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Cut down on calls and protect students with Parent Portal

Posted by Bill Westerman on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

School Bus StopWith Parent Portal from Synovia Solutions, you can drastically reduce the amount of calls you receive from parents while helping to protect students from hazards such as inclement weather. Parent Portal allows parents to view the location of their child’s bus in real-time using a digital map viewable on a smartphone, tablet or computer. 

With the information provided by Parent Portal, parents can send their children to the bus stop at just the right time, reducing their exposure to weather conditions, traffic and other dangers. They can even see if a bus has visited their specific stop, before or after school. So, the children are no longer waiting at the bus stop if they were running behind and already missed the bus.

Parents simply log in to a secure website using a private student ID number, granting them access to their child’s bus only. If a household has students that attend different schools on separate buses, parents can setup an account for each child.

We know several factors can lead to increased phone traffic, especially at the beginning of the school year – new drivers, new routes, new homes and new traffic patterns, to name a few. Before school resumes this fall, an updated version of Parent Portal will be released. This new version will enable parents to receive a text message or email notification as early as five minutes before a bus arrives at their child’s stop. If Student Ridership is enabled, parents will also be able to view when their child steps on the bus and when they step off. At just $1 per bus, per month, Parent Portal is smart, affordable technology that saves time and increases student safety. 

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