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Introduction to the school’s new Communication App: Aladdin Connect

Dear Parent/Guardian, Our school is delighted to announce that we will shortly roll out the Aladdin Schools Connect app to parents/guardians of children in our classes. The school uses the Aladdin Schools software service for administrative purposes and Aladdin Connect will give you secure access to messages from the school and to details of your child’s attendance, test results, reports cards etc. via a secure login from your internet browser or Aladdin Connect App

Benefits of the App Aladdin Connect is a fantastic way to enhance a school's communication with parents. It enables parents to stay connected and informed about their child's education by:

- Ensuring that the school has their most up to date contact information - Allowing schools to gather permission(s) from parents for school events etc. - Keeping parents informed of their child's attendance - Keeping parents up to date on school and classroom news via noticeboard messages - Keeping parents up to date on what library book their child is currently reading - Allowing parents view their child's end of year Report Card

Along with strengthening our home/school partnership, we also envisage the app helping the school by:

- Helping to improve attendance by allowing parents to keep track of any school days their child may have currently missed, along with late arrival and early leaving information. - Helping to reduce the amount of class/school notes being sent home - Helping the school/ teachers communicate with parents when the need arises - Reducing costs by eliminating the need to send school report cards by post - Reducing costs by reducing the number of text messages that need to be sent You can rest reassured that Aladdin Schools uses state-of-the-art security to safeguard information entered by the school and data is stored and processed in strict compliance with Irish and European data protection laws.

How to register Next week, you will receive a text/email message containing your registration link. There will be one link per parent which will allow the parent to access information for all their children in the school from one user account. Please do not forward this text/email or share this link as this is a unique registration code for each parent for your child/children in this school. During registration you will choose a password that will be used in conjunction with your email address to securely access the Aladdin Connect going forward. Once you are registered you will be sent an email with links to download the Aladdin Connect App for your mobile device. The main advantage of using the App is to receive immediate alerts for app messages sent by your school. Downloading the App is highly recommended to enhance both the parent and school's Connect experience.

In preparation for this please let the school know if your email address or phone number has changed recently.

Please note: If there are any personal concerns, or legal provisions in place regarding giving access to Connect to any parent/guardian of your child please contact the school in confidence to discuss or restrict access as required. We hope that you enjoy using Aladdin Connect. Your class teacher, the secretary or myself will welcome any feedback or questions you may have.

Yours sincerely,

Enda McGorman


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