Helpful Parent Engagement Resources
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Municipal School District (MSD) Wayne Township
The Problem: MSD Wayne Township wanted to improve their ability to reach families in their community. The district was committed to involving parents but unable to effectively measure the results of their efforts. With a student body representing over 60 countries, communicating in a parent’s preferred language was crucial to engaging them. Teachers and staff were stuck in a constant learning curve, as they used a myriad of tools and platforms for different kinds of communication. Parents were confused about where to look for information, since there were so many apps and services available.
The Solution: The district successfully rolled out ParentSquare’s cost-effective, user-friendly solution, to deliver 2-way, multi-language communication from the District Superintendent, all the way down to the classroom. After 4 months, Wayne Township has reached 98% parent contactability district-wide, something they were unable to track before. They are able to track message receipt and interactions across email, text, phone, and mobile app channels, and constantly improve their communications. English Language Learners involvement in their student’s school lives has skyrocketed, and teachers at every school report an ongoing, higher level of communication with classroom parents.
MERCED UNION HIGH
Public District, 1,200 students, 9-12, Merced, CA
“For years, we struggled to reach culturally diverse parents in the community. Now, with ParentSquare’s auto-language translation, we are on our way to reaching 100% of parents.”
Executive Director of
Technology and Innovation
Private, 1,600 students, K-12, Los Angeles, CA
“Things get hectic when your school uses 6 different tools to communicate with parents. ParentSquare’s platform is the easiest way to keep organized and communicate with parents.”
Vice President. Students and
Public School, 500 Students, K-5, Huntersville, NC
“Increasing parent engagement has always been a priority, but finding time to research a tool has been difficult. ParentSquare’s seamless setup made this an easy decision for us.”
Dos Pueblos High School
Santa Barbara, CA
The Problem: Dos Pueblos high school struggled to target messages to specific groups of parents like Spanish speaking parents, AVID, FRL, Engineering Academy etc. There was no easy way to update and manage email lists for parents in groups or to reach parents who did not have emails.
The Solution: In 5 months with ParentSquare, Dos Pueblos High increased their parent reach from 67% to 100%. They have been able to fix incorrect emails and send notifications via text to parents who do not use email, ensuring they reach their entire parent population. Administrators and teachers can also send targeted messages to specific groups of parents and keep them updated on classroom activities, keeping them in the loop.
Aspire Public Schools
CA and TN
Where our Community Stays Connected
4 Steps for Mastering Communication
7 Effective Habits for Building a Community
Engaging Today’s Families: Five Simple Principles
Saint Martin of Tours Catholic School
Los Angeles, CA
The Solution: With ParentSquare, St. Martin of Tours can manage all school to home communication on a single platform. Administrators, teachers, staff, and parents communicate, share pictures, request sign-ups, and much more all on ParentSquare. Now, administrators are able to manage and have full visibility into all school-to-home communication.