
By August 7, every parent should have received a message to join and create an account with ParentSquare. ParentSquare is replacing Blackboard Connect as the primary communication tool to share important, urgent, and vital information with our parents, teachers, students and staff.
ParentSquare offers a multitude of tools which will allow our district, school administrators, and teachers to more effectively communicate with families and students. Some of the features include:
- Mass notifications and urgent alerts with two-way communication
- Mobile apps for administrators and parents
- Attendance notifications
- Teacher and classroom notification
- Direct messaging and chat with two-way translation
- Forms and permission slips
- Calendar and RSVP
- And a whole lot more!
When parents sign up for ParentSquare, they will receive an activation email for their account. When parents create an account, they can become more actively involved in communication by appreciating posts, viewing photos, leaving comments and managing their communication preferences. Parents will also be able to view posts that are addressed to the school and any groups or classes that they or their child belongs to. Parents do not see posts for classes or groups that they don’t belong to. Those who decide not to sign up will still receive crucial texts, emails, and phone notifications.
Based on ParentSquare’s overwhelming success in and positive recommendations from other districts, we’re confident ParentSquare will be beneficial for everyone involved and increase our community engagement.