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CCSD Message: CCSD Use of ParentSquare

Posted On: Thursday, July 29, 2021

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CCSD this school year will begin using the ParentSquare messaging system for Principal communications. 

This system will be used by Principals to send messages for their school, such as newsletters, updates and reminders, to all parents.  Principals also will use this system to notify parents if there has been a positive COVID-19 case in their child’s class and to monitor for symptoms.  ParentSquare also will be used, beginning in mid-August, to send the weekly progress reports for attendance and grades to all parents.

Teachers will not use ParentSquare for communications; they will continue to use the Canvas learning management system for communications with students and parents.  If you have not already created a parent account in Canvas, please follow the instructions posted online at https://bit.ly/CCSDcanvashelp.  CCSD will continue to use the School Messenger system for emergency notifications for schools and the school district as a whole.

ParentSquare sends “do not reply” emails.  If you have a question after reading a ParentSquare message, please call your child’s school or email the Principal or appropriate staff member; email addresses for all staff members are posted on each school’s website.

In addition to receiving ParentSquare messages from your child’s Principal by email, ParentSquare also offers a free app that you can download from your mobile phone’s app store.  The icon is a grey square with a colored dot at each corner.  The app allows you to change your notification preferences to email, text and/or app messages; add additional contact information; and change language preferences.  It also allows you to decide if you want these messages Instantly, as soon as they are sent, or if you prefer the Digest feature, which allows you to receive all messages together later in the day.  Please be advised that if you turn off receiving messages through ParentSquare, you will not receive timely important messages from your child’s Principal.

If you experience any technical difficulties using ParentSquare, please email parentsquare@cherokee.incidentiq.com.

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