Family News!

Did you know that Evidence Me can be used for sending Family News? This can be used for posts such as updates on things that are happening in school i.e. reminders, events, notices, and important information.

As well as adding photos, videos, and notes you can add documents such as posters and web links. CLICK HERE to find out how.

Here’s how to send Family News:

Family News is created in the same way as an observation however these are differentiated by a tag.

    1. Click Create
    2. Start your notes section with a title (e.g. “FAMILY NEWS”), adding all the details of the message in the notes section
    3. Select all learners (you can do this for multiple classes)

    4. Set “Parent Share” to YES (see Parent Share Help and Setup at the bottom of this page for more information)
    5. Parents will receive  a notification that there is a new observation to view


    • Use a standard picture such as the one displayed below (right-click to save), your school logo, or a copy of a school poster to identify family news easily
    • Use the Tag feature to add a “FAMILY NEWS” tag. This will allow you to filter and find all your parent messages easily. CLICK HERE to find out how
    • If you already have posters, videos, and documents stored on your school website or other media source (e.g. YouTube channel, Vimeo, etc) why not add a link to it? This could be much quicker and simpler.
    • You can add documents and web links directly to your family news when editing them on your websuite! CLICK HERE to find out how.

Parent Share Setup

There are two ways to set up Parent Share so that you can either share information with parents manually or instantly.

Turning ON the Parent Share review process allows you to check information before sharing it with Parents and manually release it at a particular time frame for example at the end of each week, month, term, etc.

Turning OFF the Parent Share review process allows you to instantly share information with parents at the point they are marked for Parent Share.

You can turn ON/ OFF the Parent Share review process at any time by following the below steps:

    1. From the Admin area click on the plus icon  next to Modules
    2. Click on the plus icon  next to Evidence Me
    3. Click Parent Share
    4. Select ON/ OFF

Click HERE to view our Parent Share Help for Parents.