In the run up to the new school term you’ll probably find that your school is inundated with phone calls from parents asking questions about forthcoming events and general information.
Phone calls like this from parents are often a waste of your staff’s time as most of the answers to these common questions should already be displayed on your website. So what do you do? You could if you’re using a text messaging service send a message out to parents each time your website is updated but this isn’t a practical solution.
Why? Because it will cost the school money each and every time you send a text message. You are also then relying on parents to take the time to visit your website which may result in them not finding the information they are searching for. Our mobile apps allow you to send push notifications for free and allow you to link each message to a website page or tab in your app. At the touch of a button, your pupils’ parents can not only read the message but can automatically be directed to the information you want them to see.
Push notifications can also be scheduled to be sent throughout school holidays! So parents can still be updated, even if the school is closed.
The end result will save the school a lot of time dealing with phone calls from parents looking for answers to common queries. If you’d like to find out more about how schools can send scheduled notifications over the holidays using our apps then click here to get in touch with us today!