Parent Portal - After the Invite Goes Out: Bark for Schools

Brian Richards

By launching the Parent Portal a district takes the crucial step of involving parents in the mission of keeping students safe on school technology, especially after hours and weekends. 

Below is what the parent or guardian's journey will look like as they enable their Parent Portal.

You may also wish to check out our Parent Portal FAQ here: Parent Portal FAQ

STEP 1: Once the Parent Portal is launched, this email will be sent to the parents to invite them to enroll. If they'd like to enroll, they will click Confirm My Contact Info:


STEP 2: They will be taken to a page to enter an email and create a password for their free Parent Portal account. The student accounts are connected automatically once the parent clicks the Confirm My Info button seen below:

NOTE 1: If they're an existing Bark account-holder, they don't need to create another Bark account. They can add the student account monitoring to their existing Bark account by logging in to and then clicking the Confirm My Info link in the invitation email.

NOTE 2: If a parent with multiple children receives separate activation emails for each child, they do not need to create separate Parent Portal accounts. Once they've created an account with the first student/child, they can add their other children into that same account by clicking the Confirm My Info link in their invitation email for the other child. For help, they can check out this article or reach out to us!

STEP 3: They will be prompted to enter their child's birth month and birth year so that the recommended actions and tips presented on the dashboard are tailored to the child's age range.

STEP 4: That's it! Now the parent will be able to access the dashboard for their child's student accounts. They can access this dashboard from any web browser or via the Bark parent app on iOS and Android

Remember, your school's Parent Portal settings and sensitivity settings will affect what types of alerts families on Parent Portal receive and at what time of the day.

For the Parents:

If the parents need assistance in setting up their free Parent Portal account or navigating their dashboard, they can check out this guide! How to Activate Your Parent Portal Account


Need additional help?

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!