ParentSquare to Provide K-12 Educators With COVID-19 Health Screening Forms for Back to School

Thursday, August 6, 2020 Coronavirus News
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Fast, secure daily health screening process for students, teachers and staff reduces administrative burdens and helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- ParentSquare Inc., provider of the premier unified school-to-home engagement platform for K-12, has launched a new health screening form feature, delivering schools an easy-to-use solution to enable student and staff daily health screenings.

With this new feature, parents, staff and high school students can electronically submit a health screening form indicating if they are exhibiting systems of COVID-19. They will immediately receive clearance to go to school or instructions to stay home, matching school or district policies. For school bus or on-campus health screening scenarios, teachers and staff can easily use ParentSquare to record results for students.

Because these health screening forms are managed through the ParentSquare platform, identifying information about the student or staff member is pre-populated from data the school already has, and the information remains secure and private.

Results from the health form are immediately available in ParentSquare's dashboard for the student's homeroom teacher, authorized staff or on-site health screeners — with clear indication of missing responses or if anyone is exhibiting symptoms.

The school or district can select a CDC-aligned health screening form in ParentSquare and then customize to meet any additional requirements they may have. The form is initially available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean.

The Health Screening form feature is available now, and included at no additional charge for all customers with ParentSquare's existing Forms and Permission Slips component as part of their solution.

"Our goal is to make it easier for students and families to complete necessary health screenings, and easier for teachers and staff to process, manage and maintain easily accessible records and reports of these screenings," said Sohit Wadhwa, CEO of ParentSquare.

"We hope this feature will prevent those exposed or with symptoms from visiting campus at all, helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools" said Anupama Vaid, ParentSquare Founder and President. "In addition to the obvious benefit of keeping potentially sick students and staff home before arriving at school, it also helps districts save time and money, by reducing paper printing, handling and processing involved with on-site health screenings."

About ParentSquare ParentSquare is relied upon by more than two million educators and families in over 44 states for unified, effective school communications. ParentSquare provides parent engagement tools that work from the district office to the individual classroom, supported by powerful metrics and reporting. ParentSquare's technology platform features extensive integrations with student information and other critical administrative systems, translation to more than 100 languages, and app, email, text, voice and web portal access for equitable communication. ParentSquare (http://www.parentsquare.com), founded in 2011, is based in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

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