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ParentSquare

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Sycamore Community School District 427 uses ParentSquare for school communication via email, text, and app notifications. This unified communications platform keeps parents and guardians informed and encourages greater engagement and connection with the Sycamore Community School District 427.

ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each parent, using their preferred email address and phone number. We encourage parents to access their accounts and update their preferences on when and how they are notified.

Please visit ParentSquare.com to register or download the app today (available for free for iOS and Android devices). This app centralizes district and school communications pertaining to your student(s) and allows parents/guardians to customize their notification settings.

Here’s what you can do with ParentSquare:

  • Receive district messages via email, text or app notification

  • Communicate in your preferred language with two-way translation

  • Choose to receive information instantly when it's sent out, or all at once in one daily message at your preferred time of day

  • Share photos and files

  • Schedule parent-teacher conferences (elementary schools)

  • and much more . . . all in one centralized place!

Q: What is ParentSquare?
A:  ParentSquare, is a new communication platform that will allow the Sycamore Community School District 427 to unify all parent and guardian communication from the district, schools, and classrooms in one place. Click here to watch a short video.  (Video en español)

Q: Do I have to use ParentSquare on my SmartPhone?
A:
No, if you prefer, you can navigate to https://www.parentsquare.com/signin from a computer and do all of the same ParentSquare activities.

Q: How do I change my communication preferences in ParentSquare?

A: Browser

  • From Home, click your name in the top-right corner and select My Account.
  • Select Notification Settings on the left.
  • Choose your preferred Notification Settings for General Announcements & Messages (Off, Instant, or Digest) and School Alerts (On or Off).

Mobile App

  • From Home, tap the Menu (triple bars) on the top left.

  • Select Account.

  • Select Notifications.

  • Use the toggle to turn on or off notifications by email, text, and app.

  • Select Instant or Digest for each mode. 

Q: How do I change my language preferences in ParentSquare?

A: Browser

  • From Home, click your name at the top-right and select My Account.
  • On the left, select Language Settings.
  • Click the drop-down menu and select your language and click Save.

Mobile App

  • From Home, tap the Menu (triple bars) and on the top-left select Account.

  • Select Preferences.

  • Select Language.

  • Scroll through the list and tap on your language.

Q: Do I need to join ParentSquare in order to receive district communications?

A: No. However, joining ParentSquare is strongly encouraged. What a registered user can see and have access to and what a non-registered user can see and have access to will be different. For a detailed list of registered vs. non-registered please click here to view an article on registration settings. 

Q: How do I find the ParentSquare app?
A: The app is free for all users. To download, search for “ParentSquare” on your mobile device’s App Store.

Q: Will all teachers be using ParentSquare for home-to-school communication this year?

A: ParentSquare will be the main source of communication for district and building -level communications. However, this method of communication might not be utilized by all classrooms.

Q: Other questions?

A: Please reach out to us at communications@syc427.org or (815) 899-8100.