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Going School-Wide: A Step-by-Step Guide

We are so excited that you are interested in going school-wide! Here is a list of things to do and think about as you move in this direction:

1. Register as a School Leader 

If you haven’t already, now’s a great time to register for a school leader account.  You can do this from the web or app. You can view our tutorial on how to create a school leader account here and learn more about school leader capabilities here.

2. Join Your School

Joining a school listing allows you to create an online school community where all your teachers can find and connect at the same place.  This opens up the possibility for great collaboration within your school through the use of features like School Directory and School Story.  You can either join an existing school listing or create a new one, if needed.

3. Get Verified 

Either your mentor or a ClassDojo representative can get you verified.  If your school doesn't have a mentor, please email us at hello@classdojo.com for assistance getting verified. Be sure to include a copy of your official school ID card, or a link to your school's website staff directory where we'll find you listed as a school leader.  

Getting verified confirms you as a member of your school and opens up school-wide features such as School Directory and School Story.

4. Upload your Student Roster

You can easily upload your roster from a Word document or a .CSV spreadsheet into your School Directory! Teachers will later use your roster to import students into their class. This allows parents to connect once for all classes, instead of needing a unique code for each class their child is in. It also makes moving students from one class to another and keeping their parents connected simple! 

If you don't know parent emails yet…

Teachers can send home printed codes at Back to School or on the first day of class.

5. Create Teacher Accounts

Instruct teachers to create their teacher accounts and join the school listing you created.  Once they join, you can verify them using the School Directory feature.

You can also opt to invite teachers to your school. Teachers who accept this invitation will be automatically verified.  

6. Set Up Classes 

Have teachers create their classes. If you have set up your School Directory they can import students into their class or they can add new students and send parent invites.

They can also share the class with co-teachers, specials teachers, aides, and School Leaders

7. Create Consistency School-Wide by Setting School-Wide Skills

If you want all classes using the same set of skills, you can create a demo class, create your preferred skills, then share the class with all teachers.  From there, teachers will use the import skills feature to utilize your pre-set skills in their class.

8. Welcome Parents to Your School Community! 

You can now post to School Story with a welcome note, or just take a look at the feature to get to know it a bit better. School Story posts go out to all connected parents and appear within the parents' "Story" feed alongside Class Story and Student Portfolio posts. School Leaders have the ability to moderate School Story posts.

Have questions on going school-wide? Email us at hello@classdojo.com and we would be happy to help!

 

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