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ParentSquare for school communications

ParentSquare iconFonda-Fultonville Central School District uses ParentSquare for school communications with email, text and app notifications. ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each parent, using their preferred email address and phone number. We encourage parents to access their accounts so they can download the mobile app and update their preferences on when and how they are notified.

What is ParentSquare and how is it different from Parent Portal?

Great question! If you are a parent, you will want access to both of these. Below is a summary of how each is used.

Parent Portal is part of our student information system and can be used by parents to access information like grades, attendance, report cards, schedules and discipline. More information on Parent Portal can be found by clicking here.

ParentSquare is a communication tool, and can be used by parents to receive news, messages and updates from teachers and the school district. Keep reading below to find out more.

Here’s what you can do with ParentSquare:

  • Receive messages from the school via email, text or app notification.
  • Choose to receive information as it comes or all at once at 6 p.m. daily.
  • Communicate in your preferred language.
  • Comment on school postings to engage in your school community.
  • Direct message teachers, staff and other parents.
  • Participate in group messages.
  • Sign up for parent-teacher conferences with smart online technology.
  • Send payments, sign forms and permission slips, receive report cards, sign up to volunteer and more all from your phone or web portal.

Frequently Asked Questions for Families

My email is correct in ParentSquare. Why am I not receiving emails?

Please check your spam to see if any ParentSquare messages ended up there, and mark them as “Not Spam.” Also add donotreply@parentsquare.com to your email contacts so your server recognizes our messages. If you still are not receiving emails, please contact us at support@parentsquare.com so we can assist you.

How can I add another child to my account? How can I add another school to my account?

If you wish to add another child to your account, you will have to ensure your school’s information system has registered your contact information and you are associated with your child. ParentSquare will always reflect the most current information we have received from the school’s information system.

How do I change my password?

Please go to parentsquare.com and on the login page click “Forgot Password.” Put in your email or phone number and you will be sent a link to reset your password.

Can I change the email and/or cell phone number on my account?

If you wish to change your contact information, please click on your name in the top right corner and go to “My Account.” From your account page, click “Edit Account” and you will be able to change your contact information. If you receive an error message when trying to edit your phone number or email, please contact your school and have them make the change. Here is a help article on changing account information.

English is not my first language. How can I receive content in my native language?

You can customize your language settings by going to “My Account” and clicking “Change This” under language settings. From here, you can choose any language you prefer from the drop down menu and you will start to receive content in that language. Here is a help article on how to change your language settings.

I am getting too many messages from ParentSquare, is it possible to receive less notifications?

You can customize your notification settings by going to your homepage and clicking on your name in the top right corner and selecting “My Account” from the drop down menu. On your account page, you can find your notification settings in the top right corner and click “Change This” to customize your notifications. If you are receiving too many notifications, try changing to your Digest setting where you will only receive one condensed message in the evening. Here is a help article on changing your notification settings.

Is it possible to contact my child’s teacher directly and privately?

Contact your child’s teacher privately by using our direct messaging tool. On the home page, click on “Messaging” in the left sidebar. From here, you can send a direct message to your child’s teacher that only you and the teacher can see. You can also send messages to other staff members at the school, such as your child’s coaches and club leaders. Here is a link to our help page on direct messaging.

How can I edit my sign up?

In order to change your sign up, you must delete your existing sign up and sign up again for the correct slot. To delete your sign up, hover your mouse over your name and you will see a trash can appear to the right of your name. Click on the trash can and your sign up will be removed. Then, you can click on the “Sign Up” button that corresponds with the correct slot.

Can I change my RSVP?

If your plans change and you would like to change your RSVP, click on “Sign Ups and RSVPs” under the participation tab in the left sidebar. On this page, find the event that you had previously sent an RSVP for and click the green button that says “Change my RSVP” on the right side.

I’ve received an invalid registration link, what should I do?

If your registration link expired, you will need a new one. Please contact your school’s admin or send us an email to support@parentsquare.com and ask for a new link to be sent to you.