Let’s start on top and work our way down. Have you ever signed up for coupons and promotions via text? The app “Remind101” is like a “teacher” version of this. I can send parents text messages like, “Tomorrow is the last day to turn in permission slips for the field trip Friday” or “Enjoy your SNOW DAY tomorrow!” ((<–Come on, you all know we love those!)) What I love about this app is that I wont have the parents numbers, and they wont have mine. Genius! You can get more information on this wonderful app here.
Next I designs a QR Code with my contact information. I put the schools address and phone number, with my work e-mail. I would say a good percentage of parents have smartphones. This is a quick and easy way for them to get my contact information programed right away. To make your own QR code go here.
I plan on pulling this out during parent teacher conferences as well. Just in case I get new students or parents updated their phone 🙂