Those paper slips stuffed in the morning register and lost scattered on the way to registration can now be replaced with the new Notice function in ClaSS. Intended for the events of the day, either to be read out to students during registration or just for the teachers information, a notice pop-up appears when a teacher first accesses the Register tab on a morning:
A Notice can be shared across multiple registration groups by checking them in the list of registers on the Completed Register page. Then press the Notice button at the top to write the message and schedule the day it is to be active. There can be multiple messages added for the same day for the same group if needed.
A major upgrade to messaging is now available with ClaSS 0.9.11. It’s a complete rewrite behind the scenes which dramatically improves the speed and functionality of sending mass emails and SMS texts to parents and for the first time, students. Available to Office and Admin users working in the InfoBook, the most requested addition is that emails can now be accompanied by attachments.
Options for messaging parents and students
The options are also there to filter the recipients so that only one message is sent per family group or to send one per each contact, so both mother and father receive the message. The same filter options are also now available when generating address labels.
The email messaging allows an attachment of a reasonable size and its more than recommended that the file is a PDF. If you don’t already PDF then you can grab a free copy of PDFCreator to easily convert any Office document.