Sending Homework / Documents to Pupils or Parents

Sending Homework in SchoolsBuddy 

 1. Click the 'Reception/Registers' tab.

2. Click the 'Send Communication' tab. 

3. There are various options within this screen.

Please select the following:- 
  • Email (inc. mobile app notifications) 
  • Template: Homework / Documents (depending upon your school configuration) - this option sends to all parents, pupils and staff of a group
  • You also have the option of where this message is delivered, it can also be sent with a mobile app push notification (the default option).

4. To select who receives the message, click the 'Select Recipients' tab. 

5. When selected, a pop-up box will appear on the screen. From here, you can select a specific Group, Year (Grade) or even the Whole School, these can be searched for using the search bar and filter. The linked Parents of Pupils within the specific Group/Year (Grade) will be the recipients. 

Please note: you can select multiple groups / years or grades.

6. To select which parents receive the message, click the 'Add' tab. When all the correct recipients have been selected, click the green 'Continue' tab. 

7. Now the message can be created:- 
  • Title: Title of the parent notice (this will show as the email subject/push notification heading ) 
  • Attachments: You can only attach PDF's as an attachment, please be sure the attachment is in the right format
  • Body: Body text of the message. You can add formatting to the message with bold, italic, tables, titles etc.
When the correct message has been created, select the green 'Send' tab. 

8. The Homework message will take a few minutes to be delivered to the recipients. 

9. The message will be visible in the Message Centre (admin staff can view ALL messages that have been sent).

10. Parents will receive the Homework message by email, push notifications on mobile devices (assuming this option was not unticked). When the parents log into SchoolsBuddy on the web the message will be visible in the Message Centre. Below is an example of how the parents will see this message in the web portal.