Since each school or district has its own specific goals and challenges, there are several options for implementing the Parent Portal. We encourage schools and districts to choose the one that works best for them.
Before you start, please also check out our Parent Portal FAQ.
Parent Portal Implementation Strategies
A) All Students
When to use: Your school/district is ready to invite all parents to partner with them in online student safety. Choose to launch with Clever or .csv upload from your dashboard here.
B) Vulnerable and High-Risk Students
When to use: Your school/district recognizes the value in a home-school monitoring partnership, but only wants to offer it to specific students at this time. Select a group of students most in need of additional oversight and submit their emails in .csv format from your dashboard here.
Need help identifying vulnerable and high-risk students? Let us help!
C) Pilot Mode
Recommendation: A great way to pilot Parent Portal is to use the .csv upload to invite other administrators who have children that attend the school. This helps schools get an idea of what parents will see, allowing for a calibrated launch.
How do I reach the Bark for Schools team?
We have an incredible team behind the scenes here at Bark. For technical questions, we can be reached here. Our team is happy to help!