I am a teacher and a parent in the district. Can I use the same Remind account for both roles?
Yes – if your parent email in Skyward is listed as your district email, you will be able to act as both roles in the same account. To prevent confusion, however, you may wish to keep these roles separate and use a personal email as a parent.
Please note that Remind uses your telephone number as its primary identifier. If you and another member of your household share a phone number (listed in Skyward,) Remind will merge your accounts.
Am I required to use Remind?
If you wish to communicate with groups of students and/or families via text message, you should use Remind (as opposed to any other similar tools such as Bloomz or Class Dojo) in order to streamline the number of apps we use, and to maintain compliance with district and state policies.
Your target audience and type of message will help determine the appropriate tool to use. If it is for a group of students about a class project or assignment, Google Classroom or SeeSaw are likely most appropriate. If it is for a group of parents, extracurricular teams, or clubs, Remind is likely the best tool. Remind is a great way to share content developed in Smore. Both Smore and Remind have translation capabilities and are a high priority for the district. You are not required to communicate with students and/or families via text if you do not wish.
I had a Remind account for my classroom last year. Do I need to make a separate or new account to use Remind this year?
No. Provided that you created your old Remind account with your district email address, the two accounts will merge.
If you used a different email address for Remind, you should now login with your district email to activate your new account. If you contact firstname.lastname@example.org, they will be able to merge your two accounts.
Can I have one group for all my reminders, as opposed to one for each class?
This is not recommended. Remind will auto-roster your classes based on Skyward information and will always be up-to-date — this saves you managing your classes manually. You can also send one message to all your students at once by selecting multiple classes in the message window.