Press Releases

Major announcements about our company, our people, and our product

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ParentSquare Partners with MyVRSpot to Enhance Video Messaging to K-12 School-Home Engagement Platform

August 10, 2022 — In a 2022 national survey about the future of school-home communications, school and district leaders said they would like to add more videos to improve communication with families. To meet this need, ParentSquare has partnered with MyVRSpot, a video and digital media management service, to extend its video messaging capabilities to the ParentSquare school... (Read More)

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Jim Yang Joins ParentSquare as Chief Marketing Officer

July 20, 2022 — ParentSquare Inc., provider of the premier unified school-home engagement platform for K-12, has hired Jim Yang as chief marketing officer. Yang, a seasoned business-to-business marketing executive, will work with ParentSquare’s executive leadership team to elevate awareness of ParentSquare and craft strategic marketing initiatives across the United States... (Read More)

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ParentSquare Offers Free Back-to-School Checklist for Successful School-Home Communications

July 13, 2022 — The beginning of a new school year can be an exciting yet stressful time for schools. To help K-12 districts and schools engage families and start the 2022-23 school year strong, ParentSquare has released the ‘Back-to-School Checklist for Successful School-Home Communications.’ The new checklist is designed to provide public information officers (PIOs), comm... (Read More)

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ParentSquare Joins Access 4 Learning’s Student Data Privacy Consortium

July 5, 2022 — ParentSquare Inc., developer of the premier unified school-home engagement platform for K-12, today announced it has become a member of the nonprofit Access for Learning (A4L) Community’s Student Data Privacy Consortium. Started in 1997 by vendors and schools collaborating, the A4L Community and its special interest group the Student Data Privacy... (Read More)

ParentSquare Advisory Council

ParentSquare Announces 2022-23 Advisory Council Members

May 4, 2022 — ParentSquare Inc., developer of the premier unified school-home engagement platform for K-12, today announced the members of the 2022-23 ParentSquare Advisory Council. The Advisory Council members help inform the company’s plans for the ParentSquare platform and serve as a peer-to-peer forum for discussing best practices and pressing issues in... (Read More)

Communications Future Survey

May 3rd Webinar Discusses School-Home Communications Survey Results to Help K-12 Districts Plan for the Future

April 25, 2022 — What does the future of school-home communications look like? Which communication channels are most effective in engaging families? Should paper be jettisoned in favor of digital communications? On May 3, ParentSquare will host a free webinar with new research to help K-12 districts and schools benchmark the present and plan for future of school-home comm... (Read More)

Communications Future Survey Report

New National Survey Reveals Education Leaders’ Plans for the Future of School-Home Communication

April 21, 2022 — In a new national survey from ParentSquare, school and district leaders across the United States shared their current school-home communications practices and their plans for future communications. Among the survey’s noteworthy findings: Email is the most used communications channel, text messaging is seen as twice as effective as it is frequent... (Read More)

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Dr. Chad A. Stevens, Chief Strategy Officer of ParentSquare, is Re-Elected to CoSN Board of Directors”

April 12, 2022 — CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) has re-elected Chad A. Stevens, Ph.D., chief strategy officer of ParentSquare Inc., to its Board of Directors. This will be Stevens’ second term on the CoSN board. The CoSN Board of Directors includes 15 school system technology and business leaders from across the country. All board members are... (Read More)

ParentSquare at SXSW Edu Cracking the Code for Improved Family Engagement

ParentSquare to Participate in SXSW EDU 2022 Session “Cracking the Code for Improved Family Engagement”

March 1, 2022 — According to CoSN’s 2021 EdTech Leadership Survey, the “overwhelming majority (95%) of districts have changed how they engage with parents during the pandemic, including increasing the frequency of communication and expanding the number of communication channels.” But are these communications working?... (Read More)

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ParentSquare Platform Receives High Marks in Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey

February 24, 2022 — According to recent survey data, the vast majority of over 4,000 educators using ParentSquare are giving high marks to the different features of the unified school-home communications platform. ParentSquare’s 2021 Customer Satisfaction Survey found more than 90% of respondents reported satisfaction with individual features... (Read More)

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New ParentSquare Guide Provides Best Practices to Help K-12 Educators Engage With the Hardest-to-Reach Families

February 17, 2022 — The role of effective communication has never been more critical, but districts and schools are facing a gamut of challenges in engaging all parents and guardians — especially the hardest-to-reach families. To help educators bridge the communications gap between school and home, ParentSquare, the award-winning unified school-home... (Read More)

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K-12 Districts Nationwide Expand Usage of ParentSquare to Strengthen Family Engagement

01/18/22 — As educators gear up for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year, school-to-home engagement continues to be a top priority. To unify all school communication and build stronger communities, school systems nationwide — including public, private, and charter school systems — have signed on to expand their use of ParentSquare... (Read More)

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The Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program Selects ParentSquare as a Vendor Partner for School-Home Communications Technology

12/15/21 — ParentSquare, the award-winning unified school-home communications platform for K-12 education, has been named a vendor partner by the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP). The ILTPP is a statewide cooperative created by Illinois’ Learning Technology Center (LTC), Regional Offices of Education (ROE), and Intermediate Service Centers (ISC) in 1998... (Read More)

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ParentSquare Appoints Derick Sutton as Chief Financial Officer

12/01/21 — ParentSquare Inc., provider of the premier unified school-to-home engagement platform for K-12, announced that Derick Sutton is joining the company as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In his new role, Sutton will lead the company’s accounting, finance, and human resources functions.... (Read More)

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California’s Oakland USD Adopts Aeries Communications Powered by ParentSquare to Enhance School-Home Engagement Efforts

11/17/21 — Aeries Communications—the unified school-home communications platform powered by ParentSquare for the Aeries® Student Information System (SIS)—is now providing all-in-one, secure, two-way communications for the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD). The platform enables the district to engage all students’ families—regardless of language... (Read More)

ParentSquare named awarded vendor by WSIPC Purchasing Program

WSIPC Selects ParentSquare as Awarded Vendor for School-Home Communications Technology

11/03/21 — ParentSquare, the provider of the premier unified school-home communications platform for K-12 education, has been named an awarded vendor by the WSIPC Purchasing Program. WSIPC is a unique non-profit public agency located in the state of Washington. In 1967, ten school districts united to share software, hardware, and centralized technology support costs.... (Read More)

Central Access Chooses ParentSquare as Partner

Central Access Corporation Chooses ParentSquare as its Partner for Powering the SAM Spectra Messaging System

10/19/21 — Central Access Corporation, provider of the leading student information system (SIS) in the state of Mississippi, is replacing the Active Instant Messenger (AIM) school-to-home communications system in its SAM Spectra SIS with AIM 3.0 powered by ParentSquare. The 130 school districts currently using the SAM Spectra Student Administrator Manager will... (Read More)

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ParentSquare Launches Online Self-Assessment Tool to Help Districts and Schools Gauge the Effectiveness of Their School-to-Home Communications

10/14/21 — Effective school-to-home communications are a critical component of student success, yet many districts and schools don’t know if their communications are working well or if stakeholders are engaged. To help them evaluate and improve their efforts, ParentSquare is sponsoring a new, free online School Communications Self-Assessment tool... (Read More)

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ParentSquare Earns iKeepSafe COPPA Safe Harbor, FERPA, and California Student Data Privacy Certifications

10/08/21 — iKeepSafe is pleased to announce that ParentSquare has earned the iKeepSafe COPPA Safe Harbor, FERPA, and California Student Data Privacy Certifications; iKeepSafe also found ParentSquare to be compliant with CCPA. These certifications signify that ParentSquare has been proactively and independently assessed by iKeepSafe, an experienced privacy protection... (Read More)

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New ParentSquare Community Groups Feature Helps Districts and Schools Extend Reach to Community Members

09/22/21 — Community engagement is an important part of K-12 education. To make it quick and easy for districts and schools to reach all interested community members, ParentSquare Inc., provider of the premier unified school-home engagement platform for K-12, today announces a new Community Groups feature.... (Read More)

ParentSquare Celebrates 10 Years

ParentSquare Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Unifying School-Home Communications and Strengthening Family Engagement

09/08/21 — 10 years ago we set out on a mission to advance K-12 communications equity so that all parents and guardians could connect with their child’s school in an easy and meaningful way. We’re proud of all we’ve accomplished over the last decade and look forward to continuing our work of meeting the communications needs of parents and educators throughout the country.... (Read More)

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New Step-by-Step Guide and Infographic from ParentSquare Helps Districts and Schools Improve School-Home Communications

08/24/21 — As teachers and students embark on the 2021-22 school year, districts’ and schools’ ability to effectively communicate with families will be vital. To help educators with their communication efforts—regardless of what platform or tool they use—ParentSquare, the award-winning unified school-home communications platform for K-12, has created a free best practice guide... (Read More)

ParentSquare Partners With Serent Capital for Significant Growth Investment

08/03/21 — We’re announcing today that Serent Capital, an investment firm with a solid track record in education, is making a significant investment in ParentSquare. Their investment will help us continue to develop new products and services, and is a reflection of the trust you’ve placed in us as we’ve grown to meet your communications needs... (Read More)

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Beaverton School District in Oregon Selects ParentSquare for its School-to-Home Engagement Platform

Santa Barbara, CA — June 23, 2021 — Research on the effects of parental involvement has shown a consistent, positive relationship between parents' commitment to their children's education and student outcomes and—thanks to its adoption of a new technology platform—Oregon’s Beaverton School District will be making it easier than ever for parents and guardians... (Read More)

CODiE Finalist 2021

ParentSquare Named 2021 CODiE Award Finalist for "Best Customer Experience in EdTech" for Its COVID-19 Response

May 5, 2021 — ParentSquare Inc., provider of the premier unified school-to-home engagement platform for K-12, announced their selection as a 2021 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the new “Best Customer Experience in EdTech” category. The category finalists represent companies, products, and people that have gone the extra mile in response to COVID-19... (Read More)

Frank Catalano

ParentSquare Adds Edtech Industry Veteran Frank Catalano to Executive Team as Chief Marketing Officer

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. (PRWEB) April 15, 2021 — ParentSquare Inc., provider of the premier unified school-to-home engagement platform for K-12, announced that Frank Catalano is joining the company in the newly created role of Chief Marketing Officer. Catalano comes to ParentSquare with an extensive background as an education technology industry executive and consultant... (Read More)

Buyer's Guide

New Guide from ParentSquare Provides Useful Considerations and a Checklist for K-12 Districts Working to Streamline School-Home Communications

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. (PRWEB) MARCH 31, 2021 — Providing efficient, effective communication with students’ families is one of the overarching challenges that school districts face — particularly in times of national crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic. To help K-12 districts find the right tool to meet the needs of district leaders, principals, teachers, parents, and guardians, ParentSquare Inc., provider of the premier unified school-to-home engagement platform for K-12, has published a detailed new guide... (Read More)

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ParentSquare Expands Executive Team With Amazon Web Services Education Leader Joining as Chief Strategy Officer

February 23, 2021 — ParentSquare Inc., provider of the premier unified school-to-home engagement platform for K-12, today announced that Chad A. Stevens, Ph.D., is joining the company in the newly created role of Chief Strategy Officer.... (Read More)

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New ParentSquare Contact Management Feature Gives Parents Control of Critical Contact Information

January 14, 2021 — ParentSquare Inc., provider of the premier unified school-to-home engagement platform for K-12, has announced a unique new feature to help schools ensure the accuracy of important contact information with less work, while increasing convenience and choice for parents and guardians... (Read More)

Anupama Vaid, ParentSquare Founder

ParentSquare Raises $7 Million in New Funding to Bring Effective School-Home Communications to More Schools

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (PRWEB) December 9, 2020 — ParentSquare Inc., provider of the premier unified school-to-home engagement platform for K-12, today announced that it has raised $7 million in new funding. The latest funding is an additional seed round and includes a number of repeat investors... (Read More)

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ParentSquare to Provide K-12 Educators With COVID-19 Health Screening Forms for Back to School

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. August 6, 2020 — ParentSquare Inc., provider of the premier unified school-to-home engagement platform for K-12, has launched a new health screening form feature, delivering schools an easy-to-use solution to enable student and staff daily health screenings... (Read More)

2020 SIIA CODiE Winner

ParentSquare Wins SIIA Education Technology 2020 CODiE Award in “Best Collaborative Community Solution for Educators” Category

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. May 28, 2020 — We are incredibly proud and humbled to win the 2020 SIIA CODiE Award for “Best Collaborative Community Solution for Educators.” Here's a BIG thank you to our schools and districts who use and love ParentSquare and have helped shape the platform into what it is today!... (Read More)

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ParentSquare wins the EdTech Award 2020 for Cool Tool: Parent/Student Solution Category

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. May 6, 2020 — ParentSquare, provider of the premier unified school-to-home engagement platform for K-12, was named by EdTech Awards 2020 as the Cool Tool Award Winner in the highly-competitive parent/student solution category. The US-based EdTech Awards program is the largest recognition program in all of education technology, recognizing the biggest names in edtech – and those who soon will be... (Read More)

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ParentSquare Partners with Learning Explorer to Bridge the Remote Learning Gap for K-12

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (PRWEB) April 21, 2020 — ParentSquare, provider of the premier unified school-to-home engagement platform for K-12, today announced their partnership with Learning Explorer to enable sharing of open educational resources through the ParentSquare platform, free of charge for all customers through the end of the 2019/20 school year... (Read More)

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ParentSquare Named SIIA Education Technology 2020 CODiE Award Finalist for Best Collaborative Community Solution for Educators

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (PRWEB) April 2, 2020 — ParentSquare, provider of a unified school-to-home engagement platform for K-12, today announced their selection as a 2020 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the Best Collaborative Community Solution for Educators category... (Read More)

ParentSquare Acquires Signal Kit

ParentSquare Acquires Signal Kit, Expanding Reach to 2 Million Students Nationwide

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (PRWEB) March 2, 2020 — ParentSquare Inc., today announced the acquisition of Signal Kit LLC, in a cash and equity deal. Both are providers of school-home communication tools for K12 schools and districts. Combined, the two companies will serve more than 2 million students nationwide, across 44 states, including close to 20% of all students in California... (Read More)

ParentSquare Recognized as Inventive Force in EdTech for School-Home Communication

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (PRWEB) January 15, 2020 — ParentSquare Inc, a provider of unified school-home communications, won the award for “Best Re-invention of a Classic Legacy Technology” presented by Tech & Learning magazine. ParentSquare was one of five winners nationwide for the category and the only school communication platform to win this award... (Read More)

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ParentSquare Leads New Wave in Communications with the ParentSquare Skill for Amazon Alexa

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (PRWEB) September 26, 2019 — ParentSquare Inc, provider of unified school-to-home communication, has announced its first Amazon Alexa skill. The skill will allow parents to use voice to access to school announcements, upcoming events, and other important information coming from school via Alexa-enabled devices and the Alexa App... (Read More)

Auto Notices

ParentSquare Introduces Auto Notices to Help Districts Send Personalized Student Notices to Families

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. (PRWEB) August 13, 2019 — ParentSquare has introduced a new feature that enables schools to send automated messages to parents with student-specific information. While ParentSquare’s platform already provided schools the ability to send notices regarding lunch balances and attendance, this new feature allows automatic, student-customized notices for any need... (Read More)

Secure Document Delivery

ParentSquare Releases Secure Document Delivery For School Report Cards, Progress Reports, and More

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. (PRWEB) June 18, 2019 — ParentSquare Inc., a provider of unified school-home communications, has launched Secure Document Delivery, a feature that allows schools to deliver important documents such as report cards to parents directly through the ParentSquare platform... (Read More)

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