What’s It Like? ParentSquare aims to improve communication, organization, and engagement between parents and schools. Parents can access posts, events, photos, files, and a directory on the site. School administrators and teachers can post polls and use two-way messaging via the Web, email, and text messages. For a fee, users can send voice messages via text to parents. In the posts, administrators can see how many parents viewed the post, ask for items, request volunteers, get RSVPs, or even fundraise. Events are integrated right into the school calendar.
Graphite Rating: 4/5
Price: Varies by need
Pros: An entire school community can use this tool for communication and engagement.
Cons: Although it touts a one-stop communication tool, there is no online gradebook, which would be a great addition.
Bottom line: A cool way to help schools streamline communication among administrators, teachers, and parents.