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Managing the Parents Association


The Parents Association is a group feature which allows schools to make announcements and add calendar events for its students' parents.

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

Accessing the Parents Association

Teachers and administrators can access the group via Parents Association in the left navigation menu.

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

Posting a Message

Via the Messages tab, teachers and admins can view and post messages. Parents are also able to reply to messages from their ManageBac accounts.

Note that depending on the width of your screen, the bulk button to Post a message may be at the bottom of the screen.

Posting an Event to the Calendar

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

Note that depending on the width of your screen, the bulk button to Add New Event and Subscribe to Calendar may be at the bottom of the screen.

Posting a File

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

Adding / Removing members

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.

Lock parents from posting to the group

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

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