Salem-Keizer Public Schools is now using the ParentSquare platform for district, school and teacher communications, primarily with email, text and app notifications. ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each parent/guardian, using their preferred email address and phone number.
Download the app or log into the ParentSquare web portal using the contact email used for your child’s school.
What is ParentSquare?
ParentSquare is a simple-to-use platform that provides a safe way for everyone to connect. With ParentSquare, you’ll be able to:
- Receive messages from the district and school via email, text or app notification
- Choose to receive information as it comes or all at once at 6 p.m. daily
- Communicate in your preferred language
- Comment on school postings to engage in your school community
- Direct message teachers and staff
- Sign up for parent-teacher conferences
- And more all from your phone or web portal!
Learn more about ParentSquare
Frequently Asked Questions
You don’t have to take any action to receive emails, texts or phone calls. Our student information system syncs contact information directly with ParentSquare. If you want to utilize the app, simply download it from the app store and follow the prompts.
Yes. The first time that you log into the app or web portal, all of your students should automatically be listed in the upper lefthand corner. If you don’t see them, please contact your school office(s).
You can choose to receive messages via email, text, voice and/or the app. While you can opt out of any of these methods of communication, please note that the district has the discretion to override opt-outs for messages and alerts deemed urgent or important, including health and safety situations and attendance.
ParentSquare allows the district, schools and teachers to send messages in a variety of ways. One method is a post that would only go to your school’s “feed” in the ParentSquare app or web portal.
Your school or teacher also could choose to send that post to parents/guardians in the form of a text or email. Staff can choose to send a private message to one or more users.
For example, a school nurse might text you to ask a question about administering your student’s medication.
The third method is a “smart alert” sent at the district and school level — things like the district newsletter, messages from the superintendent and messages about back-to-school nights. They can be sent via text, email or phone call.
The final category is an “urgent smart alert.” These messages will be sent via text, email and phone call and include inclement weather notifications and health and safety issues.
Please check your spam to see if any ParentSquare messages ended up there and mark them as “Not Spam.”
Also add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email contacts so your server recognizes our messages.
If you still aren’t receiving emails, please contact us at email@example.com so that we can assist you.
Please go to parentsquare.com and on the login page, click “Forgot Password.” Put in your email or phone number, and you’ll be sent a link to reset your password.
If you wish to change your contact information, please contact your school or update the information through ParentVUE. ParentVUE syncs nightly with ParentSquare to update information.
You can customize your language settings by going to “My Account” and clicking “Change This” under language settings. From there, you can choose any language that you prefer from the drop-down menu, and you’ll start to receive content in that language. Here is a help article on how to change your language settings.
You can customize your notification settings by going to your homepage and clicking on your name in the top right corner and selecting “My Account” from the drop-down menu.
On your account page, you find your notification settings in the top right corner and click “Change This” to customize your notifications.
If you’re receiving too many notifications, try changing to “digest” setting, meaning you’ll only receive one condensed message in the evening. Here is a help article on changing your notification settings.
In order to change your sign up, you must delete your existing sign up and sign up again for the correct slot.
To delete your sign up, hover your mouse over your name, and you’ll see a trash can appear to the right of your name. Click on the trash can and your sign up will be removed. Then, you can click on the “Sign Up” button that corresponds with the correct slot.
You can contact your child’s teacher privately by using the direct messaging tool.
On the home page, click on “Messaging” in the left sidebar. From there, you can send a direct message to your child’s teacher that only you and the teacher can see.
You also can send messages to other staff members at the school, such as your child’s coaches and club leaders. You can send these messages in your preferred language; the messages will arrive to staff in English.
Here is a link to our help page on direct messaging.
If your plans change and you would like to change your RSVP, click on “Sign Ups and RSVPs” under the participation tab in the left sidebar. On this page, find the event that you had previously sent an RSVP for and click the green button that says “Change my RSVP” on the right side.
If your registration link expired, you’ll need a new one. Please contact your school office or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a new link to be sent to you.