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41204_42505_0.pngSharing news
9203_31904_3.png Traditional communication
It seems like every day there are pages of notes to send home with students. Pizza orders, milk orders, school clubs, field trip information, weekly or monthly calendars, Early Release day, Professional Development day, theme day, March Break camps, and so doesn't end. The information may come from the school level or the teacher level, but you are always responsible for making sure students receive the forms and return them.
9203_31904_3.pngFirstClass ED is a secretary
Eliminate the time and resource costs of printing, photocopying, distributing, and collecting these forms on a daily basis.
FirstClass ED has a Class News area where you can simply post this type of information in a message. Parents can log into their child's account regularly and see what is coming up.
This is an example of a Class News area with various types of information for parents and students.
9203_31904_3.pngHow to
Creating a news item
To create a news item:
1 Click Create News.
2 Choose the type of news you wish to create.
3 Fill in the fields on the News form if necessary and populate the document.
4 Click OK.
If you wish to maintain drafts of news items, set them to unpublished until you are ready to share them.
Publishing/hiding a news item
To publish/hide a news item, open the news item and choose the corresponding radio button in the envelope field.
Click the Published field (7192005_14220_4.png) directly on the pane for the corresponding news item.