Parent Communications at Rosedale Playschool
Most communications to parents are via email and our learning journal platform SeeSaw. We are moving towards having all of our party food sign-ups, lucky duck day calendars, volunteer allocation, and all other sign-ups on-line. We have also have Facebook and Instagram accounts to increase parent engagement and make announcements to the wider public.
Seesaw is a secure online learning journal where the teachers provide daily updates and photos of the class to document what they are learning. Prior to SeeSaw our teachers would send daily email summaries without photos or video. This system helps the teachers catalogue the activities of every child in the school. It is a secure platform used by a number of schools. The photos and information are only shared within the class of the student and their parents or caregivers. Some families have their grandparents and Nannies on the system, as they are the primary person taking the child to and from school. The teachers approve all requests to join the class distribution.
Here are some examples of what our parents see via the mobile app. Click on an image to enlarge: