Hilmar High School uses ParentSquare for school communication, primarily with email, text and app notifications. ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each parent, using their preferred email address and phone number. We encourage parents to access their accounts so they can download the mobile app and update their preferences on when and how they are notified.
ParentSquare is a safe, secure, and modern approach to communication and collaboration between school and home.
What is ParentSquare
ParentSquare is a unified communication platform that offers a whole host of tools which allows district, school administrators and teachers to more effectively communicate and engage with families and students. Some features include:
Download the FREE ParentSquare app for iOS or Android
Use the camera on your phone to scan these QR codes - it takes you directly to the App or Google Play store.
Then make sure to read the section below for helpful hints on sucessfully registering for Parentsquare.
Registration & Notifications for ParentSquare
TWO MAIN THINGS FOR PARENTS TO DO
1 Register/sign up for ParentSquare
Registering with the app:
Enter your email or cell phone number. The email and/or cell phone number must match what is in the school's information system or database.** See below.
Registering on the web/internet:
CIn the box labeled REGISTER enter your email or phone number and click '“Get Started”.** The email and/or cell phone number must match what is in the school's information system or database.
**** If the email or phone number is not recognized by ParentSquare, parents should call the school office attendance/registar’s clerk and ask them to update their contact information.
2 Manage Your Notification Settings
ParentSquare allows users to customize their notifications based on notification type and select their preferred delivery method for each school.
The Instant setting will send all post notifications in real-time.
The Digest setting sends direct messages, alerts, and time-sensitive posts instantly, but sends all non-time sensitive posts at the end of the day, reducing the number of notifications you receive daily. (We recommend the Digest setting.)
NOTE: If you register an email and cell phone, the system will set your email as the default notification type. To get notifications from your phone you MUST access the notifications section of your account and choose either instant or digest to turn it on.
(Note: The section on notifications in the video below sarts at the 1:25 mark)
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