Last year we started using Seesaw across the Elementary School as a way for students to share their learning, both with their parents and with their classmates. This includes work in progress, finished work that students wish to celebrate, and reflections of their learning over time. So far, we have shared over 65,000 posts and have had over 57,000 visits from parents!
This year, we have decided to use Seesaw as our platform for family announcements as well. This means that, in addition to seeing evidence of your child’s learning, homeroom teachers and specialist teachers will be sending out communication through Seesaw. It is more important than ever to ensure that you have the Seesaw app installed on your phone and that you have connected to your child’s journal and class.
Please note that we have disabled the feature that allows you to send messages back to the teacher in the Seesaw app. If you need to contact the teacher, please email them directly.
Installing the App
If you are an iPhone or iPad user, you can download the Seesaw app from iTunes. If you are an Android user, you can download the app from the Google Play store. If you are having trouble accessing that, there is a workaround: install the 应用汇 app store first and then search for and install the Seesaw app from there.
Connecting to Your Child’s Journal
You should have already received a letter home with a QR code inviting you to connect to your child’s journal. You will need to connect to each of your children’s journals if you have more than one child. If you have not received the QR code, or if you are having problems connecting, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher so that they know.
Checking Your Settings
Once you have installed the app and have connected to your child’s journal, you may want to check the app settings to determine you receive your notifications. You can decide how often you want to receive emails and how often you want to receive notifications in the app.
If you are having problems receiving messages from teachers or updates from your child, please don’t hesitate to ask for help.
- There will be a table at Back-To-School-Night where we can help to troubleshoot any issues.
- Check with your child’s homeroom teacher and let them know that you are having problems receiving messages.
- Check with Ms Angela (LES STEAM Facilitator), Mr Sam (UES STEAM Facilitator) or Ms Tina (ES Ed Tech TA) in the ES Library for help.
- Check in with the ES Office to let them know that you are having problems receiving messages.
We are pleased to see that you are enjoying seeing children’s work on Seesaw. You are able to comment on your children’s posts and they really enjoy it when you do.
Teachers are sending information to you using Seesaw Announcements. Please note that you should only write comments on Seesaw that are for the children. Please do not write to teachers on Seesaw. Any messages for teachers should always be sent by email. Teachers may not always see your comments on Seesaw the same day.
Written communication with teachers should be by email.
You will be able to learn more about Seesaw during our upcoming Back to School Nights.