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Managing the IB Parents Association

The Parents Assocation is a group feature which allows schools to make announcements & add calendar events for its student's parents.

The group can be enabled or disabled via Settings > School Settings > Academics > Parents Association > Save Changes.

Teachers & Administrators can access the IB Parents Assocation via the Groups tab.

The group Name and Description can be changed by clicking Edit Group Settings via the group Overview tab.

Via the Messages tab, Admins and Teachers can post notes to the message board for all parents, or post to specific grade level parents.

Via the Calendar tab, Admins and Teachers can add events and share with all parents, or post to specific grade level parents.


Via the Files tab, Admins and Teachers can upload files for all parents, or share with specific grade level parents.

Locking the IB Parents Association via Settings > Access Permissions & Settings > Lock Parents Association will prevent Parents from posting Messages, adding new Events to the Group Calendar, and uploading files.

Parents will automatically be added to the group when they are added as ManageBac users. If parents wish to opt out of the IB Parents Association emails, they can be removed from the group via the Members tab. Please note that if removed, they will still have access to the group but will no longer receive notifications.

Note: Parent accounts synced from OpenApply are not automatically added into the Parents Association, and will need to be added in manually via the Groups > Members tab.

See here for a parent tutorial on accessing the Parents Association from the parent interface.

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