School Gateway App
If you have a smartphone, both you and the school can save money when you download the ‘School Gateway’ app from your app store.
We previously wrote to you informing you of our new text and email service Schoolcomms. This new system allows us to send you messages and for you to make payments online.
We are now fully up and running and need all parents to download the ‘School Gateway’ app onto their phones. The app is free and is available via your app store for both iPhone and Android devices.
The app allows you to text us however this is currently switched off until we know the majority of parents have downloaded the app. Once we have a significant number of parents using the app we will switch this feature back on and will provide you with a phone number which you will need to save in your contacts, this will allow you to text us for free, this can be for absence, notifying us of alterations to pick-ups etc.
The benefit of using the app is not only is it cost effective for yourselves and us (as if we text you via the app it is free for us too) but you can make all payments online via your phone, this includes dinner money, school trips and events. When you make payments for trips you can also sign the permission slip at the same time which also reduces paper.
The desktop URL is https://login.schoolgateway.com/0/auth/login
Even if you do not want to use the online payments part of the app I would encourage you to still download it for messaging whether it is texting or emails.
We will also be using the app for you to book parents evening appointments so it is important that you are set up and registered.
The desktop URL for parents evening is https://oakhill.parentseveningsystem.co.uk
There will be teething problems as we start to move forward with this and I ask that you are patient with us but in order to ensure we have the correct information for you and reduce the errors with phone numbers and email addresses can you update us if you change any of your contact information.
If you need any support or help in downloading the app or using the app please come into the office and speak to me.
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs R Thomson
School Business Manager