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Community engagement

Using public social media for school communication is dangerous. Edsby, the world’s best K-12 parent engagement system, lets families see what’s happening with their kids at school with a single, secure app.

Everything about a child’s education, in real time

Edsby shows parents what each of their children is doing and how they’re doing. It pulls together up-to-the-minute information, including grades, homework due and attendance, and the specifics of what is being taught in each class each day.

Edsby shows each child’s school calendar

Edsby knows about and shares the timetable for a parent’s kids, including custom day cycles and period schedules, as well as information on important upcoming tests, events, assignments, field trips or other appointments. Edsby will remind parents when they need to do something. It even knows about club and sports games events. It’s a great reference to have when booking doctor’s appointments and holidays.

Edsby’s calendar is optimized for printing, too. Daily, weekly and monthly calendars can be printed and stuck on the fridge.

Safe parental communication and engagement

Edsby gives parents a secure way to communicate, in both directions, with the professionals shaping their children’s education, courtesy of an advanced permissions & access control system. Parents can view important news from the school and district. Teachers can contact parents without having to manage email addresses or cryptic codes sent home. Edsby pulls contact information from the school’s systems. It even has electronic field trip approvals and parent-teacher meetings booking built-in.

Electronic portfolios

Built-in electronic portfolios allow students to share their best work with their classes, teachers and parents.

Modern family relationships

Edsby has sophisticated definitions of parents, relatives and guardians.

Connect with other parents

If the district enables it, parents can participate in online groups with other parents for sports or other special interest groups.

One app to rule them all

Because Edsby is installed by the school district and used by ALL a kids’ teachers, parents can do away with the mishmash of websites, social media sites and apps individual teachers may used in the past for parent communication. Parents just need Edsby—and just one login, no matter how many children they have or what school in the district they’re in.

edsby-parents

Edsby is a great software package. I have implemented it for 100% of my work and look forward to using it for our report cards.
Scott Pillon, Technology Teacher / Greater Essex County District School Board
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