When posting an assignment, you can also schedule a Priority Alert for parents. The alerts are delivered to parents using the School Loop Mobile App, or (if the Call Alert feature has been enabled) by a phone call to unregistered parents.
School Loop Plus
With School Loop Plus, teachers can send critical messages home with a single phone call in the parent's native language. If a teacher assigns an exam or an important assignment is due, parents without a registered account can still be kept in the loop. School Loop can currently deliver these messages in 28 languages:
Arabic, Armenian, Cantonese, English, Farsi, French, German, Haitian, Hindi, Hmong, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Samoan, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese.
There are two types of alerts teachers can schedule when posting assignments.
- Test Alert (call day before test): The call will alert parents, in their native language, about a test scheduled in your class for the next day.
Example: "Your child in grade 9 has a test tomorrow in period 3."
- Assignment Alert (call today and day before due): Similar to the Test Alert except that the system calls the day the assignment is given, and then again the day before it is due.
Examples: "Your child in grade 9 was given an important assignment today in period 3." and "Your child in grade 9 has an important assignment due tomorrow in period 3."