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!

5 Replies
ItsOnlyDoug
PowerSchool Champion
PowerSchool Champion

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! 🙂

THARRIS2406
Journeyman

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

 

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