When it comes to staying in touch with the parents of your school’s students, nothing quite beats the classic school newsletter.

And thanks to digital technologies and iClass, it’s never been easier (or freer!) to write, edit and publish a weekly or monthly school newsletter.

In fact, the iClass platform enables schools to create their very own dedicated Newsletter publishing category, and digital newsletters can include a variety of media types in addition to text, such as video, images and audio.

Similarly, digital school newsletters published using the iClass platform can host files for download, so parents can quickly access important files added to the newsletter such as permission slips or school closure notices.

Digital school newsletters are an easy way to keep parents up to date with the latest news from their children’s school, and don’t cost schools to write or publish as everything is done online.

Publishing a newsletter on your school’s website automatically pushes it the integrated iClass app so all parents will get instant access, and you can also send a free message with a link to newsletter to all registered parents.

For more information, or to organise a free iClass demo for your school today, please get in touch.

Improve your Parent-teacher Communication copy

Effective parent-teacher communication is crucial to student success. Students who feel their parents take an interest in their studies are more likely to succeed academically. There are many strategies that teachers can use to develop strong relationships with parents:


Let Students Show-Off

Students love to share their school successes with their parents. Take-home folders are a perfect opportunity for them to do so. Leaving notes or stickers on assignments that are well-done is an easy and low-touch way to maintain an open and positive communication channel with parents.



Classroom News

Share a weekly update from the classroom featuring class activities, new concepts learned, and any important reminders for the next week. Students can contribute, too! The newsletter will help facilitate parent-student conversations at home. Parents will feel more involved in the day-to-day activities of the class and more supportive of you as a teacher.


Check out some editable newsletter templates here and here.


Move to Mobile

Nearly all parents have a smartphone, making digital communication the ideal strategy for teachers. With a mobile solution like iClass, parents and teachers can engage in 2-way, dynamic conversation. The platform allows teachers to send free, instant messages to parents whether a reminder, sign-up, or even an emergency situation. Parents can respond immediately and directly, without going to any third-party sites. This ensures that communication is efficacious and on-time!