You can send an email or text/app message asking for a parent to inform you in writing that they give their consent for an action or activity. To do this via the web version of Schoolcomms click the envelope message icon on left hand icon bar.
Select Send a Message on the left-hand side of the screen.
There are two tabs at the top; Email or Text. Please select the Email tab.
To select recipients, click Select Recipients in the Send to drop down box. A pop up will appear with individual contacts or groups listed in the left column. Click on an individual/group name and then click Parents of or Staff/students. The recipients will appear on the right-hand side.
Click Confirm for the selected contacts to appear in the email/text.
If you have some pre-existing templates you can choose to use one of these for your message by clicking Select a Template, alternatively you can type the message content directly into the text box.
If you don’t have any templates created, you can create them for future use by clicking Create Template under the Template Actions on the right-hand side. Here you will be able to add any text or images you would like to include, as well as giving your template a name so that it is easily identifiable. Once you have Saved your new template, it will be accessible to all users within the Templates list.
Once you have typed your message, you may want to attach documents to your email. Clicking the Attach button will allow you to add documents from your computer.
When you have typed your message, it is now ready to send. On the right-hand side, you can decide when to send your email;
Send Now – This will immediately send the completed email to your selected contacts.
Send Later – This will allow you to diarise the completed email to your selected contacts, to be sent on a date and time in the future.
Once you click Send Now, Schoolcomms will ask you to confirm if you are sure you want to send this email. Clicking Yes will send the message immediately. Clicking No will close the dialogue and the message will allow you to edit the message.
Email responses from parents will either go back to your schools dedicated email inbox, or the inbox of the user sending the message. Where responses are received will depend upon your User Account settings.