As part of our continuous improvement process, we piloted a communication platform called ParentSquare last semester with a handful of teachers and coaches. This initiative was launched because our engagement surveys consistently showed low scores in terms of communicating with parents effectively. ParentSquare is a comprehensive communication platform that allows parents to access information about their students, including their teachers and any clubs or activities they may be involved in. It combines various tools that enable district administrators, school administrators, and teachers to communicate and engage with families and students more efficiently. Starting in the 2023-2024 school year, Waterford Union High School will use ParentSquare to communicate with parents. SchoolMessenger will no longer be utilized by Waterford Union High School.

Parents and guardians will receive an activation email for their ParentSquare account Those who do not register will still receive text, email, and phone notifications. Parents who do create an account can interact by viewing photos, downloading attachments, leaving comments, messaging teachers, signing permission slips, and managing their communication settings and preferences.

You can review the getting started guide or follow the steps below.

  1. Open the invitation email or text. Click Activate your account or tap the link to activate your account.

  2. Create a Password for your ParentSquare account and click Register.

  3. Click Confirm for your phone number and/or email. A verification code will be sent to the email or phone number.

  4. Enter the verification code to confirm.

  5. Confirm your child(ren) by clicking Confirm. Use Not My Child if a child listed is no associated with your account.

  6. Select Yes, This is Me when you have confirmed your contact information and child(ren) associated with your account.

Once logged in to ParentSquare, you can access self-paced training modules, video resources and help articles to assist you with using ParentSquare.

  • Click ? (Help) for help or your school contact information.

  • Select Help Articles to learn how to use ParentSquare.

Name misspelled? Wrong email or phone number? Missing a child on your account? Please contact Kate Brown via email at

Downloading the mobile app is the easiest way to receive all Posts, Events, Sign Up Requests, Photos, and Files.

iOS App – Apple Store

Android App – Google Play Store