Family Engagement

6 Ways to Personalize Your School-to-Home Communication

Enhance school-to-home communication with personalized messages to boost family engagement. Learn how tailored strategies like calendars, mobile apps, and social media can foster collaboration and strengthen bonds.

Take a moment to look at your inbox or the notification center on your phone. How many unread notifications do you have? Probably a decent amount, right? If it’s zero—honestly, teach me your ways! 

Of all those unread messages, which ones are you most likely to open first? It’s safe to bet that you’ll prioritize the messages that offer something meaningful and personal—updates that directly impact your day-to-day responsibilities and goals. Guess what? The families in your school district feel the same way. 

Gone are the days of generic, one-size-fits-all school announcements that often leave parents sifting through irrelevant updates and ultimately left unread. (A parent of a third grader doesn’t need to be updated on graduation.) Instead, it's all about delivering targeted, personalized messages that cut through the noise and grab their attention. 

Let’s explore how you can leverage your school’s technology to tailor messages to the specific needs and interests of each family.


How to Personalize Your School-to-Home Communication:

1. Calendars Grouped by Activity, Sport, and Grade Level

    • Allow families to subscribe to calendars that relate to their child and receive updates and notifications about the activities and events that matter most to them.
  1. Teacher Pages with Subscribe Option
    • Allow parents to subscribe to specific Teacher Pages for important updates, assignments, and resources that pertain to their child
  1. Two-Way Conversations in Your Mobile App
  1. Subscribe to Schools Within a District
    • Allow parents with children in multiple schools within a district to subscribe to specific schools within your mobile app, ensuring they receive tailored information relevant to each child
  1. School Store Organized by School, Grade Level, and Activity
  1. Separate Facebook Pages for Individual Activities
    • Leverage social media platforms like Facebook to create specific pages for school activities like sports, clubs, and theater groups and provide updates, photos, and relevant info.

Personalized messages, tailored to the diverse needs of families—including language preferences and notifications related to specific grades, sports, or clubs—are more likely to be opened and engaged with by parents. This customized approach not only makes communication more effective but also builds stronger bonds between families and schools, fostering trust and collaboration. 


At Edlio, we're passionate about strengthening the connections between schools and families. The Access+ mobile app empowers schools to engage with everyone effectively, delivering personalized information that caters to each family's unique needs and interests. Set up a demo today to see it in action!

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