Classroom Messaging for Teachers


SchoolMessenger’s Classroom Messaging Module allows teachers to send pre-configured messages to parents in their home language.
For instructions and a video on how to use Classroom Messaging, please click here. You must be logged in to view this page.

Teachers select from over 200 professionally translated voice and email messages (called Classroom Comments). Throughout the day teachers can specify relevant comments for individual students or groups of students. Comments are translated in more than 200 languages. See below for a complete list.

At a scheduled time each day (7 p.m. for San Diego Unified) all of the comments for each student are compiled into a single message using the parent’s preferred language, and distributed to the parents through a customizable email template and phone message.

Classroom messaging is like writing a note or sending a phone call to a parent, even if you don’t know their language.
 
All teachers in the district are setup to use Classroom Messaging. Go to the SchoolMessenger login page and sign-in using your Employee ID and password. It will recognize that you are a teacher and sign you in to Classroom Messaging. 


Classroom messaging is different than the regular SchoolMessenger system in two significant ways.

  1. Teachers have access to only their students, not the entire school like a principal or administrative assistant does through SchoolMessenger.
  2. Teachers cannot record their own voice messages. They can only select from the pre-configured voice messages, however, they can add a custom remark to an email comment.

If a principal would like a teacher to be able to send personalized voice messages, they will need to email jcornelius@sandi.net with authorization that the teacher be added to school’s SchoolMessenger account. Please allow 3-4 days to process this request.

Classroom Comments Supported Language: Armenian, Bosnian, Cambodian, Cantonese (Phone only. No text translation. Emails will be English), English, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian (Only text. No phone recordings. Phone calls will be in English.), Mandarin (ISO 639-3 code for Mandarin is cmn, but we use the code for Chinese (zh) for classroom comments. The recordings are Mandarin and the text is Simplified Chinese.), Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Ukranian, Vietnamese