KSD launches new school-parent communication app


ParentSquare (Google play store)

ParentSquare (Google play store)

Kennewick schools, like many others in our area, have been using computers and online programs for students and parents for some time. But this is another important change.

KSD will launch the new Parent Square app

Beginning October 4, Tuesday, KSD parents will have the ability to receive all school communications, file sharing, and a host of other tasks through the new KSD app.

It’s called ParentSquare, and KSD says it’s available to download from the App Store or Google Play. Parents who currently receive emails from their child’s district and/or school will receive an activation email or SMS from ParentSquare. It contains instructions on setting up the application.

According to information released by KSD on Tuesday, here’s what the app will do:

  • “Send and receive school and class information
  • Share photos and files
  • See calendar items
  • Sign up to volunteer
  • Schedule parent-teacher conferences…and other functions”

There’s also a video with instructions and information, according to KSD. Based on information from the ParentSquare website, the app is used in 44 states across many school districts, Yakima schools started using the app in 2021.

The idea for the app was born in 2010 and developed from there.

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