Is there a way to automatically notify parents about an absence?

Caritorisso
Journeyman

Is there a way to automatically notify parents about an absence?

Hi!

I'm new at Power School, and I'm trying to find a way to automatically notify parents via email when their student is absent.Thanks!

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ItsOnlyDoug
PowerSchool Mentor
PowerSchool Mentor

Parent notifications isn't part of the core product. We use a 3rd party communications systems and our attendance secretary runs a report of those kids to send mass calls to the group.



Doug Skinner

District Instructional Data Officer
Gateway Regional School District



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Caritorisso
Journeyman

Thanks Doug! 🙂

lthorne
PowerSchool Mentor
PowerSchool Mentor

We worked with our automated call system to create scripts to send certain types of calls to go out when students reached certain thresholds.  This was not done through PowerSchool, but through the auto-call vendor, who pulled the attendance daily via an auto-send from PowerSchool that they then ran their script on to auto-call those who met certain criteria. 

Caritorisso
Journeyman

Thanks for your reply! 🙂

ZainabP
Journeyman

Hi, Can you please specify the auto call service name? It would be great if we can set that up for our school.

CindyOp
Community Support Expert
Community Support Expert

Hi @ZainabP,

Thank you for posting in our PowerSchool Community!

 

As others have shared, there are various communication systems, such as School Messenger, that can work with you to set up the attendance data to send notifications through their systems.

 

PowerSchool has recently acquired a product that provides mass communication, two-way communication, attendance, and engagement technology. If you are interested in exploring this option, you can learn more about Kinvolved here.

 

We recommend that you work with your district system administrator or district leaders to review the various programs to find the one that works best for your district.

 

If we can continue to help, please let us know!

 


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THARRIS2406
Hobbyist

Our district uses SchoolMessenger. Parents are notified every evening around 5:00 based on the absences created in PowerSchool. 

 

school messenger

ItsOnlyDoug
PowerSchool Mentor
PowerSchool Mentor

Same for us. 



Doug Skinner

District Instructional Data Officer
Gateway Regional School District



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THARRIS2406
Hobbyist

We use SchoolMessenger