Draft letter to parents
We are delighted to inform you that we’ve initiated a new, modern parent communication system for the whole school. As many of you will be aware, the school is not able to supply parent contact details due to data protection regulations. Until now, class reps have had the thankless task of assembling, updating and distributing manual class list spreadsheets. But we now have a more modern solution – the secure digital platform Classlist, which is already operating successfully in many other schools across the UK.
Classlist enables parents to manage and update the information they wish to share with other parents in their own class and school year group. This enables you to email the whole class without cutting and pasting addresses. Your personal details are secure and can only be viewed by your class or year group and will not be sold or shared with outside parties. You can also organize social events – such as parent coffees and kids’ parties – using the site.
You can also register to find a school lift share by signing up to the map on the site. Classlist also has a listings service enabling you to find all sorts of useful things from second-hand musical instruments to lost property. There is no charge to the school or parents for using Classlist, but to cover running costs local advertisers are allowed a few spots on the main pages. They cannot contact you directly and have no access to any parental information. We will be using Classlist from now on for all parent-to-parent communications. So please take a few minutes now to register by going to https://www.classlist.com. For your protection, your account will be verified – but once this has been done, you can log in and start using the site. You’ll be amazed at how much time and effort this will save all of us!