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

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.

The SeeSaw Website is geared towards an elementary school experience. At our school we use it as a tool for teacher and class work, rather than allowing the students to edit their own profiles.  Due to the the nature of the service, Seesaw does collect personally identifiable information, like your child’s name, and photos, videos or voice recordings made by your child. Seesaw has a robust privacy policy (https://app.seesaw.me/about/privacy) and has committed to never share your child’s personal information or journal content. Terms of Service posted at http://web.seesaw.me/terms-of-service

Here are some examples of what our parents see via the mobile app. Click on an image to enlarge: