Classlist is super-flexible, allowing you to talk with other parents in ways that are relevant for you, without either blanketing everyone with mass communication or inadvertently excluding people. You can communicate via automatically populated 'school' groups, in tailor-made groups or on an individual basis, according to what audience you need to reach with each different communication.
1. You can post to parents in your 'school groups', ie your child/children's 'Class' or 'Year', or any parent Groups you are in. Simply write your message in the text box and select which audience you want for your post from the drop down list. You can access the post function from the Parent Board page and the Groups page. Everyone in the group you select will be able to see this post. You can also add a comment to someone else's post, to an announcement sent by an admin member, or to an event. If you need to delete your comment after you have posted it, simply tap the red cross which appears next to your comment.
Tip: if you have an admin account you can send an Announcement to any class or group, even if you do not have a child in that group. You need to be on the green admin side to do this.
2. You can use the private messages function; this is just like sending an email but you don't need to know the other parent's email address. This is accessed from the main navigation or via the speech bubble icon which appears in lots of places eg on a post to the Parent Board (see image below). If you want to create a new message on the app, simply click the + menu to find a shortcut. You can choose specific individuals to receive your message, you can message more than one person at a time, and you can message parents not in your year group.
3. You can use the Marketplace to post a listing. Listings are not sent out straight away but are grouped together in the weekly digest which is emailed to everyone on a Thursday. Again you can select which group receives your listing post.
NB: Classlist notifies members about different types of content in different ways, so that you don't get bombarded with non-urgent emails! Click here to see a table of how each type of content is notified to other members.