Even though the school year’s wrapping up, we know that the work never ends for educators – especially anyone trying to make sure their school’s tech is in fighting shape for the new school year.

This month, we’re starting a new series where we share hacks, top tips, tricks, and little-known features about the FACTS products you use every day, provided directly by FACTS product experts.

First up? Our tips for making the most of the Parent Scheduler feature in FACTS SIS.

Think Beyond Conferences

While Parent Scheduler is most commonly used to schedule conferences, there are so many more ways you can utilize this tool to make it work even harder for you.

Struggling to get parent volunteers into your class? Or having a hard time getting classroom supplies donated? Parent Scheduler may be the solution. This SIS feature not only allows you to schedule physical appointments like conferences but can also be used for managing other class activities like field trips, class supply donations, and more.

Getting Started

Setting up a new request is easy, too. Just follow these steps:

  • Navigate to our Calendar feature in the SIS.
  • Select the add option, then “class item.”
  • Choose Parent Scheduler.
  • Now complete the form by selecting your class and adding your request. By adding time slots and the appropriate capacity, the parents of your class will receive an email inviting them to register for an event or to participate in your class supply donation or other activity.

We hope that this gives you more ways to use our parent scheduler feature and helps you manage your classroom even better. Good luck!