The new SchoolMessenger app gives busy parents, students, and staff a powerful
way to stay engaged with their school or district, and connect to each
other. App Features: - Easy-to-read inbox that captures all SchoolMessenger
notifications, and now two-way teacher-parent-student messages...
This app is amazing! Thanks Mrs. Frazier for all your help!
Really great app!
Really enjoy having this app and what it lets me do! Reviewing old messages, setting my own preferences as well as being able to speak with teachers makes life so much easier!
This app has so many issues. It’s irritating that my school district chose it as our means of communication with parents. 1. It’s cute that parents can ❤️ a message but there is no way to find out who it is that liked it. 2. I can only send one picture at a time and half the parents can’t download it. 3. When I send out a group message and a parent comments, I can’t comment back to them directly. The whole group can see my message. It makes me look dumb. Instead I have to go back try and find that parent and remember what they asked and respond separately. There definitely has to be a better way to do all this. Too many bugs to list. It is awful. 😡 I hope they can fix all this or my district can find an app that is easy, convenient, and actually WORKS!
After getting my colleagues and classroom parents all pumped up about using this app, I could not be more disappointed with the outcome. Currently, my school has the largest amount of participants signed on district-wide (85%). All I keep hearing is that School Messenger is ineffective. When I’ve asked why, here’s what I’ve heard: 1. It’s super laggy (slow). 2. It won’t allow me to post pictures/files. 3. It’s slow to load. 4. The font is really small with no ability to enlarge font size. 5. It only orients portrait on my iOS devices. (A landscape option would be nice). 6. My parents are complaining of not receiving my messages. 7. My parents are complaining of having text messages forwarded to inactive landlines. When they’ve attempted to update the account with current phone numbers, the app won’t allow them to. 8. Another parent complained of receiving messages in a language not spoken at home. All in all, the parents and staff at my school are preferring to use Remind or Class Dojo over School Messenger. If things don’t change fast, you’re going to lose your clientele.
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I just downloaded this App. Had hoped for a little more within the App. Example: We use School Messenger at the school I work for, my kid's school also uses School Messenger. The email addresses in those systems are not the same. It appears as if you have to log out of one account (email address) and then log in as another account (different email address). The ability to kink multiple email address or school systems to a single account would make the App easier to use. It is new, so I expect this will be a common suggestion and change in a future version.
Will this app ever get fixed?
This is going to be the 2nd year that my school site uses this website/app. Last year, parents and students were not really able to join the groups. I was literally with parents, making sure they used the same email that the school had on file for them. This app is great, as far as receiving mass messages from admin. But everything else, communicating with parents/students doesn’t work. This is why practically all the teachers at our site stopped using this. Hopefully it’s fixed for this upcoming school year. But by looking at their update history, it seems highly unlikely.
One Step Above Crap
This app is barely useable. It gets two stars for being a gateway for me to set communication preferences with my daughter's school district, but that's all. Alerts go off repeatedly (just got five in a row for one new message), and messages cannot realistically be viewed in the app (there's only a small viewing window, and text in that window cannot be resized, so you get a small window with a big-text message you need to slide around to actually read). I will be strongly encouraging my district to find another app for parent-notifications and -communications.
Lots of potential, and helpful to have an app for school communication, but some problems that make this app not very fun to use: - Can't delete messages - a side-swipe just opens the message. - Can't scroll up or down on messages feed - hope you don't access to anything earlier than the 8 most recent messages! - Message format feels like iOS circa 2008 - just an email formatted (poorly) into a phone app. - Even when zooming in by clicking the very small plus-button, text size is small - When entering the app via lock screen notification, it often takes you to the sign-in screen, sometimes even making you sign back into the app. - No 3D Touch capability (naturally) Overall it feels like someone wrote this who hasn't used iOS except to write this app. If I were an administrator who didn't want to agitate parents, I would steer clear of this one until they make this parent app less cumbersome for the end-user.
Won’t recall my password
It’s irritating that I have to log in every time I want to read a message from my school district. This app will not remember my password and I cannot find a setting to change this. It also won’t allow me to delete an old phone number that my wife used to have but doesn’t any more. Finally, it won’t remove the notification icon even though I have read all my messages. It says I still have two unread messages.
Ok. Needs mark all as read
App works. 1) I wish you could mark all the notifications as read vs going into each one. 2) Easier notification navigation. When you click and open a notification there should be an option to go to the next one or the one before vs having to back out and click on the next one.
Needs more features...
1. I have to log in every single time I open the app to view messages from teachers. This is extremely frustrating. 2. You cannot send a private message to your child’s teacher. You also have to constantly worry that your messages can be viewed by other parents if you reply to your child’s teacher. 3. It’s constantly showing messages as unread. 4. There is nothing that tells you who can view a “public” message. There seems to be no difference between public messages and private ones. 5. Class Dojo offers several user friendly features that would make this school messenger app better. Hopefully this app gets updated and made less frustrating to use.
My school district chose School Messenger as our primary communication system between teachers and parents. I can access all parts off the computer, but the app has crashed every single time I’ve tried to use it on my phone (iPhone X). They’ve communicated with the district, who’s communicated with us, that they are working on fixing the known issues. However, it’s September...we started school August 6. I hope it gets fixed soon since this is our point of communication.
Lousy & Embarassing
My district has decided this is to be our primary means of communication between parents/students/teachers. It is absolutely disgraceful. During parent conferences, after finding out some parents weren’t using the app for various “lousy app” related reasons, we tried to open the app and “sell” the parent on it and the darn thing wouldn’t even open. We waited at least 30 minutes to no avail! Talk about embarrassing!! We’ve decided to go back to good old email!!
This app had the potential to be great but currently it falls way short. There is no way to switch between children if you have multiple. There are multiple spots for messages all with the same message but no way to know what child the teacher is referencing. The app doesn’t stay logged in and the formatting is obviously not meant for a phone. Please fix this if you are going to market it to schools for a communication tool.
The app is okay. When you look at a message, the top tells you the initials of the student the message is relevant to. It really needs to be set up so that the app doesn’t log out. It’s ridiculous having to log in each and every time a message is sent.
Yes. SchoolMessenger is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 328 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.4/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for SchoolMessenger Is 40.2/100.
Yes. SchoolMessenger is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 328 SchoolMessenger User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for SchoolMessenger Is 40.2/100.
SchoolMessenger works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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