Cabarrus County Schools uses ParentSquare for school communication, primarily with email, text and app notifications. ParentSquare automatically syncs with PowerSchool to generate an account for each parent, using their preferred email address and phone number. We encourage parents to access their accounts so they can download the mobile app and update their preferences on when and how they are notified.
ParentSquare is a safe, secure, and modern approach to communication and collaboration between school and home.
ParentSquare is a unified communication platform that offers a whole host of tools which allows district, school administrators and teachers to more effectively communicate and engage with families and students. Some features include:
As a registered parent, you can:
On the app, enter your email or cell phone number. The email and/or cell phone number should match what is in the school's information system (PowerSchool) or database.
On the web, click ‘Sign In’, then under ‘Register’ section, put your email or phone number and click '“Go”.
If the email or phone number is not recognized by ParentSquare, parents can follow directions to request access or call the school office and ask them to update the contact information.
ParentSquare allows users to customize their notifications based on notification type and select their preferred delivery method for each school. The Instant setting will send all post notifications in real-time. The Digest setting sends direct messages, alerts, and time-sensitive posts instantly, but sends all non-time sensitive posts at the end of the day, reducing the number of notifications you receive daily. (We recommend the Digest setting.) More information here.
Click “Unsubscribe” link on your email from ParentSquare or reply STOP to the SMS from ParentSquare to stop notifications to your email or phone.
**** If the email or phone number is not recognized by ParentSquare, parents can call the school office attendance/registar’s clerk and ask them to update the contact information.
1. Activate Your Account
Click the link in your activation email/text, or sign up on parentsquare.com or via the ParentSquare app.
2. Download App
It’s easy to stay in the loop with the ParentSquare app. Download it now for.
3. Set Preferences
Click your name in the top right to set your notification and language preferences.
4. Get Photos & Files
Click ‘Photos & Files’ in sidebar to access pictures, forms, and documents that have been shared with you.
5. Appreciate Posts
Click ‘Appreciate’ in your email/app or website to thank a teacher or staff member for a post.
6. Comment or Reply
Click ‘Comment’ in app or website to privately ask a question about the post that your teacher or school sent.
Click ‘Sign Ups & RSVPs’ in the sidebar to see available opportunities. Click bell on top to check your commitments.
8. Join a Group
Click ‘Groups’ in the sidebar to join a group or committee at your school to participate or to stay up to-date.
9. Find People
Click ‘Directory’ in the sidebar to find contact information for school staff.
10. Get in Touch
Click ‘Messages’ in the sidebar to privately get in touch with staff and teachers.
Beginning of the 2023-2024 School Year.
Yes. All CCS parents have a ParentSquare account. ParentSquare is the primary tool for district and school communication. Individuals who do not activate their account in ParentSquare will still receive an email digest at the end of each day that communication is sent out to them. In the event of emergencies, phone calls will be sent as well.
Yes. Starting August 8, 2023, the following tools and services may no longer be available for Cabarrus County Schools to use. The functionality of these tools will be available in ParentSquare. Individual schools will communicate with parents on the availability of other communications tools.
Parents can update their language preference for their account. Once they have done this, ParentSquare will automatically translate any communication to them in their selected language. This translation will also occur when the parent sends a message to a staff member. Learn more about ParentSquare translations and how to set the language preference.