Back in November last year we announced a new feature, Resending Slips, which enables you to resend the emails to a parent for a specific Student and Slip. We’ve had great feedback from schools – and the number one request has been the ability to know which ones you have resent.
Today we have released an update that fulfills this request.
Every time you resend a Slip to a parent we log this information in the database, and now we give you visibility to that log.
On the Slip page, when viewing the list of Responses, a green envelope icon will display if the email has been resent, hover your mouse over the icon to see the date/time the email was resent.
We have also update the Student View page, the Resend link (and log icon) now is also available on the list of Slips sent to that Student – just to make life easier and saving you having to click back to the Slip View page to resend for a particular Student.
Months ago when we first conceived of ParentPaperwork and built the initial version of the system we created a set of email templates that somewhat put the emphasis on ‘Permission Slips’. That’s because this was the first real demand we had from the first group of schools we consulted with.
Of course over the last few months schools have found many more uses for ParentPaperwork, and the term ‘permission slip’ is now not very accurate.
We’ve now updated three key emails, both to clean them up visually and to replace the phrase ‘permission slip’ with the more appropriate ‘online form’. We have also strengthened the text at the bottom to make it clear to parents that the email is coming from the school.
New Slip Email
Thanks for Response Email
Over Due Slip Email
Until now after parents completed and submitted their form to school they were shown just a quick summary of the form. If they clicked their link again, this summary was again shown. After feedback from parents and schools we’ve changed this so the full form is displayed after submission, including both the school data fields and the fields the parents completed in order to submit the form.
This makes a lot of sense. Some parents want to be able to print out the form to keep for their records – or if it’s anything like our house, stick on the fridge door to remind us our kids have an excursion on a particular day.
We’ve also done a little bit of work on the print version of the page, so it looks cleaner and more closely aligned to the form you see on screen.