Lynden School District is now using ParentSquare to streamline school-to-home communications. ParentSquare is used for mass communications such as school newsletters, district information, and urgent alerts. You can watch this ParentSquare 3 minute overview to learn more.
You will receive an email inviting you to join ParentSquare. If you are a parent, and your contact information is in our district’s school database system (Skyward), you can use your email or phone number on file to set up your account with the invitation. It takes less than a minute! Be sure to use the contact information we have on file in order to properly sync your account.
If your link expires, you do not need to wait for a new link. Simply go to www.parentsquare.com and create an account using the email on file with the school district.
Once you activate your account, you can set your preferences under “My Account”:
If you can’t sign into ParentSquare with your email or phone number, please contact your school office to make sure your contact information is correct in Skyward.
ParentSquare will be the main source of communication for the district. However, this method of communication might not be utilized by all classrooms right away. This is a new platform, so please be patient.
ParentSquare will notify those contacts listed as a primary parent, parent, or guardian within Skyward. ParentSquare is an all-in-one platform that contains personally identifiable information for each student, therefore, we only engage with those designated contacts.
No, if you prefer, you can navigate to www.parentsquare.com/signin from a computer and do all of the same ParentSquare activities.
No. Each contact has their own private account. They will, however, see everything related to the shared student. They will NOT see contact information on the other guardians.
The preferred method is to contact your school office so they can update it through Skyward. ParentSquare pulls updated data from Skyward every evening. It can take up to 24 hours for the change to sync with ParentSquare.
Please go to ParentSquare.com and on the login page click “Forgot Password”. Put in your email or phone number and you will be sent a link to reset your password.
You can customize your language settings by going to “My Account” and clicking “Change This” under language settings. From there, you can choose any language you prefer from the drop-down menu, and you will start to receive content in that language.
Here are the most common reasons and their corresponding solutions:
Check your notification preferences on My Account Page. Are your notification preferences on?
Check your spam folder for emails from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Add the domain ParentSquare.com or the email address email@example.com to the safe senders list in your email client (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) You can google how to do this.
If using Gmail: Go to Settings. At the bottom of the pane, click Mail. In the left pan, select Mail > Accounts > Block or allow.
Under Blocked Senders, select the address or domain you want to unblock, and then select.
Text the word START to 66458. This will resume text messaging to your phone.
ParentSquare is a secure connection with our student information system (Skyward) to enable communication contact info. It pulls school-database information only and has a high level of security since this is how the company connects its product with school district databases for use. The data is not shared by ParentSquare.
Just like with any product we use that interfaces with Skyward (Office 365, Canvas, etc.), the company must comply with privacy for students per FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) as well as privacy for staff information.