Messages Icon The messages feature works in a similar way to emails but is an internal system within the eSchools platform. Messages can be used to communicate with anyone else at your school that has access to an eSchools account. Find out more Files Icon The file feature is an easy and safe way of saving important documents without the need for discs and memory sticks. Folders and subfolders can be created to easily retrieve your files. You can also share your files with other groups of users or anyone else at your school that has access to an eSchools account. Find out more Calendar Icon Add your events to the calendar and share them with groups or individuals using the eSchools platform. You can also use this facility to add events to your eSchools website. View the calendars of other platform users to make diarising for events easy. Find out more CP (Control Panel) Icon CP is a function primarily used by Administrators, giving them an overview of all users on the eSchools platform. Within CP you can see details on individual users, change modules for user types, create groups and white/blacklist words within the bad language filter. Find out more Letters Home Icon The Letters Home feature enables the school to keep in touch with parents with messages direct to their email inboxes or on the platform when they login. Parents who have downloaded the free App will also receive the message on their mobile or tablet devices. This function takes contact information directly from the school’s MIS, automatically updating your eSchools platform on a regular basis. Letters Home can be sent to individuals or groups of users. Find out more Text Sender Icon Send texts to parents’ mobiles directly using the Text Sender function. Parents who have downloaded the free App will receive the message on their mobile or tablet devices, saving the school the cost of the text. This function takes contact information directly from the school’s MIS, automatically updating your eSchools platform on a regular basis. Texts can be sent to individuals or groups of users. Find out more Parents Evening Icon The process of scheduling appointments for a Parents Evening is faster and easier using the eSchools platform. The Parents Evening Booking function is an easy way for parents to book appointments with teachers. Using the eSchools platform, parents can view available appointment slots, select a time and print a schedule. Teachers can actively see whom they are scheduled to meet and reminders can be sent to parents who have not yet scheduled a time. Find out more Settings Icon Personalize your platform by using the Settings function. Click on the Cog icon on the top right hand corner of the window. Here you can change your password and your profile photo. You can also add a colourful theme to your platform’s background. Find out more Office 365 Icon Schools that have subscribed to Office 365 can see their emails and One Drive items appear on their eSchools platform. Outlook Calendar events will also appear separately on the eSchools Calendar tool. Find out more App Icon eSchools have developed an app for smart phones which can help you keep up to date with notices and communications from the school. Find out more Staff Chat Icon The Staff Chat function allows Administrators, Teachers and Staff users to converse on the platform. Unlike Messages, the Staff Chat facility will display whole conversations so you can see all replies. Find out more ePay Icon The ePay function allows you to record costs and for parents to make direct payments. This online payment facility makes the receiving of monies easier and secure. Parents can pay direct to the school, eliminating the need to send children into school with cash, the need to carry large amounts of change and the requirement to make additional trips to the bank. Schools that would like to set up an ePay account should contact our Support team for information on setting up a PayPal Merchant account. Find out more Statistics Icon The Stats facility allows you to see Homework Reports and Log-In Reports on a 24 hour, 7 day, 14 day and 28 day period. This can assist in monitoring how often your platform is being used. Find out more New Users/Parent Logins Icon Easily engage your users by creating individual login slips for new students and staff or letters for new parents. Find out more eDinners Icon With eDinners, a teacher can take a dinner register alongside an attendance register. From the admin panel, you can set specific Meal Types, set default options for students and print off a report for kitchen staff. Schools with the ePay function will also be able to set eDinners as a cost for parents to pay for them online. Find out more MIS Integration eSchools will integrate with your MIS. Depending on the MIS you use, much of this information will synchronise with the eSchools platform, generating secure accounts for all of your Users.