LCSD to Launch ParentSquare Communication Platform

Almost 10 years ago, the Liverpool Central School District introduced SchoolMessenger to enhance communication between school and home.

While SchoolMessenger has allowed us to e-mail, text and call parents and guardians over the years, not everyone is receiving those messages consistently.

That’s why, starting July 1, the Liverpool Central School District will switch to a new communication platform called ParentSquare.

With ParentSquare, a unified app for school communication, parents and guardians can now receive all announcements from the district, their children’s schools and teachers in one place, with options to specify how and when they are notified.

By unifying multiple tools into one communications app and service, ParentSquare provides a seamless experience for parents and staff. Parents will be able to keep track of news, activities and events from all their children’s schools in one place.

The district hopes that ParentSquare’s intuitive, two-way platform will foster greater communication and family involvement. With ParentSquare, parents can enjoy photos posted by teachers, fill out forms and permission slips, sign up for parent-teacher conferences and much more. School staff and parents can engage in both one-to-one and group messaging with real-time language translation.

“Effective school-to-home communication has never been more important, which is why the Liverpool Central School District adopted the ParentSquare communication platform,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mark. F. Potter. “We’re looking forward to reaching 100 percent of our families no matter where they are, unifying all our communications tools, and adopting a more eco-friendly approach by reducing the amount of paper used to send important communication.”

Learn more about Parent Square on the company's Web site, or watch this short introductory video.

The district will provide more information as we get closer to the launch. Please keep an eye out for an introductory e-mail from ParentSquare on July 1.