Send this as your first Broadcast to parents.
When it’s time to send your first Broadcast Message to your parents, they will not recognize your number (since we are masking it for you). We've found a helpful trick you can use to help parents be more responsive. We also recommend using this before you start making individual calls.
To start, follow the steps in our how-to article called Send a Broadcast Message. When you get to the panel that asks you to compose your message, type this in:
"This is Mr/Ms X, your child’s teacher. Please reply Y and save me as a contact, so that you will know it is me when I contact you."
Why do we recommend this?
- SchoolStatus uses a proxy number When the parent replies to you, that locks in your number for them, so they will always see you calling from the same number.
- When they save you as a contact, they are more likely to answer your calls.
Want to send Broadcast messages to a select group of parents, like those who are Spanish-speaking?
Check out this article about creating groups of students you can see.
Or watch Jay's how-to video about Broadcast Messaging here.