Parent-Teacher Communication Tools
The following are some of our favorite tools for improving the school-home connection for teachers and administrators. Parents can subscribe to receive updates.
Seesaw - pisd.edu/seesaw
For Prek-5th grade, Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio. Seesaw empowers students of any age to create, reflect, collaborate and share. Families have been invited (automatically) to Seesaw to keep them in the loop about their child’s learning, and easily communicate between school and home.
Smore - smore.com
A user-friendly, FREE online newsletter in which parents can subscribe to receive email notifications when educators update it with new information.
Remind - remind.com
Remind gives educators the ability to compose a one-way mass text via their website and/or app while keeping personal information private. It's very easy to use and parents can subscribe to receive text updates. It will not show personal phone numbers.
Google Classroom Guardian Summaries
Parent/guardian email address can be added by the teacher to each student's account. They will receive an email with subscription options for either a daily or weekly email with a "guardian summary". More details on how to do this are on our Google Classroom page: https://www.pisd.edu/Page/15731
Principals and campus Public Relations Liaisons have login information for their social media accounts (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram) on which to advertise school events, news, and parent/student notifications.
Students and parents can subscribe to and follow school accounts on any device. Be sure to read and understand the Plano ISD Social Media Guidelines (on this page) before posting material to any social media account.