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November 30, 2011

ParentLink Unveils Newest iPhone Applications for Parents


Allowing parents to have access to their children’s grades, assignments, attendance, and more, ParentLink has released its newest iPhone (News - Alert) applications for K-12 users of the ParentLink communication service.

Piloting several advanced ParentLink modules that bring even more functionality to the mobile apps, Hemet Unified School District has been a ParentLink customer for several years. The new Mobile Parent app gives parents a single location where they can view or hear messages, as well as have access to a host of information relating to their child's education. Parents can also instantly contact teachers or view a directory containing the phone number and address of every school in the district, besides being able to view their children's classes, grades, assignments and attendance.

“We were first to market with our mobile parent app when it was launched earlier in the year and both of these mobile apps have been extremely well received," said Mark Child, VP of Marketing at ParentLink. "With the addition of such important features as grades and attendance, these apps are even more powerful. And to see how Hemet is using them to such tremendous effect is extremely rewarding. Hemet administrators are saving time by using the Mobile Admin app.”

Apart from allowing the parents to know when a teacher updates a child's grade or when a child receives a grade below a certain pre-set threshold, parents can set alerts so they will be notified the instant their child has a missing assignment, or receives a low score. With the help of their iPhone, the new app makes it significantly easier for parents to know exactly what is going on with their child's education.

Recently, the company launched TruSend, its e-mail tools for users of the ParentLink communication platform. TruSend will enable schools to benefit from additional tools that improve the quality of appearance, delivery and management of e-mail messages. A set of e-mail templates and advanced editing tools to create messages and e-mail newsletters are offered as part of TruSend. With these templates and tools.


Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.
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