Communicate With Guardians

You can choose which classes to include in the guardian summaries. When you include a class, guardians can receive automatic regular emails about their students in that class.

Before you can invite, remove, or email guardians:

  • You must access Classroom on a web browser (not through a mobile app).
  • Your administrator must verify that you’re a teacher.

Turn on guardian email summaries for your class

By default, guardian email summaries are turned off for your class, but you can turn them on at any time.
  1. Click your class.
  2. At the top, click Students.
  3. Turn on On Include this class in guardian email summary.

    Include class in guardian email summary

  4. (Optional) Check the box to add all the classes you teach to guardian email summaries.

    Check the box

  5. Click Add Class.

    Click Add Class

Invite a guardian

Your school administrator chooses who—verified teachers or administrators—has permission to invite and remove guardians. Only one person needs to invite the guardian. When a guardian accepts the invitation, the guardian’s email is linked to the student in all of their classes. All verified teachers and administrators can see the student’s guardian.

If you can’t invite or remove a guardian, contact your administrator for help.

  1. Click the class.
  2. At the top, click Students.
  3. Next to a student’s name, click Invite Guardians.

    Invite Guardians

  4. In the text field, enter a guardian’s email address.
    To invite multiple guardians, insert a comma between the email addresses.
  5. Click Invite to send the invitation.
    To invite additional guardians after you sent an invitation, next to the student’s name, click More Moreand thenInvite guardians.

If an invitation has been sent and the guardian hasn’t yet accepted, you’ll see “(invited)” after the guardian’s email address. After a guardian accepts the invitation, you and their student receives a confirmation email and the guardian’s full name shows next to the student’s name. For privacy, students don’t see the names of other students’ guardians.

Remove a guardian

Warning: This action removes the guardian from all of the student’s classes at your school, not just the classes you teach.
  1. Click the class.
  2. At the top, click Students.
  3. Next to the student’s guardian’s name, click More Moreand thenRemove guardians.
    • If you only remove one guardian, click Remove.
    • If a student has multiple guardians, select the correct email addresses and click Remove.

    Remove guardians

 When you remove a guardian, you, the removed guardian, and the student receives a confirmation email.

Email a student’s guardians

  1. Click the class.
  2. At the top, click Students.
  3. Next to the student’s name, click More Moreand thenEmail guardians.

    Email guardians

An email window opens with the email addresses populated in the To field.

Email all guardians in a class

  1. Click the class.
  2. At the top, click Students.
  3. Click Email All Guardians.
    An email window opens with the email addresses populated in the Bcc field.

    Email All Guardians

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