Santa Barbara, CA - ParentSquare's mission is to help schools communicate easily and effectively with parents. Schools are encouraged to go beyond communication centered around logistics such as back to school night, early dismissals, forms and flyers that need to be completed, absences and late buses. ParentSquare incorporates communication about everyday learning that happens in the classroom, on field trips, on the playground and after school. Working with teachers across a diverse set of schools, ParentSquare learned that many hesitate to send messages home primarily because they are not effectively able to reach ELL families who do not speak English. Although teachers understand the importance of communication, they do not want to leave any family behind.
To address the needs of ELL families, ParentSquare is happy to announce the addition of over one hundred languages to its intelligent content translation capabilities this month. Now all stakeholders posting a message on ParentSquare can simply check a box to automatically include translated content.
Here’s How it Works
A school can choose a default second language so that the majority of the second language population does not have to explicitly make that choice. Parents who desire a language different from English or the school’s default second language can select their own language from their accounts page. It’s that easy!! For schools that integrate with ParentSquare via their SIS, parent language setting is automatically picked from the SIS.
ParentSquare is incredibly excited about providing multiple languages and what that represents: another step towards engaging every family and involving every parent.
ParentSquare is a simple and secure platform for school-to-home communication. The two-way messaging, online participation and simple user interface keeps everyone connected and engaged, creating a vibrant school community. Read more on our blog at theblog.parentsquare.com . Join the discussion on Twitter: @ParentSquare and Facebook: www.facebook.com/Parentsquare
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