Our goal is to bring what you love about using My Community with your classes to your entire school, whether it’s notifying families about last-minute school closures or sending out a note of encouragement to the entire school just because it’s a Wednesday.
And that’s why My Community for Schools doesn’t just aim to simplify school communication—it’s also meant to help strengthen school communities. For us, these ideas go hand in hand. Communication should make life easier, and it should make life better.
Keeping Communication in One Place
The educators we’ve talked to say that there’s a lot that could be better about school communication. We hear about notifications that don’t reach families at all or SMS about urgent situations that raise more questions than they answer. Teachers tells us why it sometimes feels like they can only improve communication for the classes they teach.
Everyone wants fewer emails.
My Community for Schools is another step toward keeping school communication in one place. Educators already use My Community in creative ways for school and staff messaging, and our new features help them get there without jumping through hoops or coming up with workarounds. Principals can use their My Community accounts to send messages to colleagues while school leaders can reach different groups in their communities when they need to.
And everyone gets fewer emails.
Connecting People in Your Community
We’ve grown through word of mouth: Teachers share My Community with other teachers at their schools, their principals, and educators in their districts. We don’t take that lightly, and that’s why teacher feedback informs every step of our process.
The question that teachers ask most frequently—by far—is how to sign up more students and parents. The latest feature in My Community, is the ability to invite other members straight from the app.
Finally, the educators in our community have shown us how effective My Community can be for professional collaboration and development. We already know how committed teachers are to sharing tools that work, but they also stay connected with teacher-focused communities and share events, ideas, and resources. These networks are a powerful opportunity to bring that dialogue home.
After all, the educators who have the clearest understanding of how communication works at your school are the other educators at your school.
Same Community, Same Goals
We’ve spent the last few years working with teachers to build a messaging app that transforms communication at the classroom level, and we’re excited to bring what we’ve learned to schools and districts across the country. My Community for Schools exists because of the educators who keep telling us that everyone at a school—teachers, principals, support staff, and more—shares the same goal of student success.
But it’s a lot easier to get there when you can reach out to others for support and let them know that you care about the same things that they do, and that’s what better school communication is for. That’s why we built My Community for Schools, and we can’t wait to see what you do together.
Questions? Feedback? Just want to say hi? You can always email our Support team firstname.lastname@example.org