Wonde is our integration partner used to sync the data from your MIS (see list above).
Your step by step guide to get your MIS school data into SchoolsBuddy
Receive contact from Wonde
We will start the process by contacting Wonde.
A representative from Wonde will get in touch with the lead contact at your school to work through the process of enabling your MIS/SIS to sync with Wonde. This will include some auditing. You will have to authorise our connection with Wonde.
Receive confirmation from SchoolsBuddy that data is synced & checked
Wonde will alert us when they have completed setting up your school's data and we will configure the daily sync to SchoolsBuddy. A sync will run every night.
PLEASE NOTE **As standard we import only Priority 1 contacts for all Students. If you would also like Priority 2 contacts imported please let us know (Priorities are not applicable for all MIS types)
A review of the data will be carried out to ensure everything is in order and we will send you confirmation or request any data checks required.
Please visit the Wonde website for information on Policies, Data & GDPR.
Q: What time does SchoolsBuddy sync with Wonde?
A: Schools in APAC region: 18:00pm UTC (2:00am CST)
Schools in EMEA region: 2:30am UTC
Q: What if we need to update any student /parent/ staff details?
A: Update the details in your MIS as usual. These will sync to SchoolsBuddy within 24-48 hours. If you need to make urgent changes you can also edit details directly within the Reception > Users section of SchoolsBuddy.
Q: Will students automatically be removed when they leave?
A: Yes, as long as they are marked as a leaver/ alumni in your MIS system. Wonde provides SchoolsBuddy with a data feed of leavers.
Q: Will parents automatically be removed when their student leaves?
A: Parents' accounts will be deactivated unless the student has a sibling at the school who still has a SchoolsBuddy account.
Q: Will Staff automatically be removed when they leave?
A: For internal staff this differs depending on which MIS system you are using; contact us for more details. All external staff, will still have a SchoolsBuddy account until they are deleted. An Organisation Super Admin user will need to delete their account manually in SchoolsBuddy.
Q: Can SchoolsBuddy import Dietary Needs?
A: Yes, dietary needs can be imported via Wonde. However, once they have been added to SchoolsBuddy they can not be deleted and will need to be managed directly in SchoolsBuddy student records. Please contact us for more information.
Q: Can SchoolsBuddy import Medical information?
A: Yes, most MISs can sync Medical information to Wonde on a nightly basis for SchoolsBuddy. Please contact us for more information.
Q: Can SchoolsBuddy import Absence information?
A: Yes, most MISs can sync attendance information to Wonde for SchoolsBuddy. Please contact us for more information.
Q: Are Homerooms / registration classes automatically updated?
A: If there are no students in the homeroom/ registration class it will automatically be deleted as part of our clean up process. However, if the homeroom registration class is reinstated next year, it will not automatically return - please contact SchoolsBuddy to reinstate it.
Q: Will teachers' subject classes be imported to SchoolsBuddy?
A: Teachers' subject classes will be imported for the purpose of setting up Parent Teacher Conferences.