With your ClassTag Launch Kit you will be ready to get everyone on board and ready in 3 easy steps!
ClassTag Launch Kit for Your School
1. Set up your school
Go ahead, become a ClassTag Leader and claim your school on ClassTag.com. If you can’t locate your school or looking to become a District Leader on ClassTag, please send us a note to email@example.com and we will promptly assist you.
Once your school is set up, invite other school leaders that would need to have access and create all classes and groups. The school leaders you invite can organize the classes as well, and of course, you can add classes or groups at any time. Resources below will guide you step-by-step.
- Becoming a ClassTag Leader on ClassTag
- What ClassTag Leaders can do
- Set up your school and classroom on ClassTag
PRO TIP: Customize your school on ClassTag with school branding to keep consistent look and feel. Change your cover photo and avatar and it will be reflected in various communications.
2. Prepare your teachers
So now your school is set up, it’s time for the Launch Party 😉 with teachers and school leaders that would be actively using ClassTag.
What to bring to the party? Here are a few party favorites: student list and parent contacts; list of holidays and days off and school activities already planned; resources your guests want to share with parents e.g., study packet, printables, links to useful resources!
Student list and parent contacts
In order to join ClassTag, you will need to have a student roster for each of the classes or groups. To add student roster and invite parents a school leader or a teacher will need to click on a class name from the school page or left side navigation and go to Directory tab. There are three ways parents can be invited to join ClassTag: 1. Copy & paste student names and parent emails using a template; 2. Enter students and parents’ emails or cell phone numbers manually; 3. Copy & paste or enter manually the student list and print flyers with codes for parents to join.
Make sure to share your referral link with other teachers and school leadership to start earning ClassTag coins that can be used to redeem free stuff for your classroom in the Rewards tab! Learn more about Rewards.
- How can I create a student list and invite parents?
- How can I invite via sms vs. email?
- How can I send invitations in different languages?
List of holidays and planned activities
Wouldn’t it be great to post an activity once and then sit back and see parents’ responses, RSVPs, and volunteers coming your way? It is possible with ClassTag! To take full advantage of ClassTag’s smart automation and personalized weekly newsletters (weekly summary) automatically creating upcoming week-at-a-glance, you will need to load up as many activities as you can.
- Set up events for days off, tests, important assignments, community events, dress up days, parties with multiple types of volunteers, meet the teacher night, etc.
- Organize volunteer requests for field trips, snacks, item donations, etc.
- Use parent-teacher conferences functionality for any activities that require families to pick a time slot, e.g., home visits or calls, parent-teacher or student-led conferences
- Create To-Dos for any submissions required from parents, e.g., permission slips, forms, health records, etc.
Resources to share with parents
You want to streamline communications in your school and adding handy resources in a visible place for parents to reference is a great way to do so. While ClasstTag doesn’t have a dedicated resources page, an easy way to share these resources is to create a pinned announcement with all the resources for parents to reference throughout the year (attachments, links, anything can go there). Your pinned announcement will remain at the top of your Home tab for easy access, you can add resources at any time as well as unpin it.
PRO TIP: Customize your classes on ClassTag with school and/or class branding to make your personality come through and keep brand consistency. Change your class cover photo and avatar as well as your profile picture and it will be reflected in various communications.
3. Launch with parents
It’s the Go time! Parents have been invited to ClassTag, and it is the time to build excitement in your community and help parents utilize the program to stay on track with school happenings and connect with the teachers and each other.
- How can I introduce ClassTag to parents? + Flyer + Meet the Teacher Presentation
- What can parents do on ClassTag?
PRO TIP: Once parents are invited to join ClassTag send a welcome announcement saying how important it would be to join ClassTag, benefits for parents and a link to how to use it for parents. You can send it as a multi-classroom announcement as a school leader from school page or individually for each class and pin it for easy reference at the top of Home tab.
With this Launch Kit, you are guaranteed to unite teachers and parents in every child’s success and make this collaboration simple and joyful! Now you can reach and engage every parent regardless of what device they use with relevant, timely and personalized communications.
Wait! That’s not all yet!
Get your questions answered by watching these videos that show exactly how to make the most of ClassTag this year:
We are just a step away at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to reach us.