October 2017 - Updates to the Communication Module

COMMUNICATIONS

Labels

1. When printing labels we have added an extra option to add your school logo.

2 . You can now choose to output the guardian's salutation (e.g. Mr & Mrs. Bennett) on the labels sheet. This lets school address parents more formally.

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Send Mail Merges to Courses/Classes & Teaching Groups

When sending a mail merge email, SMS or letter, Courses/Classes or Teaching Groups are now an option available as recipients.

For example, this lets schools easily notify all students in a particular class that there's a change of room.

 

Mail merge pronouns into comms

You can now mail merge into emails/SMS/letters these pronouns about the student: he/she/they, him/her/them or his/her/their.

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One letter/SMS/email per household

There is a new option when sending bulk emails, SMS and letters to 'combine' multiple messages to the same recipient or household.

This will help in not having to send duplicate text messages to the same parent, or print duplicate letters to go to the same household. 

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Email all the teachers of a specific student 

The new option which is available on the Compose Mail Merge email screen lets you send a message to all the course leads for any student in the school.

For example, this could be used to easily let all of the course teachers know about a student's new medical condition or an absence.

 

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Extra Mail Merge Fields when composing an Email/SMS/Letter

1. Recipient: Salutation + Postal Address

2. Student: Photo, Date Of Birth, Form Tutor, Head of Year

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Clubs Now Available in Recipients List

1.  When sending bulk Email/SMS/Letter, you can pick any clubs from the recipients' list.

2.  You can either email the students themselves, or the Primary Guardians of those students.

 

Send another email like this

Now you can select any email in the Mail Merge History and copy it to use it as the starting point for a new mail merge email. Schools told us how useful this was with SMS so we have extended to emails too! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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