Unified technology platform gives families access to communications from their children’s district, schools, and teachers in one place, with options to specify how and when they are notified
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 to stay engaged in their child’s education. ParentSquare, the award-winning unified school-to-home communications platform for K-12 education, will now be available for the district’s staff and the families of its 41,000 students to use for the 2021-22 school year.
ParentSquare is the only fully unified technology platform that engages every family with school communications and communications-based services—all the way from the district office to the classroom teacher, and all in one place. With ParentSquare’s intuitive, two-way communications platform, Beaverton district and school officials can now involve all families and help overcome language or socioeconomic barriers, while maintaining the highest standards of privacy and security.
ParentSquare offers translation to more than 100 languages, and app, email, text, voice, and web portal access for equitable communication district wide. It also features extensive integrations with student information and other critical administrative systems, and single sign-on capabilities.
“We are excited about the abilities in ParentSquare that will help us connect with families,” said Beaverton’s Chief Information Officer, Steve Langford. “Addressing equity is a pillar in our strategic plan, and the ability to connect with our families in their home language is critical to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for our community.”
As the district moves forward with ParentSquare, Beaverton families will be able to keep track of communications such as news, activities, and events from all their children’s schools in one place. They can receive alerts, complete forms and permission slips, sign up for parent-teacher conferences, check grades and attendance, RSVP for events, and more. School staff and parents can also participate in one-to-one and group messaging with real-time language translation.
For information on ParentSquare, please visit www.parentsquare.com.