Google Calendar Integration Improvements

NeatSchool has supported Google Calendar Integration for a long time. Each Program can have a Calendar for the whole program and one for each department. The Calendar appears in the portal and is also shared with parents and staff in the program or Department.

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This past week we improved our Calendar support in two important ways. We added the ability for each Class to have its own Calendar. Automatically, each parent will see only events relevant to his/her class, department and of course the whole Program. We also made Calendar integration for the admin really easy. Just create the calendars if you do not have them ready, then in NeatSchool select the one from a drop down list and you are done!!

Try out our new Calendar Integration and share your experience by posting here or by e-mailing support@neatschool.net.

Always up to date Contact Information

With NeatSchool you get accurate contact and profile information for the families in your program when they first enroll. This is thanks to our enrollment form filled by the parents themselves on their mobile phone, tablet or PC. You can see an example of one here and we most recently wrote about it here.

Now, periodically you need to make sure that the families in your program visit their portal and make the necessary changes to keep it up-to-date. In particular you told us that periodically you need to:

  1. have a way to remind parents or students to do so
  2. track who did it and who has not done it yet
  3. keep a record of who and when performed the review

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Our update and review feature makes all these steps easy. When you turn it on, we tell the parents to visit and review their account profiles in the portal, then mark that they did so. Until they do so, a daily e-mail reminds the parents. Another e-mail and a report lets you know who are the ones who have not done it yet.

How do you start? From Settings, click, on Profile Review Settings and watch our 10 minute screencast that explains all the details.