Parent Tech Help
Starting Friday October 29th 2023, ParentSquare will be replacing Bloomz as your one stop shop for everything MRA besides student grades. You will use it to see a social media style feed of any classes that you have a student enrolled in, along with a whole school feed where all important announcements and information will be posted. You can also use it to check the school calendar and to contact teachers.
To begin, please check your email for a message with sign up information (type ParentSquare into the search bar in case it went to spam) and then follow the steps here to get setup and choose your notification preferences (do you want to get a text, email, or push notification when your teacher posts things?) This video has a quick tour of the app.
Middle School Parents:
Google Classroom Guardian emails will now be how grades and missing assignments are communicated to middle school parents. You should have received an email invite to be added to your child's account as a guardian, please reach out to your child's homeroom teacher if you have not. Please watch this video if you need more information on how the Google Classroom Guardian system works.
Synergy ParentVue will only show grades at the end of each semester.
The MRA Families Facebook group is a place for families to connect, ask each other questions, welcome new families, and offer help, in a respectful environment that's moderated by MRA. MRA will no longer be posting information there, it will all be on Bloomz or the website.
Gmail will only be used to communicate with potential families and others not already part of the MRA community. All families at MRA will use Bloomz to connect with school staff.
The MRA website that you are currently on will continue to be a place to come to download forms, see details on specific events, learn about the board and PCT, and get other helpful information. Day to day news and upcoming events will be on Bloomz.
FlashAlert is how we send out emergency messages about closures and delays. You will need to download the app and and sign up to get alerts from MRA. Alerts will also go out in ParentSquare, but sending them through FlashAlert allows local news channels to see them. Download FlashAlert on either Android or iPhone. If it says your phone is not compatible, please sign up on the website instead, they are releasing a new app in early 2024 that should work with all phones.