School Gateway App - Improved text messaging system

We have text the following message to all parents mobile phones.  If you could sign up for the School Gateway App it would really help your school.

Dear Parent/Carer                                                          18 November 2013

Improved text messaging system – and you can help the school save money

From time to time, we send information to parents via text message to your mobile phone. A new, free, smartphone app for parents is now available for download called ‘School Gateway’ for Apple (iPhone 3GS or later, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android (2.3 / Gingerbread or later) devices.  Please note at the moment Blackberry users are unable to use this facility as it is not yet developed.  We will advise you if this becomes available in the future.

Please could you download this new app to your phone (it’s free) as it will help us improve communication with parents – and save the school money.

The set-up process is simple and will take no more than a couple of minutes:

1. Search for “School Gateway” in the Apple App Store/Google Play or on your phone go to www.schoolgateway.com/apple (Apple) or www.schoolgateway.com/android (Android)

2. Install the app and if you are asked then say yes to “Allow Push Notifications”

3. When you launch School Gateway for the first time, please select ‘New User’ and enter the email address and mobile telephone number you have registered with the school

4. The system will send a PIN code to your phone; please enter this PIN code and the app will be activated for you.
As soon as you’ve got the system set-up, all of the text messages we send you will appear in the app; you’ll receive notifications/alerts as normal.

If you would like to find out more click here

If you’ve recently changed your email address or mobile telephone number, please let us know so we can update our records.

Thank you for your help.

Park Community School