ParentSquare

ParentSquare

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 2.44.26
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: ParentSquare
  • Compatibility: Android
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4.6147
15,134 Ratings
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ParentSquare App

What is ParentSquare? ------------------------- ParentSquare is a safe and secure platform for all school-to-home communication. The two-way group messaging, private conversations, district-wide alerts and notices, and simple user interface keeps everyone connected, creating a vibrant school community. In today's ed-tech world, schools need a better communication system than relying on hard-to-track emails, lost flyers, missed robocalls, website updates that are never read, or piggybacking on SIS or LMS tools meant for student communication. ParentSquare brings the power of ed-tech revolution to the parents. It reverses the trend for disparate, one-way communication that keeps parents as 'spectators' to their child's education. Understanding the need for a whole-school adoption, we strive to keep an easy to use interface for ParentSquare, much like the social tools you are used to in today's online digital world. ParentSquare caters to every parent, including those who rarely use technology. ParentSquare for iOS ------------------------- With ParentSquare for iOS, parents can easily connect with teachers and staff at their children’s school from their iOS device. The app allows parents to: - View posts, appreciate and comment - Sign up for wish list items, volunteer, and RSVP and view your sign ups - Check dates for upcoming school and class events and add them to your device calendar - Send private messages (with attachments) to staff members (or other ParentSquare users*) in your school - Participate in group conversations - View posted pictures and files - View the directory of your child’s school* - View notices (attendance, cafeteria, library dues) - Respond to absences or tardies* - Purchase for goods and services offered for sale by the school * If allowed by your school's implementation

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ParentSquare app reviews

  • Confused 2/5

    By ang2127
    Why is there no options to delete or edit your own comment.
  • Not so good 2/5

    By fix it friend
    It keeps kicking you out when you trying to log in. It’s really slow when you try to go to the different pages and to your other kids schools and messages. Then, once you get to your desired page it freezes😒👎👎so disappointed I would delete it if I didn’t need it for my kids.
  • So helpful 5/5

    By soloved83
    I’m so glad for ParentSquare it’s so helpful keeping me updated with what’s going on in school. Less stress, thank you.
  • User Friendly 5/5

    By Mesmerey
    The app is easy to use, even my daughter can use it. The app also provides a lot of important information and updates.
  • Useless 1/5

    By jdjdkfkfkgkvmfk
    The way this is set up with our district, this app is useless, it only tells me what classes my children have and gives ability to email staff. I cannot see assignments, grades, attendance, or notes. What is the use of this app taking up storage space on my device? I can access email via other platforms much easier. I can see their same class schedule via “Canvas” and on canvas I can also see assignments, grades, attendance, and citizenship notes. This app is getting uninstalled with a quickness now that it’s been sitting idle and useless for nearly a month.
  • Great Communicator!! 4/5

    By Latina_22
    This is great!! I can see my daughter’s progress and even communicate privately with her teacher. Before I was using Remind and it had a lot of glitches but with Parent Square it notifies you by email and you read it privately or in a group on the site. Love it!
  • Keyboard offset 1/5

    By izzybellann
    Does me no good as a teacher or parent if I can’t log in. The keyboard is offset and half the keys are unavailable to use.
  • One stop multipurpose app! 3/5

    By EasyCommunication
    Great app for most school, parent and teacher communication. I liked the forms and way to post things. BIG LET DOWN: Not an efficient and quick way to text parents because: 1) Other apps like Class D_ _ _ , work just like a text so when you reply, you are sure to be replying to the specific person that sent you the message. You have to choose to send it to the group. In Parent Square, depending on the device you’re using, you could be “answering a parent’s text” but inadvertently be sending it to the whole group (from your entire class to the whole school!). 2) Teachers need QUICK and efficient ways to communicate with parents especially in these times when zoom links failed and a new link might have to be sent immediately while trying to answer frantic messages from parents that can’t get into your zoom.
  • Wrong school 1/5

    By 14milkweed
    You have me in the wrong school. No one can figure out how to change it!!!
  • Multiple children 3/5

    By Tashal02
    As a parent of 3 I find it frustrating that I get a notification then need to click on each child’s name to find the notification. I get that you don’t want info to get lost or missed but it would be nice to scroll through daily feed as well.
  • Love parent square 5/5

    By BrandyKP13
    Very user friendly and so nice getting to keep in contact with your child’s teacher and message any time of the day when you have questions! Great app!
  • The UX is bizarre 3/5

    By scatalogics
    There is a mountain of superfluous information and links on here, I can barely find what I need. The format of the emails I get when I get a message from a teacher is confusing and hard to follow, as well. I find it merely adequate.
  • I love it 5/5

    By Maggy707
    I love it, it is awesome this app
  • Completely Surprised 1/5

    By DW*3
    I am so surprised by the positive reviews. My District changed to Parent Square this year and absolutely hate it. I had great parent communication in the past using Class Dojo - easy to use and functional on a variety of devices. Parent Square is so convoluted and does not lend it self to easy use on an iPhone 11 at all. My attempts to reach out to their supposed amazing support team has been a joke. Chat was never available only to find out they had turned off the chat feature. When I emailed with an issue their literal response was that they hadn’t seen that issue before so it wasn’t a priority for them to help me resolve it. I really wish I could wrap my head around how people find Parent Square worthy of these positive reviews...for me it has been nothing but an absolute nightmare.
  • Parents of kids in elementary and high school 5/5

    By Bill abd Danielle
    This app has been so helpful particularly during this difficult time. Things seems to change so quickly and this app keeps us up to date with everything in on place!
  • It’s great 5/5

    By Maggy12678
    I love it, it’s a super easy way to receive communication from my student’s school!
  • This app is so stressful to use 1/5

    By Fghubb
    First , I get notifications through text and emails, I’m able to click and sends me straight to the app but when I want to go to the app and read again what the school sent i can’t find it, and it’s been going on every time, I happen to think this app has no use if I’m able to see school updates through text and emails and can never find them on the app. And now I was trying to check the app since I just got a new msg from school and the app just went black! I cant see anything I’ll probably have to un install and install again
  • Connectivity to multiple accounts 1/5

    By Dahomemom
    I can only get connected to one of 4 accounts. I have 3 children in 2 different schools and I work for the district and have an account for that side of things.
  • Visibility 5/5

    By Proud dad...
    Appreciate the new app. Gives us more visibility to notices, updates, etc. It’s more crucial than ever under the circumstances.
  • Multiple schools for children 4/5

    By MarisRey
    I have children in different schools and this has been a 1 stop shop of info for both schools! It’s really easy to use and I can select which school and posts I want to view at any given time. I do however, find there is a delay of when something is posted in the actual app and when I get the email alert about the update, this is why I rate it only a 4star rating. Other than that it’s a great tool for parent/teacher communication.
  • Great App! 5/5

    By ElenaVee
    As a parent it’s easy to use and a one stop shop for all of our teacher communication and scheduling.
  • Thank you 5/5

    By FBI$$1234
    Thank you for making ParentSquare it is super helpful.
  • Great app! 5/5

    By Ms Turiano
    Very useful and time saving for teachers!
  • Open communication 5/5

    By SignedMe
    This app offers so much to both parents and teachers my latest use is turning in late homework for my daughter .. simplicity is best and this app is just that .. Love It ...
  • Reply option 4/5

    By astaresolaris
    I don’t love that when I get an email from the teachers I can’t just hit Reply. There is a Reply button! But in small print below that it says please don’t Reply etc.
  • Love this app! 5/5

    By Ashmtown
    As a parent, I love this app! I love being able to re-read older posts without searching through hundreds of emails. I enjoy how informed I feel about my daughters school and district!
  • Great app 4/5

    By TRChurchFam
    My only complaint is there is not an easy way to print a post from the app.
  • LRHS 4/5

    By ThreatJohnson
    I like the app a lot. I like the instant connection with teachers and the school. I do wish it had my Child’s counselor on there. Otherwise, great!!!! 👏🏼👍🏼
  • Patent square 5/5

    By barb dunn
    I wished we could delete last years post it makes it confusing and wish new messages were on top it to me a while to navigate but I got it finally Thanks to the teachers who helped me out with all of my questions
  • Parents square 5/5

    By lettecia cazzaress
    Thanks for doing this is very. Nice the try the best for the kids and for the parents is a lot help for all information the you gave it to us thanks for you’re services ..
  • I love it because you get all information 5/5

    By Mrs.T Jackson
    I love it because everything you need it’s right there no ParentSquare. Love it Love it
  • crashes after one sentence in a message 1/5

    By Stringsteacher
    Trying to write a message in this app is one of the most frustrating parts of my job as a teacher. And I teach beginning strings to 9-yr olds on ZOOM! Also, can you search posts? I can never find anything. It’s a great idea, but I try to avoid it when I can. Thanks!
  • Very helpful 5/5

    By M. Esparza
    I love this app, you are kept up to date on everything going on in school. Permission slips and everything that needs to be signed can be done on this website.
  • Good, but not able to save/download videos. 4/5

    By Kimi in Carpinteria
    This app is good, but I am not able to save video attachments.
  • Loving This New App ! 5/5

    By Kristen 827
    Love, Love, Love !!!!
  • Love this App 5/5

    By umpq bank
    As an administrator and a parent, this app. Is great. It is very easy to use and has many great features. The staff are also great at getting back to you in a very timely manner and very willing to help solve your issues.
  • Amazing 4/5

    By scooty scootters
    It’s great I just don’t like that you can’t pin an announcement so it stays at the top.
  • Effective interactive tool 4/5

    By Odannyboy1974
    I like being able to interact with teachers and get updates. I am still learning the multiple uses
  • Awful 1/5

    By stacey savage 987
    Absolute worst 0 out of 0.
  • Could be better 2/5

    By breadboy24
    Not the easiest to fallow and look up posts on. Only notifies me on some of the post. Nothing came across on notifications about year book sales and prices going up. It was a very short window for purchasing at lower price. As usual Liberty Ranch falls short on notifications to parents, but this better than last year where it was almost non existent.
  • Confusing 1/5

    By naug dad
    The app is very confusing, doesn’t always show the option your looking for until you close and re-open it and often times leads me in circles looking for something.
  • Easy 4/5

    By pbrewyet
    Quite easy to use.
  • User friendly/ improves communication 5/5

    By Alittook
    I am a teacher and Parent Square is a great way to communicate with parents, schedule meetings, and provide resources to parents. I am way more organized thanks to parent square. I love that I can see which parents have read my newsletter, and that I can have parents RSVP to evening meetings and gatherings. I upload photographs of my students work to share with the parents weekly and it helps everyone to stay connected. During distance learning I have used the Resource Hub to provide parents with helpful articles, recordings of me singing and telling stories and I have uploaded important documents that parents need to fill out.
  • So easy to use 5/5

    By no ,ore
    I simply love this app....
  • Glitchy 4/5

    By AA 11
    I can’t see any posts if I don’t access it from an email or a message. The app alone won’t open the page to posts. I deleted and re downloaded the app twice and still the same problem
  • Love it as a teacher and a parent 5/5

    By E. Mc...
    This app has lots of great options (online permission slips, easy conference sign ups [wish I could offer different times on different days, but I found a work around], posting files and photos etc). It takes playing with it a bit to truly get the most of everything it offers. I would like to be able to sort the messages in my feed or delete them off my feed (without deleting them off someone else’s feed) when they aren’t pertinent to me. Our school of 600+, preK-8th grade, in-person and homeschool, students uses this app for all its communication and no one ever says we need to communicate better anymore!! It has truly revolutionized our communication, but we also have a communications director who works tirelessly to train new teachers and families when they get stuck. PS has the flexibility, technology and options to address almost any communication need a school could have, but until most of the community buys into it, you need someone who will be available to answer questions and concerns. No matter how intuitive technology is a lot of people still need the extra instruction (I was one of those people 3 years ago when we first started using PS). Now I love exploring what I can do with it.
  • Parents square 1/5

    By Maccatino
    I am not happy with this app. I have multiple children and it doesn’t seem to think that those more than one teacher is necessarily to communicate with. I have tried to fix the problem by doing what it says but I still have 1 child on this thing and I can’t talk to the other teachers. Also it repeats the emails that the school or district sends I don’t need to see things twice on two platforms
  • Easy communication 5/5

    By Abdussaboor
    So easy to get info from my three children’s schools!
  • Good 5/5

    By chair pillow table
    It helps me get notified when there is events and reports from teachers! I can also see post by the district and how my students can access assignments!

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