Easy To Send Quick Notifications To Parents
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 25, 2019

Easy To Send Quick Notifications To Parents

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SchoolMessenger

School messenger is being utilized in schools to send information to parents. This allows the parents to receive quick emails from the school regarding school events or other important events. It addresses the possible issue of students misplacing papers that go home and also eliminates the needs for paper copies going home.
  • Email access.
  • Attachments.
  • Notifications to parents regarding important information.
  • Page editing tools could be streamlined better.
  • Navigation could be more straightforward.
  • A short process to get up and running.
  • Ease of access.
  • Quick access for families.
  • PowerSchool Integration.
Teachers have used Remind for the classroom setting, but SchoolMessenger has been great to send messages to the entire school. It makes it easy for the school to communicate with parents. We have turned this ability off in our LMS because we are very satisfied with SchoolMessenger.
Once set up, it is very easy for the school to send messages quickly to parents. SchoolMessenger is very reliable in sending messages to parents. We rarely hear from a parent telling the school that they have not received messages. This is very important during emergency situations and that parents will feel comfortable.
SchoolMessenger serves our main purpose of sending out emergency notifications and notices to parents. It is great to cut down on the paper use and the ability to attach documents to our notes. We have used this to send home notifications from our Parent-Teacher Organization. Parents have thanked us for sending a back ups due to papers being misplaced and knowing that they have a backup through email.
The ability to pull information from PowerSchool and use the contacts within PowerSchool makes it easily accessible when sending alerts to parents or guardians. Being able to update parent information is easy as well. The ability that SchoolMessenger integrates with PowerSchool is the reason why we selected SchoolMessenger. It works well.
SchoolMessenger is great to send information to parents that can't be sent in a letter home. If a bus is running late, we can send a message out using SchoolMessenger to notify the parents instead of them worrying about their students on the bus. SchoolMessenger is a quick way for our families to be contacted as a whole.