Send a Message

Messages are sent and received in PlusPortals, making them accessible to all users regardless of whether or not they have an e-mail.

To send a message, follow these steps:

  1. On the navigation bar, click Communication > E-Mails and Messages.
  2. Click the Messages tab.
  3. Click New Message.

    Messages Tab

  4. Type a Title.
  5. In Description, type your message.
  6. Click Add Recipients.

    Create a Message

  7. In the Select Recipients dialog box, do any of the tasks described in the table below:

    Task Action
    Add admin users to the recipients list.
    1. Click Admin Users.
    2. Select the admin users you want to add to the recipients list, and then click Next.
    Add teachers to the recipients list.
    1. Click Teachers.
    2. Do one of the following:
      • Click Individual Teachers, and select the teachers you want to email.
      • Click By Grade Level, and select the teachers you want to email by the grade they teach.
      • Click By Course, and select the teachers you want to email by the course they teach.
      • Click By Section/Class, and select the teachers you want to email by the section/class they teach.
      • Click By Student. Select the grade of the student whose teachers you want to email, and then select the student.
    3. Click Next.
    Add students and parents to the recipients list.
    1. Click Students and Parents.
    2. Do one of the following:
      • Click By Grade Level. Select the student's grade, and then select the student.
      • Click By Teacher. Select the student's teacher, and then select the student.
      • Click By Section/Class, and select the students you want to message by their section/class.
    3. At the bottom of the Select Recipients dialog box next to Send Message To, select the check box for who you want to message (students and/or parents).
    4. Click Next.
    Add a group to the recipients list.
    1. Click Groups.
    2. In the Select Group drop-down list, select the group you want.
    3. Under Select recipients, select the recipients you want, and then click Next.

    If you select the Individuals check box, another Select Recipients dialog box appears. Select the users you want to add to the recipients list, and then click Next.

    Select Recipients

Repeat steps 6 and 7 to add multiple user groups to the recipients list.

  1. To send a push notification to parents' mobile devices along with the portal message, select the Include Push Notification check box.

    Parents will receive the push notification if they downloaded the ParentPlus app and registered their account.

  2. You will only see the Include Push Notification check box if push notifications are enabled and parents are permitted to receive push notifications for new messages. For more information, see Enable Push Notifications and Choose the Types of Push Notifications to Send Parents.

  3. Click Send.
  4. Send a Message