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Spotlight on…Letters Home

11 Mar 2018

With the recent extreme weather it’s no surprise that one of the most popular features this month has been our communication tool, Letters Home. Here’s how Letters Home could help your school…as well as news of some popular new features.

Why is Letters Home great?

Letters Home enables you to communicate with parents and staff by email, as well through the FREE eSchools app…helping to save on both paper and printing costs. Unlike text messages there’s no additional charge with Letters Home, which means it’s great for things like the school newsletter, news of upcoming events, as well as general notifications.

New features

A popular recent addition is the ability to see ‘Unsubscribed’ and ‘Cleaned’ email addresses. This feature allows you to identify which parents might not have received a communication. This may be because they’ve accidentally unsubscribed from the mailing list or because their email address has become inactive (perhaps because they’ve got a new email address, but haven’t informed school yet).

What’s more, if a parent has unsubscribed you can now send them a prompt to resubscribe with just the click of the button!

Coming soon

We also have an exciting new feature coming very soon where you can select which email address the email comes from. Not only does this add an extra touch of personalisation this will also allow parents to directly reply to your emails.

Useful links

How to create a letter home
How it works for parents