In less than 15 minutes each week, teachers can update dozens of individual parents for reasons like classroom achievement, missing homework, volunteer opportunities, and exam reminders. Parents automatically receive updates either by phone or email—it's their choice. Watch your relationships with parents grow and see students become more accountable in the classroom.
UpdateOwl isn't another gradebook, parent portal, or SIS - it's just a new way for teachers to easily communicate with parents that simply works.
I resisted UpdateOwl for a while. It felt like a new thing to learn and, being new to my teaching job, like one more thing to do. Two months into the school year I finally gave it a try, and was blown away by how effortless it was. I no longer have to look up my students' contact information, make calls and send emails. With two mouse clicks I have opened a window, typed my message, and sent it. What a gift to a busy teacher!
- Al Fisher, Music Teacher
City Academy, St. Louis
The most positive feedback has been when kids have come up to me with big smiles on their faces, saying that their mom told them I sent a really nice message home about them. Frequent, individualized communication is no longer something that I simply consider a “nice-to-have” but is now something I can actually do!
- Desiree Cossyleon, 7th Grade Science
Yes Prep, Houston
UpdateOwl has helped me reach out to parents with important messages in a timely fashion. It has been especially helpful in sharing positive news that parents benefit from hearing about their child's learning. Furthermore, UpdateOwl enables me to know whether or not parents have received my messages within the necessary time frame. This tool has efficiently improved the parent-teacher partnership that supports my students' learning.
- Marie Spear, 3rd Grade
Winfield Central, Winfield, IL