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.
No Alert: This is the default choice for all assignments. No parent will receive an alert.
Test Alert: Parents receive an alert about a test the day before it is due.
Example: "Vanessa has a test tomorrow in English III."
Assignment Alert: Similar to the Test Alert except that the system sends an alert the day the assignment is assigned, and then again the day before it is due.
Examples: "Vanessa has The Crucible Essay due tomorrow in English III."
With School Loop Plus, teachers can get critical messages home with a single phone call in the parent's native language. If a teacher assigns a test or something important 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."
Scheduling a Call Alert
When enabled for a school, calls are automatically scheduled when teachers use the Priority Alert feature available to all teachers.
Q: How do I enable the Call Alert feature?
A: This feature is available only if your school is using the optional Call Alert integration. Please have your School Loop coordinator call us for more information.
Q: Why do the calls only go out to unregistered parents?
A: Parents with registered accounts will not receive these phone calls, as their portal pages and daily emails serve as their source for information pertaining to assignments and tests.