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School-links complements KAMAR

May, 2016

School-links integrates with KAMAR

In the lead up to the KAMAR conference on 26-27 May 2016, we are putting the spotlight on the School-links integration API facility with KAMAR.

School-links KAMAR API provides seamless integration with your SMS and allows you to send and receive texts directly from KAMAR.

Attendance management

  • Notify parents immediately at the click of a button that a student is absent.
  • Find out your cost savings of using School-links EN using our cost savings calculator. Click here.
  • Plus the additional School-links EN ‘Student Search’ feature, allowing school management to view all the communications sent to parents in relation to their students absentees (extremely useful for Principals and Deputy Principals as supporting evidence in their family conferences around any attendance issues).

Community engagement

Open up a whole world of other options to engage with your parents and caregivers. School-links allows KAMAR schools to send texts for cancellations, school events, reminders or emergencies directly from within KAMAR in the Groups, Markbook, Fees or External Programs areas.

1.    Identify students

Within KAMAR use the familiar ‘Find’ screen to identify a student or group of students that you want to text and select the parent or caregivers contact details, be it an absence notification or a congratulations on an achievement!

2.    Type your text message

Type your text message, provide an email reply address where the parent or caregivers text responses will be sent, confirm you are happy with the message and click ‘Send.’

3.    Sit back and enjoy

Sit back and enjoy the increased engagement with your community or be safe in the knowledge that parents and caregivers are aware of absences or emergencies. Text replies will all be sent to the email that you provided for you to check at your convenience.

KAMAR Conference 2016

The School-links team are looking forward to attending the 2016 KAMAR conference in Auckland next week. We love meeting new people in the industry and having discussions about getting the most out of the KAMAR system. We invite you to come and introduce yourself at our stand.

To learn more about how School-links can complement your KAMAR system, click here.

[WEBINAR] Capitalise on your edge SMS: How to Better Engage Parents Using Early Notification

May, 2016

Webinar blog

Save time and make engaging with parents easier by learning new MUSAC edge system operations.

Date: Thursday, 19 May 2016
Time: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Presenter: Keith Mockett, School-links
Cost: Free

Topics covered will include: 

  • Why use Early Notification
  • Setting up the Early Notification Group and selecting the recipients
  • Data management issues relating to Absence notifications
  • Managing the Early Notification process in the Unexplained Absences module
  • Ideas around the effective use of Early Notification
  • A quick look at tools that School-links provides to assist Attendance Officers

This FREE webinar is designed to give participants some tips on how to effectively and confidently use Early Notification (of Absences) in edge.

It will cover setting up the Early Notification Group to ensure the right people are receiving the message, data settings that impact on Caregiver communications, using the Early Notification module to efficiently and effectively notify caregivers of Absences, and managing their responses.

The benefits of using Early Notification via text will be explained along with some ideas on how to make your EN communications effective. Keith Mockett, the technical advisor for School-links, has designed this webinar to give participants some tips on how to effectively and confidently use Early Notification in MUSAC edge.

Please register your interest for the webinar here

Contact the School-links team if you have any questions regarding the webinar.