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Remind: School Communication

Remind: School Communication

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School Communication

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  • Feb 18, 2021

    By Kristen
    It works pretty well! I wish we could customize the heart color to school colors and I wish we could get the whole school to use this app. AND I wish the school could have a landing page with all their classes/clubs/teams, etc listed in one place AND have the entire school activities calendar listed there also. Maybe someday...
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  • Some inconveniences Dec 3, 2020

    By frugalfotoMama
    It’s fine to receive basic reminders. We use for school admin to parent or teacher to parent and Vice versa communication. The free version has very low character limit (140) so it’s hard to fit even basic info-so then it’s a reminder and see attachment. Which you can only attach one picture or file. So that means sending several messages which leads to over notifications, which then parents are bothered. (There are plans available for higher character around 500 is the one my school finally switched to. This is very helpful. Idk the cost on the administration side, but I appreciate it both as a teacher and parent.) On the parent side if you have receive notifications turned on then it’s really like two notifications because you get the notification and view it. But then you still have to open the app and view in the app for it to be marked read, otherwise it still looks like you have a new message. Also if several attachments were sent in a row you have to open each one separately. So it’s small inconvenience but adds up. I do like how you can individual message within groups so it’s a way for parents to connect without sharing numbers. And you can individual connect with a teacher. But each teacher had to make their own group. Overall it functions for its basic purpose to send a brief reminder to a group of people who have signed up-but that’s the key-very basic.
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  • Feb 18, 2021

    By Effy V
    If the message is too long, it doesn't send but it also stays right at the bottom of you message page with no way to get rid of it. I have to scroll up to see the most recent message. It also is sometimes slow typing, especially if your message gets a little longer than a couple hundred characters.
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  • First ever app review.... this should be used at every school! Mar 8, 2019

    By Amy E from AZ
    This is the first app I’ve ever reviewed! But I have to say how this app has been so amazing for our family! My 5 year old son has autism and receives a lot of special services including seeing numerous teachers and therapists at school. Before this app I was never able to keep up with all the emails, found it impossible to go through everything and respond to everyone in a timely manner. Once his school started using Remind, all the important communications, the stuff directly from his teachers regarding things in his specific care, now had their very own home on my phone, and the unique style alerts easily combined to separate these important messages from the noise of my constantly roaring email inbox! With this app I have been able to GREATLY improve my communications with my son’s teachers and therapists at school and it allows so much better cross communication between the entire group on his team as well! I think every school should be using this app. Teachers, get your classroom on here! Parents, send Remind invites to your children’s teachers! I love this app so much and hope to see it used everywhere soon!
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  • Feb 18, 2021

    By Frances De Los Santos
    Used to be great, but it's pretty glitchy now. I've had multiple times where I sent a message and it never "delivered" - both when using the mobile app or sending the message through the site. It's frustrating.
  • Terrible Sign up experience Aug 29, 2020

    By shouldntbehard
    First, I signed up using the text option provided by my daughter’s school. Second, I downloaded the app and chose to sign in using my google account, rather than creating “another” user account on someone else’s servers. I finished the verification process and and found the account I had just created via text message. I was prompted to merge and I accepted. I received an email saying my accounts were merged so I assumed the app was just a stuck. Third, merging was stuck for over 10 minutes so I removed and downloaded the app again. When I got to the main page it had already pre-populated my email address in the email field. Assuming the app was smart enough to use Google SSO, as I had previously indicated, I clicked the next button. Now it’s trying to create me another account on remind servers. So basically no SSO. And, I’m stuck on the page that wants me to choose a password! I don’t want to choose a password! I want to go back and sign in with the Google account like I indicated in the first place. But now the app won’t let me go anywhere until I enter a password. I’ve deleted the app. I’ve deleted the app and app data, but it appears to be keeping track of where I was in the app. Clearly it’s storing something where I cannot delete it. Now I have no idea how to use this app. It’s stuck and I have no recourse.
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  • Horrible app!!!! Jan 26, 2020

    By Dosangel
    This app is apparently too hard for some teachers to set up. I sent a message to my child’s teacher at about 9:45 pm one evening and the message wasn’t received by the teacher until around 3 am when it woke her up because she had her am/pm switched around in her available hours and had it programmed mistakenly to go to her personal cell phone. When I arrived at the school the next morning to drop off my children I was met at the car/curb by two administrators who demanded that I meet them across campus at an admin office where I was accused of hacking into a teachers personal life and obtaining her cell phone number!! Luckily I was able to prove that I sent the message at around 9:45 pm vs the reported 3 am by showing them the app and the message to clear myself. However, this resulted in the teacher getting embarrassed &/or still not trusting me and she didn't think she could continue being my child’s teacher. So, my son was transferred to a different teacher where he went through an entire school year being constantly abused verbally and physically. Now 2 years later, the teacher who was too stupid to understand how to properly set up her app is now my child’s teacher again and even though I refuse to use the remind app to communicate with her she has created a new nightmare for my child this year!!!
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  • Feb 8, 2021

    By Marianne Manthey
    Character limit all of a sudden, really?? I'm not tweeting, I'm sending an important message to my son's teacher! Now I have to send it in chucks? Did you forget who your target market is?? And how the heck do I turn off the option to send duplicate redundant messages to my text app?? I'm so sick of having to check both for the same message. This app is so frustrating.
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  • Jumbled Apr 1, 2019

    By I reviewed it!
    This app is...kind of......ok-ish. This app used to be great! I will be honest and say that the app WAS awesome in the past. However, now it’s just a necessary annoyance. I use it now only because I need it to keep in touch with the schools that my children attend. The stream of messages with no division of which school or class is annoying. The inability to leave a school is annoying. Yes. I get that there is a way to delete a school, but it doesn’t work every time. Try it. It won’t always work. I have a teacher who has two different groups. They both go to the same stream because they were both sent out by the same person. That gets confusing because I have to check the header of each and every message to see which group is being referred to instead of them being able to be separate even with them having different codes!!! It’s a different group!! It shouldn’t come in on the same screen as the other group!!! It’s just annoying!!! This is the situation for the most active groups on my app. Good luck trying to keep track of everything with this crazy app!!!! I’m so sad to leave a two star review for what used to be one of my favorite apps. :-( :-( :-(
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  • Feb 19, 2021

    By Ènam
    I get updates from my son's teacher way more than before. definitely helped improve communication. I just wish I could turn off notifications from the other teachers in his school. Blocking them doesn't work
  1. Used by more than 23 million educators, students, and parents in over 90% of U.S. public school districts
  2. “Remind’s features have proved especially popular in low-income districts, where parent engagement is a key issue for teachers..." - Buzzfeed
  3. Translate messages into over 70 languages to make communication possible with almost anyone

Reviewed by Laura S on February 2, 2018

  • First ever app review.... this should be used at every school! Mar 8, 2019

    By Amy E from AZ
    This is the first app I’ve ever reviewed! But I have to say how this app has been so amazing for our family! My 5 year old son has autism and receives a lot of special services including seeing numerous teachers and therapists at school. Before this app I was never able to keep up with all the emails, found it impossible to go through everything and respond to everyone in a timely manner. Once his school started using Remind, all the important communications, the stuff directly from his teachers regarding things in his specific care, now had their very own home on my phone, and the unique style alerts easily combined to separate these important messages from the noise of my constantly roaring email inbox! With this app I have been able to GREATLY improve my communications with my son’s teachers and therapists at school and it allows so much better cross communication between the entire group on his team as well! I think every school should be using this app. Teachers, get your classroom on here! Parents, send Remind invites to your children’s teachers! I love this app so much and hope to see it used everywhere soon!
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  • This is an awesome app Dec 15, 2019

    By Kylee Boshers
    This is an amazing app to use. You can use it for many different things, you can use it for school or just for groups for school. You can use it for work. You can pretty much use it for anything related to learning or working. It’s an awesome app to have because it has helped me to remember things for school I mainly use it for my beta club stuff. You can add friends and different things in it, and you can also, you can make your own profile. You can add friends on it and it’s just a really good app to use if you forget things like I do and I just love to see what things and opportunities for school and mainly my group for school, beta. Whoever made this app is amazing I could give them a huge thumbs up, and also I want to give he/she a hug because of this app I am able to remember things for beta club. THANKS FOR GIVING ME TJIS OPPORTUNITY to make a review. P.S. I want to say thank you again and I want to meet the person who made this app because they are a genius or they all or all geniuses
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  • Feb 18, 2021

    By Candace Eldridge
    I love this app. My students can communicate with me anytime, and they do, when they won't by any other method. I love that parents can get the updates without having to contact me AND that it is FERPA compliant!
  • Feb 11, 2021

    By Generically Named
    It seems that a recent update made it so that messages have ridiculously short limits on length -- makes it impossible to communicate anything. Also, the first letter of sentences isn't automatically upper-case either, which seems to be another change introduced.
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  • Feb 18, 2021

    By tiffany Vanlengen
    This is an absolutely excellent tool teachers can use to strengthen communication. It really helps the education process. I absolutely love this and utilize it all the time.
  • Feb 8, 2021

    By Chelsie Mulholland
    I love using it to communicate with parents and students but sometimes it doesn't give me a notification that I have received a message. Idk if it's my phone or Remind, but it is minorly inconvenient.
  • Great for teachers Aug 30, 2018

    By mickeymahjong
    I love this app. The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is because I think you should be able to send longer messages. I often have to send 3 messages to relay the week’s reminders, which is annoying to me and the parents. Also, I have to keep a parent contact log and I wish there was a way to sort the dates of messages sent directly to the parents that aren’t whole class messages. I have to go into each parent and do them one by one and it takes forever- so a sort drop down menu filter would be nice. What’s great? The fact you can go back and look at old messages. I actually had a parent try to sue our school because she said her child slipped on the bathroom floor and lost a permanent tooth. On the day her daughter was playing with the sink water, she did slip and lose a tooth, but her mom texted me through remind and said, “ thank goodness the doctors said it was a baby tooth, her permanent one is getting close to coming in.” Lawsuit saved! I also like that it lets you attach pics. I often take pics of school flyers or homework sheets and send.
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  • Feb 11, 2021

    By Chris Tedder
    It servers its purpose. You get the remind message, then an email notification of the remind message, lastly you get a text so you don't forget check your other accounts about the same event. So app is thorough. If you need help staying on track Remind will do just that !
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  • Feb 11, 2021

    By Gabriela V
    Great app for teachers and parents. Fast way to reach and stay up to date with teachers. But sometimes it does glitch.
  • Very helpful, few minor flaws Sep 18, 2020

    By I am an echo
    “Outside of office hours” needs to have an option so the app will not notify you during that time. I have at times been unable to silence my phone for personal reasons and been awakened, disrupted or frustrated by students messaging at times I have asked them, numerous times, not to. It has only gotten worse with online learning. Students do not always have the maturity to realize that it is inappropriate to message a teacher at 10 pm to ask if an assignment was turned in or to correct a grade. That option would save me, and I’d imagine many teachers, so much frustration. The good: I use this app daily. It has helped me support numerous students over the years, whether it was simple questions or reassuring them to focus on self-care and family during difficult times. I don’t know what I would do without it. It helps me connect with and help so many students. I very much appreciate what it does, but I need a break from the notifications/work sometimes.
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  • Feb 18, 2021

    By Kristen
    It works pretty well! I wish we could customize the heart color to school colors and I wish we could get the whole school to use this app. AND I wish the school could have a landing page with all their classes/clubs/teams, etc listed in one place AND have the entire school activities calendar listed there also. Maybe someday...
    more
  • Some inconveniences Dec 3, 2020

    By frugalfotoMama
    It’s fine to receive basic reminders. We use for school admin to parent or teacher to parent and Vice versa communication. The free version has very low character limit (140) so it’s hard to fit even basic info-so then it’s a reminder and see attachment. Which you can only attach one picture or file. So that means sending several messages which leads to over notifications, which then parents are bothered. (There are plans available for higher character around 500 is the one my school finally switched to. This is very helpful. Idk the cost on the administration side, but I appreciate it both as a teacher and parent.) On the parent side if you have receive notifications turned on then it’s really like two notifications because you get the notification and view it. But then you still have to open the app and view in the app for it to be marked read, otherwise it still looks like you have a new message. Also if several attachments were sent in a row you have to open each one separately. So it’s small inconvenience but adds up. I do like how you can individual message within groups so it’s a way for parents to connect without sharing numbers. And you can individual connect with a teacher. But each teacher had to make their own group. Overall it functions for its basic purpose to send a brief reminder to a group of people who have signed up-but that’s the key-very basic.
    more
  • Feb 18, 2021

    By Effy V
    If the message is too long, it doesn't send but it also stays right at the bottom of you message page with no way to get rid of it. I have to scroll up to see the most recent message. It also is sometimes slow typing, especially if your message gets a little longer than a couple hundred characters.
    more
  • Feb 18, 2021

    By Frances De Los Santos
    Used to be great, but it's pretty glitchy now. I've had multiple times where I sent a message and it never "delivered" - both when using the mobile app or sending the message through the site. It's frustrating.
  • Great idea Oct 1, 2020

    By Smackadoo u
    Really helpful way to keep in contact with teachers or classes. However, there are a few kinks to still work through. I cannot message a teacher without having received a message from them first. I don’t understand why I can message anyone in the class except for the teacher. There has got to be a better way to organize classes. More customization within the app would be very helpful. For example, being able to organize the list of classes or teachers in any order, or in alphabetical order or put them in groups. Another helpful tool would be a way to mark something as important or put it in a to do list. It’s great to have these reminders, but once you read it there is not a way to set it aside to remember where it is later if it isn’t something that can be done right away. Lastly, I hate getting text messages as well. What is the point of the app if I get a text anyway. I disabled this in the app, but made the mistake of accepting a class through a text and began receiving the texts again. I unsubscribed, again mistakenly through text, and that ended my ability to send a message to the teacher even through the remind app.
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  • Feb 8, 2021

    By Marianne Manthey
    Character limit all of a sudden, really?? I'm not tweeting, I'm sending an important message to my son's teacher! Now I have to send it in chucks? Did you forget who your target market is?? And how the heck do I turn off the option to send duplicate redundant messages to my text app?? I'm so sick of having to check both for the same message. This app is so frustrating.
    more
  • Jumbled Apr 1, 2019

    By I reviewed it!
    This app is...kind of......ok-ish. This app used to be great! I will be honest and say that the app WAS awesome in the past. However, now it’s just a necessary annoyance. I use it now only because I need it to keep in touch with the schools that my children attend. The stream of messages with no division of which school or class is annoying. The inability to leave a school is annoying. Yes. I get that there is a way to delete a school, but it doesn’t work every time. Try it. It won’t always work. I have a teacher who has two different groups. They both go to the same stream because they were both sent out by the same person. That gets confusing because I have to check the header of each and every message to see which group is being referred to instead of them being able to be separate even with them having different codes!!! It’s a different group!! It shouldn’t come in on the same screen as the other group!!! It’s just annoying!!! This is the situation for the most active groups on my app. Good luck trying to keep track of everything with this crazy app!!!! I’m so sad to leave a two star review for what used to be one of my favorite apps. :-( :-( :-(
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  • Feb 19, 2021

    By Ènam
    I get updates from my son's teacher way more than before. definitely helped improve communication. I just wish I could turn off notifications from the other teachers in his school. Blocking them doesn't work
  • Feb 8, 2021

    By Yvonne Radcliff
    I don't like the newest update that much. Limiting the amiunt of text to so little. Having to send multiple text to complete one or try to calculate the amount takes up too much time.
  • Mostly Great Dec 9, 2019

    By Carisjojo
    I mostly like the premise of this app. It does exactly what it says it will do mostly perfectly. Students like it and it’s easy to use. However, a couple things drive me crazy: 1) it’s impossible to clear notifications. I HATE seeing the notification tag on my devices and it’s impossible to get rid of them. I have spent an eternity combing through the thousands of messages I’ve received over the past three years, none of them are unread, yet I still have four notifications that will NOT go away. Grrrr. 2) I know that app designers want us to constantly use their apps, but this one goes too far. It will send me 20 notifications a day, with no options on which to receive and how. They’re either off or on which makes the app either useless or completely obnoxious. There’s no in between and that is annoying. I’ve now uninstalled this app for the second time. That means I only use the web browser version, which is not as convenient, but at least it can’t bombard me with notifications that are impossible to remove. Please fix and I will reinstall!
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  • Terrible Sign up experience Aug 29, 2020

    By shouldntbehard
    First, I signed up using the text option provided by my daughter’s school. Second, I downloaded the app and chose to sign in using my google account, rather than creating “another” user account on someone else’s servers. I finished the verification process and and found the account I had just created via text message. I was prompted to merge and I accepted. I received an email saying my accounts were merged so I assumed the app was just a stuck. Third, merging was stuck for over 10 minutes so I removed and downloaded the app again. When I got to the main page it had already pre-populated my email address in the email field. Assuming the app was smart enough to use Google SSO, as I had previously indicated, I clicked the next button. Now it’s trying to create me another account on remind servers. So basically no SSO. And, I’m stuck on the page that wants me to choose a password! I don’t want to choose a password! I want to go back and sign in with the Google account like I indicated in the first place. But now the app won’t let me go anywhere until I enter a password. I’ve deleted the app. I’ve deleted the app and app data, but it appears to be keeping track of where I was in the app. Clearly it’s storing something where I cannot delete it. Now I have no idea how to use this app. It’s stuck and I have no recourse.
    more
  • Horrible app!!!! Jan 26, 2020

    By Dosangel
    This app is apparently too hard for some teachers to set up. I sent a message to my child’s teacher at about 9:45 pm one evening and the message wasn’t received by the teacher until around 3 am when it woke her up because she had her am/pm switched around in her available hours and had it programmed mistakenly to go to her personal cell phone. When I arrived at the school the next morning to drop off my children I was met at the car/curb by two administrators who demanded that I meet them across campus at an admin office where I was accused of hacking into a teachers personal life and obtaining her cell phone number!! Luckily I was able to prove that I sent the message at around 9:45 pm vs the reported 3 am by showing them the app and the message to clear myself. However, this resulted in the teacher getting embarrassed &/or still not trusting me and she didn't think she could continue being my child’s teacher. So, my son was transferred to a different teacher where he went through an entire school year being constantly abused verbally and physically. Now 2 years later, the teacher who was too stupid to understand how to properly set up her app is now my child’s teacher again and even though I refuse to use the remind app to communicate with her she has created a new nightmare for my child this year!!!
    more
  • Feb 21, 2021

    By Tabby R
    It is too invasive: it collects contacts info, etc. And it asks for your phone # or email upon startup without explaining how it is going to use that info. Uninstalling.
  • Feb 21, 2021

    By Diane Felder
    I have been trying to leave a school and delete the teachers from my list because my daughter is at a better school now and it won't let me leave. There it's no way of deleting teachers or the school from my list. I've looked at a YouTube videos but the screen that they show is not the one that shows up on my phone, tablet or computer. I've tried for a couple of days. I don't know if there is another Remind that shows that screen. Does it just (delete) at the end of the year? Please help!!!!!
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