Each and every parent that joins Classlist must first be approved by another parent to verify their credibility. This keeps Classlist secure, making it a safe environment for school-parent communications.
For those parents you know, and whose details you recognise, this is easy enough. Please do check your email regularly and respond quickly, especially at the start of term.
If you are unsure about a parent, the simplest thing to do is ask another parent at the school. We suggest making at least one Class Rep for each class, as most parents are aware of the names and details of other parents within their child's class. This has the added benefit of reducing the number of approvals each administrator needs to verify, easing the burden for everyone.
If you are still unsure, you can always send them an email. Mention that you are contacting them regarding their application to Classlist and ask for a few details that will allow you to confirm their identity such as:
- Their child's name and which class they are in
- If they know any other parents, or have some information that can verify them
We have found that parents appreciate this connection and do not consider it intrusive. It is also a great opportunity to introduce yourself to a new parent!
If you cannot contact an applicant in person, don't feel comfortable contacting them, or have concerns after speaking to them, please don't simply give them the benefit of the doubt and approve them.
Remember that once approved they will be able to find information and addresses for all the children and parents in the year. Instead, please contact your School Rep or the Classlist team at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is easy for us to confirm applicant details directly with the school in the small number of cases where there is some uncertainty.
This level of security is unnecessary in most cases, but we advise applying a good amount of caution to ensure your site is as safe as it can be.
Here is a tour for Class Reps with responsibility for approving parents http://schoolclasslist.nickelled.com/classreptour
Once a parent has been approved, you may need to give them some form of Administrator status. For more information on how to do this, please click here.