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Parent Today is a free, bi-monthly, award-winning e-mail newsletter and companion website designed to help build a stronger bridge between families and the classroom.

Parent Today is filled with research-based information that empowers parents and guardians and supports teachers.

Parent Today addresses four “chapters” of a child’s life – early learners, elementary school, the middle years and high school – with stories about what is happening in the classroom and students’ lives.

Visit the Parent Today website to subscribe at http://www.parenttoday.org/ * Once you sign up, you will receive emails twice monthly with a brief list of current articles in the linked e-newsletter and website. No subscriber information is shared, and you may unsubscribe at any time. Parent Today is a free service for SCS district residents.

*Note: Schoharie's subscriber code is 12157.

Parent TodayThe Parent Today website offers resources to subscribing families that encourage parents to be more fully engaged in their child’s academic life. Regular features also include Timely Tips about enjoyable activities for students and families, In the News and a link to Education Speaks, which focuses on education-related news and trends.

Parent Today has received numerous national and state honors, including the National School Public Relations Association’s 2014 and 2013 Golden Achievement Award and New York State School Public Relations Association communication awards.

 Frequently Asked Questions about Parent Today

What is Parent Today?
How do I sign up?
Who can sign up for Parent Today?
How do I log in?
How often will I receive Parent Today?
I have an SNN profile. Do I need to create a new one to receive Parent Today?
Does it cost anything to subscribe to Parent Today?
Is Parent Today written by parenting experts?
Am I going to start getting junk e-mail messages?
Can I unsubscribe?

Q. What is Parent Today?
A. Parent Today is a free e-mail newsletter and companion website designed to help build a stronger bridge between families and the classroom. Parent Today is filled with research-based information that empowers parents and supports teachers. Parent Today addresses four chapters of a child’s life – early learners, elementary school, the middle years and high school – with stories about what is happening in the classroom and students’ lives. The companion website offers resources to subscribing families that encourage parents to be more fully engaged in their child’s academic life.

Q. How do I sign up?
A. On the Parent Today website, http://www.parenttoday.org/, click on “Subscribe now” at the top left of the page to create your user profile. You will be asked to fill in your name and e-mail address and select a password. Once you create your profile, you will begin receiving bimonthly newsletters and have access to the parenttoday.org website. You may also find the website via a link on this webpage. Note: Schoharie's subscriber code is 12157.

Q. Who can sign up for Parent Today?
A. Schoharie Central School District receives Parent Today as part of its communications services from the Capital Region BOCES. Residents of the district can sign up at http://www.parenttoday.org.  Note: Schoharie's subscriber code is 12157.

Q. How do I log in, once I have subscribed?
A. On the Parent Today home page, enter your e-mail address and password in the appropriate fields and press the Login button.

Q. How often will I receive e-mails from Parent Today?
A. You will receive an e-mail newsletter twice each month.

Q. I have a School News Notifier (SNN) profile. Do I need to create a new profile to receive Parent Today?
A. Yes, you will need to create a separate profile to receive access to Parent Today.

Q. Does it cost anything to subscribe to Parent Today?
A. No. Parent Today is provided free of charge by your school district.

Q. Who produces Parent Today?
A. Parent Today is produced by the Capital Region BOCES Communications Service, written and edited by a group of Communications Team members. The  BOCES provides educational leadership, services and support to meet the needs of our students and school districts, and the Communications Team consists of more than 60 professionals who support the effort of districts they serve. Many team members are parents who, though not "experts," know how to find expert answers to parenting issues and questions.

Q. Why should I subscribe to Parent Today?
A. Dozens of studies have confirmed the positive link between parental involvement and students’ improved performance in school. Parent Today offers simple strategies and tools that can be used at home to help children make huge strides in the classroom.

Parent Today provides research-based information that is aligned with the New York State Learning Standards and the developing Common Core Standards. Parent Today's writers and editors tap their fellow communications professionals, area teachers and school officials to develop content relevant to students in our area. Parents, guardians, school staff and students may all suggest story ideas.

Q. How can I submit a story idea?
A. Submit your story idea to http://www.parenttoday.org/contact.cfm

Q. If I subscribe to Parent Today, am I going to start receiving junk e-mail messages?
A. No, as a subscriber to Parent Today you will only receive the twice-monthly Parent Today e-newsletter. The email address included in your Parent Today user profile is maintained on a secure database. The school district and Capital Region BOCES do not provide any information about Parent Today subscribers to any third parties for any purpose.

Q. How do I unsubscribe from Parent Today?
A. To unsubscribe, visit the Parent Today homepage and log in. Click on “my account,” and you’ll find an unsubscribe button there.

 

 

 

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