District and School Communications to Parents
SLUSD places great importance on communication as we work together, with our parent community, to continually improve our schools and ensure student success.
We know that everyone prefers certain types of communication, and we have developed several to accommodate all families in our district: emails, text messages, phone calls and postal mail.
However, we cannot provide parents with communication if we do not have their needed contact information on file at our schools. It is very important for all parents to provide ALL of these on the student emergency form at the beginning of each school year: mailing address, mobile and home phone numbers, and email address.
SLUSD uses ParentSquare for auto-communications using primarily text messages and emails. A ParentSquare account is automatically created for each parent, using their preferred email address and mobile phone number. Parents are encouraged to register their ParentSquare accounts so that they can set preferences for the type of message they want to receive and how often.
Here’s what you can do with ParentSquare:
- Receive messages from the school via email, text or app notification
- Choose to receive information as it comes or all at once at 6pm daily
- Communicate in your preferred language
- Comment on school postings to engage in your school community
- Direct message teachers, staff and other parents
- Participate in group messages
- Sign up for parent-teacher conferences with smart online technology
- Send payments, sign forms & permission slips, receive report cards, sign up to volunteer and more all from your phone or web portal
HOW TO STAY INFORMED
Provide your contact information to your school at the beginning of each school year (fill out the Student Emergency Information Form in the student information packet).
When you receive notifications, you can choose how you want to be contacted. You can opt-out of the communication method you do not want. Note: opting out of a communication method will be applied to both district and school messages.