Teachers can connect with families in two ways through TalkingPoints: the mobile app and SMS text. See the following instructions for how to set up families via SMS text messaging.
Choose a class and select "add students."
Click the option to "invite family contacts via text message."
Ask families to send a message to the phone number associated with your TalkingPoints account. Once they send a message to this number, they will be prompted to send a code. Each code is specific to the family's home language.
4. Once the code is sent, families will be able to communicate with teachers in their home languages.
Teachers' personal phone numbers are not used to communicate with families. The phone number in the TalkingPoints account is an auto-generated number used to protect teachers' privacy.
Downloadable PDF's are available for teachers to send to parents to explain how TalkingPoints works.