Want to know what's going on in your child's classroom?
Remind101 is a service that provides a safe way for teachers to text message or email students and parents. Using Remind101, teachers can engage their students and parents more effectively without needing to know their phone number and without having to give their phone number out.
How does it work?
Great question! First, a teacher adds his/her class, which generates a unique code. The teacher then shares that code with students or parents. At that point, any student or parent who sends a text message with the code will be "subscribed" to the teacher's class. Any time a teacher sends a message from Remind101, all the students or parents subscribed will receive it.
How do parents sign up?
Students and parents sign up for notifications by sending a text message with a teacher's class code (e.g. text @code to 555-555-5555). They may also sign up by sending an email to the teacher's code (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org). The medium they sign up with determines how they will receive notifications. So if a student signs up from her phone, she will receive text messages. Likewise, a parent who emails in will receive messages via email.
Each fifth grade teacher has a separate account, so you will need to sign up for each class.
Agendas will still come home each night with information, and parents will need to use them for communication with the teacher as well.
Parents and Guardians--our new website provides a very useful tool for you to stay up-to-date with Polk School District's news and events--it is the E-Communication Tool. You can find this to the left in our Quick Links. Please take the time to sign up to receive email or text message alerts regarding pertinent information.