Cambridge prides itself on having excellent communication with our students’ families and the community. Beginning July 1, 2022, Cambridge will transition to ParentSquare for all communication with families from the district, school and classroom levels, primarily with email, text and app notifications.
Like SchoolMessenger, ParentSquare is fully integrated with SchoolTool and will be used to send updates to our families. ParentSquare automatically generates an account for our students' guardians using the email address and phone number we have in SchoolTool. We encourage guardians to access their accounts so they can download the mobile app and update their preferences on when and how they are notified.
If you are not receiving messages from the district, it likely means we need to update your contact information or you need to create a parent portal account. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you need to update your information or create a portal account.
Here’s what you can do with ParentSquare:
- Receive messages from the school via email, text, phone call or app notification
- Choose to receive information as it is sent or all at once with a daily digest that evening
- Communicate in your preferred language
- Comment on school postings to engage with your school community
ParentSquare for community members
Are you a community member who’d like to receive information, notices, news and more from the district? Fill out the form on our community groups page and we’ll add you to our email list.
How and when you receive messages, alerts and announcements
ParentSquare allows users to customize their notifications based on notification type, preferred delivery method and time of receipt (digest vs. instant). Notification types include:
- Emergency alerts and notices, which include any urgent alerts and notices and cannot be disabled.
- School alerts, which include any smart alerts and other student notices.
- General announcements and messages, which include any posts, direct messages and reminders.
ParentSquare users select whether they want to receive alerts, general announcements and messages via text and app notifications and via instant or digest email. They also decide whether they want to receive messages instantly or as a daily digest. If digest is chosen, they receive an email and/or text and/or an app notification in the evening with all posts from that day (rather than receiving them when they are sent).
Creating an account
If you don’t receive a ParentSquare invite, please go to www.parentsquare.com/signin and try to sign in with your email and/or phone number on record in SchoolTool. If neither of those work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the ParentSquare app
You can download the free mobile app for iOS or Android or use the desktop version.
Frequently asked questions
If you’re having trouble signing in to ParentSquare, or if you’re not automatically linked to your student(s) when you log in, please email email@example.com.