Getting your parents online can sometimes be a struggle but we've found
that parents who routinely log into|
their FastDirect account will set
the stage for a more cohesive school community.
Here are some strategies to help get your parents online:
- Re-registration is a great time to ask your returning families to
log-on and update their parent data form.
Furthermore, it's a good time
for schools to go green with their registration packets, by using the
upload feature. Place registration packets on the login page,
Links, Bulletin Boards, or send as an
- Increase communications by allowing SMS Text notifications and
encourage your parents to choose
the auto-notification options in the
parent accounts. The more they are aware of messages being sent to
in FastDirect, the more likely they are to log in.
- Prepare your 7th and 8th graders for high school by giving them
their screen name/password for their
student account. This will allow
them to go onto the system and see their grades, assigments and
- Give your school organizations access to the site (athletic
association, PTA/PTO, scouts, fundraising)
so they can communicate with
the school community too.