This functionality allows you you to create and edit a custom group of parents. Educators have created groups to send messages to parents of students enrolled in afterschool programming, positive reinforcement group and upcoming events.
You are able to create groups by manually adding the parents through the send message page, OR by uploading a .csv file. Here's a step-by-step of how you can do both.
To manually add parents/students:
Step 1: Click on the "Sent Message" page:
Step 2: Open the Parent Directory, and chose the parent contacts by clicking on the "+" next to the parent OR by typing the parents or students name in the search bar:
OR, type in the names of the parents or students:
Step 3: Once you've selected all contacts, scroll down and click on 'Create a group'.
⭕ NOTE: You can then type the name of the group in to 'To' field to message the group:
Step 4: Your groups can be found in your "Groups" tab.
To upload a group through a .csv file:
Step 1: Click on the "Groups" under your directories:
Step 2: Click on "Add a group" via the button at the top right corner:
Step 3: Upload a .csv file with the student ID, first name and last name. Please download a sample template if you would like more guidance.
⭕ NOTE: You can always edit the group, just click on the group name
And you will see options to edit via the upper right hand corner buttons:
: Once the group
is created you would be able to filter all parents in the send message page by groups
in the same way that you can filter by course
or grade level