How to Use Bulk SMS to Manage Your School
The questions that's usually at the mind of a School HeadMaster/HeadMistress, Principal, Provost, Rector or Vice Chancellor are similar. This are usually circled around how do they increase the students population every session, reduce the rate at which angry parents flocks to the school, always complaining of one thing or the other is becoming alarming and parents are taking their kids every day. You ask yourself “How do I manage this school? Aren’t we going down? Or maybe you just established your dream school and you need help on where to start to manage it effectively?
Well, look not too far away, the answer is right there in your pocket. Bulk SMS can transform your school in terms of management in wonderful ways you never expected.
Below are ways you can use bulk SMS to manage your school effectively:
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2. EFFICIENT PARENTS-TEACHERS ASSOCIATION’S (PTA) MEETINGS:
Lots of schools have the PTA that provides an avenue for parents and teachers to come together and discuss pertinent issues about the school and the student’s welfare.
Bulk SMS effectiveness for this purpose will be in the area of increasing attendance to such associations meetings by making bulk SMS a mode of reminder, and also reduce cost of inviting the parents through letters as bulk SMS has been proven cheaper. Infact, as your school grows, which bulk SMS will undoubtedly do for you, you might start using short codes in the messages to confirm attendance of these parents.
3. INFORMING PARENTS OF THEIR KIDS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE:
The innate desire for their children to succeed. That is their dreams. Schools are excellent opportunities to groom them to attain the top status in life. Every parent will be extremely happy to get information about the performance of their children in school. Intimating them with this information through bulk SMS is very effective.
Not only will it make their trust in you strong, it can also improve the students and very good for the image and status of your school.
As your school keeps growing, it becomes unavoidably important to carry out some major projects in the school so the growth can continue in the same exponential rate.
This is where source for funds comes in. While the conventional and much official use of letters to request for funds and fundraising ceremonies are quite effective, you can also use bulk SMS to remind the parents of this projects and get all the funds you need to bring it to fruition. You could even make them take the action through the SMS by using “call to actions”.
5. INFORMING PARENTS OF THEIR KIDS’ SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AND GENERAL BEHAVIOUR:
Nothing makes a parent angrier than spending so much on their kids only to realize they aren’t giving them value for what they spend. No parent will scream at you for giving him information that will help his son/daughter become a better person. On the contrary, they will feel more drawn to you and get the feeling their children are in good hands.
6. INTIMATING STUDENTS OF IMPORTANT ASSIGNMENTS, DEADLINES AND RUNNING TUTORIALS:
In some secondary schools, a sizeable number of the students have cell phones they use when at home with the supervision of their parents. Bulk SMS can also be an effective way to intimate them about important assignments, deadlines and projects that has to be done. This makes managing of these students more effective. Some educational school clubs like the debaters, quiz and press clubs equally use bulk SMS to organize the meetings and competitions. Even tutorials that boost student’s academic performance can be pushed through bulk SMS. I assure you the parents appreciate this.
7. LETTING PARENTS KNOW ABOUT LOWER GRADE PUPILS’ HOMEWORK:
Parents will know better that not all their young pupil or children remember when they have homework given to them from school, and who can really blame them, it’s that time in their developmental circle. So instead of simply marking ‘homework’ and writing the date inside the kids textbooks, any parent will appreciate it if they get a message from the school telling them about this homework their pupil or children has got.
8. INTIMATING PARENTS OF CASES OF EMERGENCIES:
Sometimes, unexpected events might make it expedient for the school to close earlier than usual. The parents deserve to know why their kids are returning home earlier than it should be. They can’t just rely on the not always truthful and not always satisfactory explanation coming from the child. They deserve to hear from you and you know it.
9. SENDING OF GOODWILL MESSAGES ON SPECIAL DAYS:
During special days like holidays and other important celebrations, you can send goodwill messages to your students’ parents. Some schools even send messages acknowledging the students’ birthdays to their parents, and that makes the parents feel their kids are loved. And what more? Special days like the Christmas and New Year celebrations comes usually come around when the students are on holidays. Do you know what a message to the parents during this time will do for you? It makes you remain in their mind for the upcoming session.
10. INFORM PARENTS ABOUT TUITION FEES, EXAMS DATES AND RESUMPTION DATES:
They might not tell you in most cases, but I tell you, parents always want to be informed about all the happenings in their children’s school. Such is their strong desire to see their kid do well. Tuition fees for new terms, dates of upcoming exams and even the next term or next session resumption dates can be communicated with parents via SMS. It’s cheaper and very effective.
The above mentioned points are very effective means of managing your school, but they are far from been the only ones. If you need an effective, affordable and quality bulk SMS platform for your school, Register now and watch how applying the above suggestions can transform your school in no time. Get free SMS units instantly after registration.
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