Why did we release the Arbor App?
Far too often we’ve seen schools struggle with a mixture of asking parents to check letters, payment systems, booking systems, and report cards. We know that it’s not always possible for parents to access a computer, making it hard for them to keep up-to-date with all the information they need. This causes a lot of manual work for schools and makes it hard for parents to keep on top of everything.
But with the Arbor App for iOS & Android, say goodbye to paper slips and emails - our App lets parents register their child for a club or trip, book parents evening slots, and manage payments all from their phone. Parents can also use the App to check in on their child’s attendance, behaviour and progress.
What’s more, the App lets your school communicate with parents for free using our In-App Messaging feature. Take a look at this article to learn more about using In-app messages.
To see even more ways you can benefit, read our blog post.
How can you use the Arbor App?
How you can start using the Arbor App varies depending on your current MIS package.
The Arbor App is designed to work alongside our Parent Portal, which is available in the Comms and Perform MIS packages. To find out how to upgrade your package, just email your Account Manager or our Customer Support Team.
If you're already on Comms or Perform but have not yet begun using Parent Portal, you’re almost ready to go! You’ll just need to set up the Parent Portal in Arbor first. Find out how by reading our help article.
If you already use our Parent Portal, all you need to do is let your parents know that they can download the App and begin using it whenever you’re ready. We’ve put together this Guide for you to send to parents to help them get started.
Click the link below to download our Arbor App leaflet.