Webbasierte Software zur K-12-Schulverwaltung und Kommunikation zur Optimierung aller Aspekte der Schulverwaltung.
Parent Locker worked with us to set up and implement what we were required to have, and to make sure it worked for our specific needs. Everyone from sales to support has been top notch.
Also, setting up forms for families to fill out, so the information flows into the database, can be a little difficult.
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Unbelievable Bang for buck
Kommentare: We are using ParentLocker as the back end for all of our school systems. We were able to roll it out in a very short period of time and have been up and running. The low learning curve is one of its greatest assets. Another is how quickly it added features to adapt to the pandemic. Daily homework emails changed times to be daily schedules, contact tracing and screenings were added along with Zoom integration and more quickly accessible Google Classroom integration. New features are developed all the time.
Parent Locker took a complicated system, a school database, and made it extremely easy to use by simplifying the interface. Where other systems use complicated and heavy SQL type databases, PL seems to run a much more lightweight system. While this might sacrifice some power in theory, we have rarely had a task that we needed to run which couldn't be run natively. When we did, support came through in unbelievable timing to either run or develop to the functionality for us.
The company is somewhat small. While the company is growing, I had some reservations about the age and size of the company on its long term viability. This has proved to be a moot concern as the company has continued to build and develop and is going strong. I am still nitpicking but this is still my greatest concern with the software if forced to pick one.
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Two thumbs up to Parent Locker!
Kommentare: The admissions process and parent access to information has been so much more efficient with Parent locker. Data about the school is at our fingertips which has made everything more efficient. We looked at many different database solutions for schools - most of them sky-high expensive, complicated and not affordable for our small school - and we found Parent Locker to be the most easy to use and meeting our needs.
From creating a form to getting the link up on our website to getting submitted forms into our database, Parent Locker has made the admissions process so easy. The software seems very intuitive and easy to use. Our families so appreciate being able to submit an admissions form on their phone while they're on the go. I also love how quick it is to generate a report for any data you need! If I receive a spontaneous request from the board for enrollment data, it takes me five minutes to generate a report. I've found the customer support really good - they usually respond within 24 hours, and they are always dedicated to helping you until your problem is resolved. Plus they will continually make improvements to their software based on customer feedback - there aren't many companies you can say this about! We've been so happy with their product and their responsiveness to our needs, we still can't quite believe we have such a great product at that price.
There are a couple of things we are currently unable to generate in a data report - for example, we can't generate a report of students who have left the school so attrition trends are still a little challening to document in the database - but anything we can't do from our end, Parent Locker will do for us and get the info to us, which is so appreciated.
Easy to use, downloadable app to your phone, nice looking mass emails
Some of the SIS features are confusing but easy to learn.
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Does the work of serval Administrators
ParentLocker centralized all of our admissions, registration, student information, paperwork and attendance needs into one convenient and easy to use program. We love the Parent Teacher (P/T) Conference module as well as the beautiful Progress Report and Report Card features. The easy to use school wide email and text message features make sending information and reminds very user friendly. We are also grateful for the way the ParentLocker teamed jumped onto the distance learning program early in the COVID-19 situation and quickly integrated with Zoom and Google Classroom. We are excited to integrate ParentLocker with FACTS for our tuition contracts for this year and to roll out the other new features when we return to school.
The few features that we felt were missing have either already been added or are being rolled out this year.
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Ease of use
Parent Locker understood the needs of our particular school. Although many of the features we needed were already anticipated, the team at Parent Locker was quick to customize our needs. The greatest thing about Parent Locker is the ease of use.
Parent Locker has recently added a lot of features we were using other platforms to do for us, thus not integrated into one system. They have been slow to add such features but are realizing that schools need many different databases to "talk" to each other for better management of student's information.
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Parent Locker Review from TDSA
Kommentare: I use Parent Locker as an admissions professional and find that overall, I am able to access information easily.
Parent Locker is hands down one of the most user-friendly and intuitive programs I have worked with.
I have not found any cons as of yet. Any problems or questions that I've had, have been addressed.
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Parent Locker is an excellent choice
I love that it's so user-friendly for our parents! The design and ease to find information are clear and have a friendly 'feel'. Parents especially love the PTC module and the teachers love how easy it is to stay in communication with parents re: daily information, assignments, etc. The designer of the program is always thinking ahead and working to improve the program.
The scheduling section still needs some improvement. The app needs help but the designer is currently working on that.
Parent Locker will enhance your effectiveness as an educational institution.
Kommentare: From 1-10, Parent Locker is an 18!
1. Their customer support is unparalleled. Prompt responses and willing to resolve all concerns. Whenever you need something incorporated in the program, they are here to make it happen. We are extremely satisfied with this program. 2. Access to school data is easy and quick. It could be Attendance, Class lists, Communication to Parents, Report Cards, Integration with Google Classroom, Loom or generating data in multiple formats. Simplicity is the hallmark of this program. Teachers and administrators love the ease which which you can navigate the program. The refrain is " It is so easy and simple". 3. Flexible for each school and your particular needs. We went into Corona shutdown with a degree of calm because we had an excellent tool to communicate with parents. 4. Instead of parent receiving a hundred emails a day. they received a single daily digest which enabled parents to navigate their children's work in a consistent, clear and manageable manner.
What we have used - we have been happy with. Some processes need tweaking. However, there is always a work around which customer support has provided!
Parent Locker Review
Parent Locker has been an invaluable resource for our school on every level. The teachers, parents, students and administrators all benefit from the easy to use platform, the intuitive set-up and the user-friendly navigation. It has simplified and streamlined our school processes- from attendance to grading to student notes and files to communication, etc.
We were especially impressed and by the team's flexibility and know-how in helping us set-up online learning for our school in a matter of days. All the zoom meetings are fully integrated in the Parent Locker system and the platform is a one -stop resource that includes the schedules, daily assignments, links to zoom meetings, etc. They helped us navigate through a situation that could have been chaotic and instead helped make it doable and successful.
*the easy to use navigation * teacher- student-parent friendly interface with clear directions and intuitive set up *the pleasant font, graphics *responsiveness of the team to suggestions and feedback
They have been very responsive to help/support requests. Possibly to have a phone number to call in addition to access via email/chat.
ParentLocker - Made our lives so much easier
ParentLocker is a superb Student Information System. It has transformed the ability for us to function as a school with tracking attendance, student demographic information, report cards, communication with parents and so much more. It is user-friendly. Their customer service is great. We have a faculty that is not so technically savvy, but we were able to acclimate them to using many of the systems with nearly no in-service training as it is so intuitive. The entire interface is great.
The App is very basic. I know they are working on this, but currently, from a functional standpoint, we need to access from a phone through a browser which makes it a challenge on a phone.
Since we opened in school in September we were expected to follow all the CDC protocols which included Daily Health Screening. We were using a paper version but to collect that from 300 plus students was wasteful. Then we tried to use an online form through out current SIS system. It was a disaster and so much work for me to have to activate a new form every evening for the next day.
Then I found ParentLocker. It was so easy to setup and even easier for parents and teachers to use for the daily screening. It was also great that the teachers were able to use the app to see which students were cleared to enter the building with the click of a button.
We don't use it for any other features currently but I am sure they are just as easy to use and manage.
This app saved my sanity and was so worth the money!
ease of setup app is easy to use great customer service no issues
When you login to the website through a browser on the phone, it is unclear where to go for the screening.
Exceptional Parent Portal
ParentLocker is so intelligently designed, as if the engineers who set it up were previously school administrators. In every interface -- attendance, report cards, student/family data system, parent conference scheduler, group email system, reports -- there are so many smart, helpful, useful details. This system has professionalized our administration, and was really easy to learn. It's extremely intuitive. I just love everything about it. Two new amazing additions: They allow integration of Google Classroom with the portal's student organizer, and added a whole financial module, so we can set up our student contracts and payment through FACTS. The customer service team is very responsive, and has even tweaked some of it's products to make the system better for us.
I would love it if they would make a few more parts mobile friendly, mainly the email system, so you could use it in an emergency from your phone easily, and it would be great if there were a dismissal module. Also, setting up forms for families to fill out, so the information flows into the database, can be a little difficult.
Excellent Product for our Elementary School
Kommentare: ParentLocker has been such a big success at our school. It is very easy to manage the system, and any support that is needed is quickly provided. While we do not take advantage of all the many features that ParentLocker has to offer, it provides our staff with a neat, clean and organized workspace and an easy hub for communication between different parties. Another fantastic feature is the ability to submit suggestions. They truly take every suggestion into consideration and are true to their word when they say they will try and create something for you. There have been a couple of times where we asked if something could be added to our page and within several days they create what you need. ParentLocker and the support team have been a valuable asset to our school.
Easy to use. Support is great, knowledgeable and very helpful.
Certain administrative tasks need to be carried out on their side. I feel guilty about contacting them for something simple that I feel that I can do, but they do not mind doing whatever the task is. Maybe lack of more administrative features?
My overall experience is positive, Parentlocker is always there for help. They respond to the emails in less than 24 hours and they are efficient.
You are not being tossed between people.
You issue is followed till it's solved.
The things I like about this software is : -You can customize easily report card and progress report -If you made a mistake, supports helps you retrieve the data you lost -Reports from the school data base is an easy step - Support is always ready and eager to provide your need and customize reports for your need (we were able to change our attendance report to fir our need)
At this point, I wish sharing with google classroom had more control on the sharing items (for example except streaming) -different languages for communication with parents, so that parents that are bilingual can easily read our messages.
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Transformative School Management Software
Kommentare: Torah Academy of Boca Raton entered a new echelon of professionalism, communication, collaboration and clarity thanks to Parentlocker features including emails, homework updates, report cards, and more.
Parentlocker offers a user-friendly, integrated platform for successfully and smoothly managing student information, attendance, report cards, emails, teacher assignments, test calendars, parent conferences, and much more!
The software is designed, as the name indicates, with parents in mind. Teachers are secondary but also addressed overall. It is not as intuitively designed for administrator needs and management of teachers as well as students. Some more complex areas of the software also are missing needed features or customization. However, the software team is extremely responsive and receptive to feedback, and is constantly upgrading the software to meet our needs.
Parent Locker is the best of its kind
We use Parent Locker as our Student Information System (SIS). Its our database for all of the information we have on each student.
All of our classes and groups (ie teams or bus groups) are set up on PL inducing rosters, attendance, grade books for teachers, grades and report cards, discipline notes, test calendar.
We use it for most of our communication with parents.
We use the calendar.
PL schedules all of our parent-teacher conferences.
This year we started using the admissions database with our own custom forms. Now new records are created by families as they apply and we do minimal data entry.
We are also starting to create tuition agreements with the financials module.
It does exactly what it needs to Clean and intuitive interface Outstanding support It is very easy to customize with a a little bit of training and playing around- need to wait for the developers to do every little change. You don't have to be a computer expert to set it up.
The app needs a little work but I heard they are redoing it- looking forward
We use the daily health screening component to keep track of who enters through what entrance and if they were temperature cleared as well. Parent Locker worked with us to set up and implement what we were required to have, and to make sure it worked for our specific needs. Everyone from sales to support has been top notch. I highly recommend using them.
I just wish we could use the whole suite. We are tied to the software our district requires so switching to Parent Locker as our SIS isn't an option at this time. If we are given the opportunity I would switch in an instant.
An incredible product!
Kommentare: I have been thrilled with having Parent Locker as our SIS for school management!
Parent Locker is easy to learn and use. It has all the features that we need as a school and the company is always open to adding features when we request them. The product is so comprehensive; it can create many types of data reports to help analyze different situations. Customer service is great- they are patient, incredibly helpful and quick to respond.
This product was a bit pricier than other softwares of its kind, but well worth the cost difference since the quality is great.
Review from Parent at school that uses Parent Locker
Kommentare: As a user from outside the organization (the purchasing school), I can't speak to the business side of the software.
ParentLocker is a convenient and efficient to keep updated with my child's school work , grades, homework and other school-related information. The phone app makes finding daily assignment available at the click of a finger, from anywhere.
I find the feature to contact teachers via email from within the app very useful. I do wish there was a better way to have communication between the teachers and students within the app. There is an entire part of the "triangle" that is left out of the app, and not being able to have effective communication between the school and the entire family ( parents AND students) creates some extra work.
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Kommentare: Great customer service and value
Its ease to use. Its price point. Its functionality
Doesnt integrate with some of my other system
Kommentare: We have been utilizing ParentLocker for a number of years for Teacher-Parent communications, report cards, Parent-Teacher conferences, lesson plans and homework communications. We have had a positive experience with the program and find it easy to use. It is accessible to parents, teachers and administrators alike. The tutorials that ParentLocker provides are simple and user friendly and the updates are always timely. Occasionally there are questions or features of the program that are unfamiliar. For these items, it would be helpful to have a help feature that could give an overview of how to use it. However, when we seek support, the ParentLocker team is quick to respond. Overall we find this program useful and compatible with our needs and recommend it for use by other schools.
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Kommentare: I have found Parent Locker to be a very useful tool! It is easy to use.... It's set up logically - and one can navigate through the system with minimal training. In addition, I've found the customer support to be excellent. It's refreshing to have a vendor spend time on a phone call - to truly understand the issue/request for system changes. I was very pleased with the quick turn-around time, too - and the follow up. Our system changes were made the same day - and we received an email to ensure that we were satisfied with those changes - and that nothing more was needed. Working with Parent Locker has been a positive experience & I would recommend the system.
It's easy to pull necessary data - and it's easy to navigate the system.
I wish that we could manipulate the reports as an end user - so that the data could appear in various formats. Also - I'd like to see a reverse look-up of telephone numbers & email addresses. Lastly - the system opens an additional window when account information is viewed from a student's information page. I don't feel that the info should be displayed in new tabs....
Wonderful system for school management
Kommentare: Overall, our experience with Parent Locker has been strong, and their team's quick response times when we have issues and willingness to work with us to design what we need has really maximized our experience.
Parent Locker is a wonderful tool for managing the seemingly infinite amounts of data that we have to track in running our school. From student schedules and grades, to a full database of family information, to lesson plans and report cards, to a variety of communication tools - Parent Locker allows us to stay on top of our school.
I would love to be able to be signed in on more than one device at a time.
Highly Satisfied Customer
Kommentare: We use Parent Locker for report cards, student records, grades, attendance tracking, and parent contacts. It serves our needs very effectively.
Parent Locker is the most user-friendly software I've used. It has all of the features our school needs at a significantly cost than the two previous programs we have used over the years. The information I seek is easily accessible and the service we have received when needed has been respectful and effective. I highly recommend Parent Locker and am appreciative that it is available to us.
It took a little longer initially to get the guidance we needed to get set up but found that scheduling time for support worked better for us and for Parent Locker staff.
The Brandeis School
Kommentare: We're happy with its features and integration with other platforms. It is pretty simply to use, sometimes things do seem a bit more convoluted then necessary- but for the most part, it's a great program for educators/ed. admins.
Parent Locker works well for our school and helps integrate every component of education management. We are able to utilize it to communicate with parents, facilitate PTC, and most recently coordinate our zoom classes.
Customer Service isn't as quick to answer as we'd like, however, once they do respond, they will work with us through our problem.