Because FastDirect does the technical and even most of the clerical work of setting up your school management system, we will help the administrator focus on the people who will use the system.
Secrets to a smooth and enjoyable implementation:
FastDirect will help administrators lead teachers and staff to embrace a new system
FastDirect will train office staff and teachers in your building. Even a seventh grade teacher who entered the training session announcing that computers break when he touches them, was posting grades and communicating with parents almost immediately. He loved it and wanted to learn how to do more.
"Do It Your Way"
FastDirect will show users how to use the system to accomplish tasks in a way that supports the school's present practices, policies, and procedures.
Teachers and staff develop confidence, accuracy and pride as they begin using as many system functions as quickly as possible. Any reluctance or fear is quickly dispelled when users see how much time they save.
Students and their parents benefit the most from the FastDirect School Information System. There are plenty of resources that help parents collaborate with the school. (Note: Online access to student grades can wait until teachers are comfortable.)
Get Kudos for Teachers
Teachers get instant compliments from parents as they use the bulletin board, calendar and eMessaging features. Compliments increase as assignments and student grades become available.
Parents and staff of a 350-student FastDirect school sent 80,000 messages in only one year. A school that closed for months after hurricane Katrina held itself together using FastDirect. Families kept in touch with other families all over the country and teachers kept in touch with their class even though all of the school's computer equipment was destroyed. (Note: They did not lose any student records.)