ParentSquare 4+

ParentSquare

Designed for iPad

    • Free

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Description

What is ParentSquare?
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ParentSquare is a safe and secure platform for all school-to-home communication. The two-way group messaging, private conversations, district-wide alerts and notices, and simple user interface keeps everyone connected, creating a vibrant school community.

In today's ed-tech world, schools need a better communication system than relying on hard-to-track emails, lost flyers, missed robocalls, website updates that are never read, or piggybacking on SIS or LMS tools meant for student communication. ParentSquare brings the power of ed-tech revolution to the parents. It reverses the trend for disparate, one-way communication that keeps parents as 'spectators' to their child's education.

Understanding the need for a whole-school adoption, we strive to keep an easy to use interface for ParentSquare, much like the social tools you are used to in today's online digital world. ParentSquare caters to every parent, including those who rarely use technology.

ParentSquare for iOS
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With ParentSquare for iOS, parents can easily connect with teachers and staff at their children’s school from their iOS device. The app allows parents to:

- View posts, appreciate and comment
- Sign up for wish list items, volunteer, and RSVP and view your sign ups
- Check dates for upcoming school and class events and add them to your device calendar
- Send private messages (with attachments) to staff members (or other ParentSquare users*) in your school
- Participate in group conversations
- View posted pictures and files
- View the directory of your child’s school*
- View notices (attendance, cafeteria, library dues)
- Respond to absences or tardies*
- Purchase for goods and services offered for sale by the school

* If allowed by your school's implementation

What’s New

Version 2.71.2

Bug fixes & performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
52.8K Ratings

52.8K Ratings

Beck0955 ,

Great tool

I’m not sure why our school district didn’t start using this app before the pandemic. With all of the “I forgot it at school” excuses kids come up with having to do with time sensitive paper work, or school functions/events, there has always been a need for an app like this. It is probably the best thing to happen to students that have two homes. No matter how great the two parents/guardians get a long there will always be three unsolvable issues for children with two homes. 1) the ratio of single socks to matched pair’s drastically increases in favor of single socks far beyond that if a traditional household. 2) Underwear are either so plentiful you need a whole extra drawer for the surplus or, the only 2 pairs of underwear in the house are dirty. And, finally 3) only one parent knew about a permission slip, fundraiser deadline, club sign up, picture day, recital or some other important event, and that parent (even having the best of intentions) assumed the other parent knew as well. Our daughter’s lacrosse teams, swim team, and scout troop have been using similar apps for a couple of years now. It’s about time the school district doesthe same.

@@jp@@ ,

Relationship building!

Honestly as a technically challenged parent this app scared me. After exploring the easy to use app, and using the readily useful communication tools my comfort level eased quite a bit. The videos seemed slow and do get stuck making viewing a lesson difficult, but none the less I’m still impressed. Actually I was struggling a bit with my son on the subject of learning in school. Despite the COVID-19 crisis I feel like I’m developing a much closer relationship with my son as far as discussing what he’s actually learned and where he needs help. I also feel much closer to his teacher giving me the satisfaction of actively being apart of the education being presented to my child. This has been a very positive experience for not just my son, but the entire family! My two year old can now participate in educational activities with his brother instead of racing out to the curb every morning to wait for the big yellow Twinkie that he doesn’t get to ride.

angrycheese ,

Meh

Update: no change. Still ridiculously difficult to get rid of alert notifications in app. How many times do I have to view an email?

Using this because I have to with our school district now. I was happier just getting emails from the district because I could just set up rules to auto junk the stuff I don’t care about. The navigation is awful. Left navigation, View by school, view by student, view by alerts. Drop down navigation, switch between all of them. It needs a rethink because it tends to be very hard to find what I’m looking for. Notifications are very difficult to clear, usually involves going to the alert, scrolling to the bottom, refreshing the view, then going to another screen and hoping the alert count goes down. I’d really like a way to not be notified about everything. Some granularity would be nice. Like I don’t need it for the weekly progress reports from aeries, but I would want it on a direct communication from the teacher. Overall it does what it needs to but that’s about the best I can say. I dread seeing an alert badge because I’m going to spend the next five minutes getting logged in because it somehow lost my session, and then trying to clear the notifs.

App Privacy

The developer, ParentSquare, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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