DISTRICT 39’s PTA/PTOs CONTINUES THE NEW IMPROVED ONLINE AtoZ DIRECTORY
Again, this year every PTA/PTO in the District is offering its parents an online directory. This smart phone enabled app will be provided by a vendor, AtoZ. It will have the most up-to-date directory information and will be accessible via iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and even from your desktop computer! And don’t worry -- this year PTA/PTOs are still offering a print directory too.
This also means no more waiting until November for a print directory – you will have the ability to access class lists and student information before school even begins !
To get started, you will need to verify your data in the directory. Once this is complete, you will have instant access to the App and be able to pay for your PTA membership, order print directories, and contribute to each PTA/PTO’s fundraising campaign.
ACT QUICKLY and mark your calendars for October 1st:
- Print orders of the directory must be submitted by October 1st. (A few extra copies will be available for purchase in the office.)
- You can pay for your PTA membership any time during the year and instantly be an active user of the AtoZ online application.
WHAT DOES THE APP DO?
The App is chock-full of features to make your life easier:
- Look up a student’s name and get GPS driving directions to their home.
- Filter students by class to get class lists.
- Filter students by grade to get grade lists.
- Email, text, or call parents directly from the app.
- Mark favorite contacts.
QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE:
Can I still order a print directory?
In order to smooth the transition from paper to digital formats, we are still offering print directories. The online app comes complimentary with your PTA/PTO membership. However, print directories will be available at an additional $5 per copy with a 1 copy per household maximum order. Print directories will be delivered in late October.
As we strive to make District 39 a green community, we anticipate print directory prices to rise in future years with an eventual phase out of paper copies.
Do I need to verify multiple times if I have children at multiple schools?
You will need to join the PTA for each school your children attend to gain access to multiple directories. You will also need to verify your data multiple times since data is stored uniquely at each school.
But the good news is – once your PTA memberships are active and your data is approved – you can simply toggle between schools to view different directories.
Do I need do verify my data if I don't want a directory?
All parents in District 39 will be able to use their login information (provided by email) to verify and edit THEIR OWN data – regardless if they paid for a directory or not. We encourage all parents to verify their data to ensure that they can be easily contacted. Only paid PTA members will be able to view the entire directory.
Why do I need to verify my data – I already gave it at registration?
First of all, the data verification wizard will take LESS THAN 5 MINUTES to complete. Second, verifying your data at the start of the school year enables us to have the most current email address and contact information for you. Often, changes occur over the summer. This verified data will be published in our print directory.
ONLINE DIRECTORY FAQ AND USERS GUIDE
For more information, consult the user’s guide which answers common technical questions.
The user guide answers such questions as:
- How do I change my log in information?
- How do I add the app to my smartphone’s home screen?
- How do I view student data?
- How do I view parent data?
- How do I manage favorites?
- How do I add/view multiple schools?
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please consult the list below for the directory chair at your school/s.
Village-wide chair - Amy Giannico-Schuster at email@example.com
Central - Jenny Sterrett - firstname.lastname@example.org
McKenzie - Heather Metz - Directory@mckenziepta.com
Harper - Sue DeThomas - email@example.com
Romona - Amy Giannico-Schuster - firstname.lastname@example.org
Highcrest - Jenny Sterrett - email@example.com
WJHS - firstname.lastname@example.org