Technology Tools for Family Partnership

Digital Learning and Communication Tools for Families

An overview of the key features of SFUSD digital learning and digital communication tools available for SFUSD families.

Synergy: ParentVUE

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In ParentVUE, Families can 

  • Change email & phone number… so we can reach them through all other district channels
  • View assignments( if educator adds this feature) & grades
  • Receive messages
  • Get student login info & Clever badges (PK-2)
  • Request a Chromebook or hotspot, if needed
  •  Email teacher or school staff
  • Get school/district notifications!
  • Check out the School Calendar!
  • One place for all their student’s records; attendance, report cards, state test, etc.

Check out Family Portal(ParentVUE), SFUSD page for more resources 

 

Need Translation ?

              Accessing language options on a mobile device?  Click CURRENT LANGUAGE and select your preferred language.  

Seesaw: Family App

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In the Seesaw Family App, Families can 

  • Like or comment on work your child adds to their Seesaw portfolio by turning on alert notifications 
  • Privately message with the teacher in Announcements, which automatically translates up to 15 languages
  • Share your child’s successes with loved ones near and far (10 family members can be added per student)

Check out Getting Started with Seesaw, SFUSD page for more resources

 

 

Need Translation? 

Click SEE TRANSLATION, Seesaw will translate to your preferred language, according to your device's language settings.

 

Google Classroom: Guardian Email Summaries

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In Google Classroom Families can receive Guardian Email Summaries, to  track assignments and progress.

Since student privacy considerations prevent parents from joining Google Classrooms as students, many teachers who use Classroom have chosen to enable Guardian Email Summaries, in order to keep parents informed about assignments and student progress. If your student’s teacher is using Guardian Email Summaries, you can request to receive them. 

 

  • These summaries are emailed to you weekly. (You can change the frequency if you have them sent to a Gmail address).
  • You can see what was assigned, what’s been turned in, what work may be missing, and, if the teacher returns graded work in Classroom, you can see grades.
  • Find out how to receive Guardian Email Summaries.

Need Translation? 

To read the information in your preferred language, you can copy the information in the guardian summary email and paste it into Google Translate or you can change your Chrome browser settings to automatically translate web pages for you.

 

School Messenger: Teacher- Initiated Message (TIM)

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In School Messenger: Teacher-Initiated Messages, Families can 

  • Receive and reply to Teacher Initiated Messages
  • See District and school messages all in one place 
  • View the last 30 days of SchoolMessenger messages.
  • Change your SchoolMessenger communication preferences.
  • Opt-into Push notifications (mobile only)

Need Translation? 

Please check out the School Messenger Translation Tutorial for more information. 

Digital Learning and Communication Tools for Students

 An overview of the key features of SFUSD digital learning and digital communication tools available for SFUSD students. 

Seesaw: Class App

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In the Seesaw class app, students can 

  1. Students can post and receive assignments.
  2. Students can use a variety of tools to create and post work, including text, drawing, video, voice, photos, and more!
  3.  Make thinking visible using the creative canvas
    1. (draw, record video/voice, write text, take photos, insert links, etc)
  4. Provide constructive feedback to peers and teacher using the like and comment feature
    1. (The comment feature captures audio recordings and translates up to 15 languages)

Check out the Getting Started with Seesaw, SFUSD page for more resources

Need Translation ? Click SEE TRANSLATION, it will translate to your chosen devices language preferences 

 

 

Google Classroom

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In Google Classroom, students can 

  1. Assignments: Access lessons, assignments and other class materials, and turn them in. See all the possibilities!
  2. Grades: View all work that’s been graded and returned (if your teacher uses Classroom to show grades).
  3. Communication: Use the Stream to ask questions, add comments, share links and documents, and more.
  4. Communication: Email your teacher.
  5. Community: See who else is in your class.

Need Translation? 

To read the information in your home language, you can copy the information in the guardian summary email and paste it into Google Translate or you can change your Chrome browser settings to automatically translate web pages for you.

Synergy: StudentVUE

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In StudentVUE, Students can 

  1. View messages sent from your teachers. 
  2. Calendar - lists school and district events, including assignments (due, missing, or without grades).
  3. One place for students to access student records; attendance, gradebook, report cards, state test, etc.

Check out Student Portal(StudentVUE),SFUSD page for more resources 

Need Translation ?

Accessing language options on the computer?  Click English and select your preferred language.  

Screenshot of StudentVUE login anslation features

 

School Messenger: Teacher- Initiated Message (TIM)

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In School Messenger: Teacher-Initiated Messages, Students can 

  • Receive and reply to Teacher Initiated Messages
  • See District and school messages all in one place 
  • View the last 30 days of SchoolMessenger messages.

Need Translation? 

Please check out the School Messenger Translation Tutorial for more information.