Can parental engagement be improved in schools?
School administrators are busy: The front desk is swamped.
Teachers are overworked: There is only so much the school staff and teachers can do to help keep the parents engaged.
School websites don’t seem to get the parent’s attention either: Parents are overwhelmed juggling their personal, social and professional lives with the added distractions of Facebook, Netflix, Twitter, and television to go along with while trying to keep up with the school activities.
AND, school budgets are tight and getting tighter by the day: Where does school engagement rank in the busy parent’s hierarchy of priorities?
This begs the question: Should parental engagement be a school entitlement?
WHAT DO YOU THINK? We would love to hear from you!
I am Dr. S. Sudhakar, the co-founder of SchoolCues. I am excited to
share with you our company, SchoolCues, which will soon be launching on the
SchoolCues addresses a problem faced by a majority of
schools at all age levels: “How can schools help parents become more involved in their children’s school activities-and school success?”
Today’s working parents are constantly struggling to balance their home, work, and social lives, as well as those of their children.We are experiencing a time of extended economic hardship; both teachers and parents are often pressed for time and overworked. Teachers often face high expectations from parents who want their children to perform exceptionally.
Working parents especially feel the need to be more easily
integrated with the school activities and requirements without constantly
having to receive reminders in their child’s folders or at the school’s front
desk or read the school newsletter, which many seldom do, despite the school’s
best intentions. This results in parents missing deadlines, scrambling at the
last minute to keep up with coordinating their personal and business schedules
with school activities, un-returned phone calls, missed appointments etc.
There has to be an easier, simpler way of working with parents.
What if there was a way for schools to get parents involved in
their child’s activities in school without actually having to enter
the portals of a school constantly to complete rudimentary activities like
entering your child’s name on a register, or signing up for an activity or
making a payment?
That’s how SchoolCues came to be. We are working with several
schools in California and Arizona to pilot our unique solution specifically
aimed at helping schools improve parental interactions by saving time, money
and valuable school resources to help make a teacher’s job and a school
administrator’s role easier. We have received great feedback from the schools we are
working with and we are thrilled to introduce ourselves to you. We are
confident that SchoolCues will improve a teacher’s and a parent’s lives in many
ways to help them more efficiently manage their time to interact and
communicate on critical school activities.
We are currently recruiting more schools to participate in our
pilot program, after which we will be releasing the next version of our solution to a
broader base of schools. If your school is interested in being a part of this
initial pilot program, please contact info@SchoolCues.com.
We would love to know what you think and hear your feedback and
suggestions on areas where schools need to improve their communication and
interactions with parents to make it easier on both. Please send us your
feedback at info@SchoolCues.com.