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Help Guides & Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to ParentSquare. Here's a quick start guide for teachers.

Download the Teacher Checklist for Getting Started with ParentSquare to check off the items as you go. Download

    • How can I add or remove students from my class?

      Admin have the ability to add and remove students from classes. Teachers will need to work with Admin to assist with completing this action. In most cases, the SIS will be the source of truth in order to make this happen. For Admin: Here is a help article on adding and removing students from your class.

    • Can I add a room parent or classroom assistant to my class? 

      Yes, if you would like to add a room parent to your class please visit Admin > Data Assistant > Classes.  Here is a help article on assigning a room parent to a class.

    • I am in charge of a club or sport, can I communicate with just those parents even if their children are not in my class?

      Teachers do not have the ability to create groups with students who are not in their class. These groups will be added into PowerSchool with the sponsor added to the group.  This will allow you to communicate with parents.

    • How do I create a conference sign up for multiple classes and/or groups?

      From Home > New Post drop-down > Appointment Sign Ups and input the information according to your preferences, deleting any time slots that don't work for you. To complete the post, in the To field, select the classes and groups that you want to sign up.  Here is a help article on appointment/conference sign ups.

    • Is it possible to contact a few of my students' parents/guardians privately?

      If you would like to contact a few of your parents/guardians without posting to the entire class, please use the Direct Messages feature. Select Messages from the left sidebar on the homepage. Here, you can select either a single parent to message, or multiple parents. Just begin typing their name in the recipient field, and they will appear as an option. If you select more than one recipient, the choice will come up to have it as a private message or a group message. A private message will create individual threads to each recipient, whereas a group message will create one thread where all recipients can communicate. Here is a help article on Direct Messaging.

    • I am doing a project in my class and I need parent/guardian volunteers and items for our project. Can I ask for these on ParentSquare? 

      ParentSquare offers the capability to ask for both parent/guardian volunteers and items. Click New Post and create a post about your class project. Then, in the left sidebar you can select both Ask for Items and Request Volunteers. Input the items you need and how many as well as how many volunteers you need and what activities they will be doing. Once you are finished, click Post Now and watch your sign up fill up. Here is a help article on creating sign ups and volunteer lists.

    • Can I manually add a parent/guardian to a sign-up? 

      Yes, if you have parents/guardians who have contacted you about a sign up but have not signed up in ParentSquare, you can add these users manually. Go to the post with the sign up. In the post, click Add Someone under the Sign Up button next to the time slot or item. Search for the user, highlight their name and click Save!