Aeries has a feature where parents or students can subscribe to weekly progress emails from within the Aeries Parent/Student Portal. These emails contain up to date attendance and gradebook information. The information contained in this email is the same information that is available through the parent portal. Security settings are honored.
Parent or Student Portal Groups will need access to 'Parent Notification Preferences"
When parents log into the parent portal, they will see a banner prompting them to sign up for weekly progress emails if they have not already done so.
An option labeled Parent Notification Preferences will also display in the drop-down menu when parents click on their username in the upper right-hand corner. This allows them to sign up for weekly progress report emails for a preferred day and time and adjust their notification preferences at any time.
Each time the parent logs into the parent portal, they will get a message notifying them that they are subscribed.
To turn on this option in Aeries for your District, go to School Info | Configurations | Weekly Progress Email Setup and click Enable to enable, or if it is already enabled you can click Disable to disable the messages from being sent.
The 'Enable "Send Now" function for Parent/Student Portal' will display a button in Parent Notification Preferences that will enable the Parent/Student to send the email on-demand. However, it will not send any reports during 'Quiet Hours'.
Note: The email address specified in the Send Progress Emails From field will be used as the "from" address for weekly progress emails, which is where the message will be sent when a recipient replies to the email. For deliverability, it is recommended that this be a real email address which is our recommendation for all 'From' email addresses.
The following is an example of the email parents/students would receive:
The email also includes a link to the Aeries Parent Portal. If the URL for the External and Internal Parent/Student Portal URL is set in School Options at the District Level, it'll be included in this email.
Aeries Communications Integration
For Aeries Communications customers, the Weekly Progress report will be delivered via the Aeries Communications platform according to the parent's notification preferences. This may include email, text message, and the Aeries Communications announcements feed. The email content will be identical to that which would be sent to non-Communications customers. The SMS and Feed content will include only current Gradebook marks in a stripped-down format.
Below is a sample of a weekly progress grade announcement in the Feed.