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Municipal School District (MSD) Wayne Township

DISTRICT

Public

STUDENTS

16,000

GRADES

PK-12

LOCATION

Indianapolis, Indiana

The Problem: MSD Wayne Township wanted to improve their ability to reach families in their community. The district was committed to involving parents but unable to effectively measure the results of their efforts. With a student body representing over 60 countries, communicating in a parent’s preferred language was crucial to engaging them. Teachers and staff were stuck in a constant learning curve, as they used a myriad of tools and platforms for different kinds of communication. Parents were confused about where to look for information, since there were so many apps and services available.

The Solution: The district successfully rolled out ParentSquare’s cost-effective, user-friendly solution, to deliver 2-way, multi-language communication from the District Superintendent, all the way down to the classroom. After 4 months, Wayne Township has reached 98% parent contactability district-wide, something they were unable to track before. They are able to track message receipt and interactions across email, text, phone, and mobile app channels, and constantly improve their communications. English Language Learners involvement in their student’s school lives has skyrocketed, and teachers at every school report an ongoing, higher level of communication with classroom parents.

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MERCED UNION HIGH
SCHOOL DISTRICT

Public District, 1,200 students, 9-12, Merced, CA

“For years, we struggled to reach culturally diverse parents in the community. Now, with ParentSquare’s auto-language translation, we are on our way to reaching 100% of parents.”

Constantino Aguilar

Constantino Aguilar
Executive Director of
Technology and Innovation

BRIGHT STAR
SCHOOLS

Private, 1,600 students, K-12, Los Angeles, CA

“Things get hectic when your school uses 6 different tools to communicate with parents. ParentSquare’s platform is the easiest way to keep organized and communicate with parents.”

Marni Parsons

Marni Parsons
Vice President. Students and
Family Services

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TORRENCE CREEK
ELEMENTARY

Public School, 500 Students, K-5, Huntersville, NC

“Increasing parent engagement has always been a priority, but finding time to research a tool has been difficult. ParentSquare’s seamless setup made this an easy decision for us.”

Leah Davis

Leah Davis
Principal

Dos Pueblos High School Case Study

Dos Pueblos High School

SCHOOL

Public

STUDENTS

2,500

GRADES

9-12

LOCATION

Santa Barbara, CA

The Problem: Dos Pueblos high school struggled to target messages to specific groups of parents like Spanish speaking parents, AVID, FRL, Engineering Academy etc. There was no easy way to update and manage email lists for parents in groups or to reach parents who did not have emails.

The Solution: In 5 months with ParentSquare, Dos Pueblos High increased their parent reach from 67% to 100%. They have been able to fix incorrect emails and send notifications via text to parents who do not use email, ensuring they reach their entire parent population. Administrators and teachers can also send targeted messages to specific groups of parents and keep them updated on classroom activities, keeping them in the loop.

Aspire Public Schools

SCHOOL

Public

STUDENTS

2,500

GRADES

9-12

LOCATION

CA and TN

The Problem: Aspire Public Schools, one of the nation’s highest performing low-income school systems struggled to reach and engage their culturally diverse families. They needed a secure, easy-to-use solution that could help reach all their families and help build a stronger school community.
The Solution: Aspire Public Schools adopted ParentSquare, opening up the lines for two-way, constant and consistent communication with families, helping them feel valued and fully committed to school goals and values. With ParentSquare, Aspire has been able to build a stronger, more involved school community, reaching over 95% of families in all 40 of their different locations.

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Saint Martin of Tours Case Study

Saint Martin of Tours Catholic School

SCHOOL

Private

STUDENTS

345

GRADES

TK-8

LOCATION

Los Angeles, CA

The Problem: St. Martin of Tours Catholic School had too many methods of communication and no easy way to integrate them. The school shared content through the website, Google groups, emails, robo-calls, and much more. Although those methods seemed to work separately, it was difficult for the school to ensure consistent, reliable and timely communication with all families.

The Solution: With ParentSquare, St. Martin of Tours can manage all school to home communication on a single platform. Administrators, teachers, staff, and parents communicate, share pictures, request sign-ups, and much more all on ParentSquare. Now, administrators are able to manage and have full visibility into all school-to-home communication.

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