Interaction and Participation
Invite families to actively take part in opportunities concerning their children with volunteer requests, conference sign ups, RSVPs and polls.
Communicate frequently and effectively with two-way group messaging and private conversations responsive to families’ linguistic preferences.
From fundraising to ticket sales and beyond, we help make it easy for teachers and parent leaders to quickly set it up and for your school to get paid.
Let parents choose how and when they want to be notified. You just write the message once, on web or app, and it reaches everyone the way they prefer, in the language they want.
ParentSquare sets up all your schools, classrooms and groups such as ELL and FRL in advance so all you and your teachers have to do is start posting.
We measure our success by how easy it is to send a message - making it just as easy as sending an email. ParentSquare lets you spend your time on content and gets it out in a snap!
Enjoy the love from your community with positive comments and appreciations. Take the fear out of two-way communication with full control and flexibility over comments.
Chat privately with one, two or many parents at a time as a group or individually with our clever bcc-like or open group messaging.
Take the fear out of sharing pictures on a public social site. Pictures in ParentSquare are secure, visible only to users within the group you share.
Administration, teachers and groups can post calendar events that sync with parents calendars. Calendar events allow repeating events, reminders and rsvp capability.
Streamline communication within all the groups and committees you have at your school: afterschool programs, site council, ELL parents, athletic or academic groups, you name it!
Directory can be hidden or visible to parents helping them learn one another’s names and connect. The directory is fully searchable by student or parent name, email, phone.
Reach parents in the language that parents prefer. ParentSquare lets you use instant Google Translation which you can edit or you can manually translate your message.
All posts in ParentSquare are automatically indexed so you can search for any term in the entire post. Posts can also be filtered to an individual classroom or group.
Every year ParentSquare archives all communication, photos and files for the entire school year. All users have access to these archives so they can view and use old messages.
Parent volunteers are critical to the life of any school. Request and fill one-time or recurring volunteers sign ups. Parents can sign up from their smart phone or desktop.
Request items you need for any school event, classroom needs, project supplies or class parties. Follow up easily with a thank you note with the click of a button.
Take the hassle out of scheduling conferences. Just a few clicks to set it all up, and ParentSquare makes sure there are no conflicts and takes care of reminders.
Get a count of adult and kid attendees for any school, class or group event with RSVPs. ParentSquare provides an activity log and sends out reminders.
Get quick input on an idea from parents or other group members. Parents can vote for their favorite option anonymously and you can see the results instantly.
Tired of tracking volunteer hours? Parents can easily enter their volunteer hours on ParentSquare and Adminstrators can print out a report by the month or family.
All automated notifications are sent via app notifications, email and text and if text fails, then a voice call. Notices are also viewable on the web portal and app.
ParentSquare sends out daily and period-wise attendance and tardy notifications and can also send multiple attendance messages during the day in user’s language.
Reduce unexcused absences by providing parents an easy way to respond to notices directly from their phone or from the web. Your attendance clerk will love the daily report!
Reduce your school’s lunch balances with our integrated lunch balance notifications. Parents are notified with their child’s name and amount due when their account is outstanding.
ParentSquare integrates with your grade book or accepts csv files to trigger pre-built notifications based on student grades.
Improve attendance and grades with automatic monthly positive reinforcement messages when students have been good or are showing improvement.
Identify at-risk students and intervene early with the information necessary to change downward trend.
Run your direct giving campaign on ParentSquare with a host of powerful features including online social sharing, pledge now pay later, pre-populated fields for parents and more. *Powered via Paypal
Collect payments for meal tickets, PE uniforms, spirit wear, PTA dues and more. Invoice for lost text books, student fees, and also iPad payments with auto payment. *Powered via Stripe
View, download and, print reports by school, by payment account, by user. Each payment is tagged with the user and students names for easy reconciliation.
Push alert messages and routine reminders to staff and parents by choosing how you would like to notify parents with one or more ways above.
Ensure that message is received on staff and parents’ phones as text or as a voice call with our intelligent automatic failover from text to voice feature.
ParentSquare gives you extensive reports for every communication channel. Reach every single family with reports on contactable vs. non-contactable vs. no contact info for individual students.
You don’t need to be specially trained to set up voice calls. It is easy to record on your computer or let ParentSquare call you or simply check a box to use text-to-speech.
Address the entire district, or a few schools, individual users, or upload a CSV file of student or staff ids, or select student or staff attributes - language, ELL status, home location. Send it your way!
Send messages from your computer or directly from your phone app. In emergency, select and send pre-created messages with clicks/ taps only.
Set up your message library with pre-created messages that use human translation. These messages can be tagged and organized for proactive emergency readiness.
Communication is at the core of every school. It’s the thing that connects your entire school and has the biggest impact on your culture and satisfaction.
For decades, school-home communication software has been a race to the bottom with clunky solutions that offer far more frustration than value, can be used by just one person and mostly just sit on the shelf. At ParentSquare, we want to change that by offering a product for everyone at your school that will be used everyday. And provide greater value with a growing lineup of new features, helpful on-boarding, and responsive support.
We would like every school to to be able to invest in their school and culture with ParentSquare, so we keep it very affordable. We are confident ParentSquare will pay for itself with increased volunteering, donated supplies, online payments and fund drives, saved time, reduced paper costs, improved attendance, and lower lunch balances.
Talk to us about starting a free trial or simply sign up for a demo to see why schools and districts are switching to ParentSquare.