When any Classlist administrator; be they an Ambassador, Class Rep, PTA member or School Admin Account, invites a parent to join Classlist, they instantly become a Non-Member, also known as an 'Invited Parent'. Non-Member status works a little like a mailing list for admin accounts as they will receive important notifications (Announcements and Community Events) via email, even without signing up to Classlist.
This means that in the rare occasion that a parent does not wish to sign up to Classlist, they can still receive copies of important Announcements, e.g. from Class Reps and Ambassadors The system was implemented to allow administrators to contact their entire parent community, without having to resort to using multiple methods.
Non-Member accounts will also receive community event invitations, though they will need to sign up to Classlist to mark themselves as attending.
If a Non-Member is assigned a Class/Year during the invitation process, they will receive not only 'Whole School' Announcements, but also Announcements sent to their Class/Year.
If a parent wishes to remain a Non-Member and has multiple children, you just need to 'Invite' them to each class during the invitation process.
If at any time a Non-Member wishes to join Classlist but has lost their activation email do not worry. You can re-send an invite by clicking the 'Resend Invite' button found on the 'Add and Invite' page.
For those who do not wish to join Classlist, but still wish to remain 'in the loop' this provides the perfect compromise. As a non-member you will still be able to receive messages from your school's PTA or Class Rep (which is great when the Summer Fete rolls around) but are not required to sign up. It works in the same way as a mailing list, you will only need to provide an email address, no other details will be required. As a non-member you are not a member of Classlist, so parents cannot see your details or contact you.
If you are invited as a non-member and do not wish to hear from your PTA or Class Rep via Classlist, you can click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.
If a parent requests to remain a non-member, it is worth making sure they have been invited to join the correct Class / Year.
For more information on inviting parents, click here.