USD 456 - Marais des Cygnes Valley is proud to announce the introduction of our new parent-teacher communication tool via the district's online app - Apptegy Rooms!
From Apptegy: "Rooms is a unified communication and messaging tool integrated directly with your district's school app. Rooms simplifies the digital classroom while bringing all communications into one place. Rooms lets teachers manage changing classroom dynamics without skipping a beat Rooms takes conversations from multiple channels and unifies them in one place. Parents will never have to wonder when their children’s homework is due, and students can ask their teacher school-related questions in a monitored, safe place."
To sign up, all parents/guardians have been sent an invitation email that is specific to their family's group of students. Please utilize the link contained within the email and begin your use of Rooms!
For students, all student accounts have been connected through their school email login information. Simply arrive at the login page and enter the corresponding information.
Having trouble with the link, can't find the email, or otherwise not able to log in? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can get you connected!
To see Rooms in action, be sure to check out the video linked HERE!
Rooms features include:
- Class Stream/Announcements
- After selecting a class, students will be taken to their Class Stream. Here they can view different announcements and assignments within a particular course as well as their class roster. Teachers and staff can upload class content, and students can view any new updates.
- Our Class Assignments page lets teachers upload new class assignments and view student submissions. Students can come here to view upcoming homework and submit their assignments for teachers to review.
- If a student has questions about upcoming assignments or class curriculum, they can message their teacher directly through our Messages platform. This is a safe space for student-teacher communication that is monitored by parents and administrators.
- When a student logs into Rooms, the first page they’ll see is the Classes Homepage. This page gives them quick and easy access to all of their classes, and can view notifications within each class.
- Teachers can upload and organize their entire semester's worth of documents in one sitting. Students will be able to easily access any pertinent class documents here.
- Rooms is compatible with Google Classroom, PowerSchool, and multiple other online class applications. Start at Rooms and easily navigate to other apps to get a further look a student's classwork.
We are very excited to begin use of this resource to become even more connected with our stakeholders!
If you haven't just yet, be sure to download the app today to get access to district news, school & event updates, plus all of these new features!
Download for Android HERE
Download for iPhone HERE