Skoolbag

What is Skoolbag?

Skoolbag provides Glen Huntly Primary School  with an easy way to tell parents/carers everything they need to know, and it provides parents with the most convenient way to receive school notifications.

No more lost paper in student school bags!  School newsletters, school notices and alerts are communicated directly to the parent smartphone through the Skoolbag school Mobile App.

Skoolbag is school Mobile App that communicates directly with iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows Phones devices.

The school will send out useful notifications and alerts via the app that are only effective if you have the notifications set to on.   Glen Huntly Primary School recommends that you have your notifications set to on for this app.

Our school’s app, SkoolBag, is being updated with some improvements to give you more control over the content and notifications you receive.

UPDATE FOR USERS May 2018

You do not need to download an update, however, you will notice some changes when using the app.

Save Subscription Group Settings across devices
You will be invited to set up a username and password when opening the app. These details will be saved to allow for quick access in the future. Your account details allow you to log into the SkoolBag app on different devices and see the same groups and subscription settings. After logging in, you will be prompted to subscribe to groups.

See the link for more information

https://skoolbaghelp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360003428691-V3-Upgrade-School-Communication

 

For Parents

If you are a Parent and your school has Skoolbag, you can install the app on your phone or tablet device by following these instructions:

For iPhone and iPad users:

1. Click the “App Store” icon on your Apple device.
2. Type your school name in the search, using suburb name will help.
3. You will see your school appear, click “Get” then “install”.
4. The app is FREE to download.
5. When installed click “Open”
6. Select “OK” to receive push notifications, when asked.
7. Click the “More” button on the bottom right of the App, then “Setup”.
8. Toggle on the Push Categories that are applicable for you by tapping the on/off switch.

Important: The school sends out useful notifications and alerts via the app that are only effective if you have the notifications set to on.

To turn on push notifications on your ios device:

1. Navigate to Settings -> Notifications -> ON
2. A list of apps that support push notifications will appear.
3. On the Skoolbag app, turn on notifications and choose your options.
4. Sounds, Alerts and Badges can all be turned on or off individually.

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For Android users:

You must first have signed up with a Google Account before installing the app.

1. Click the “Play Store” button on your Android Device
2. Click the magnifying glass icon at the top and type in your school name, using suburb name will help.
3. Click the school name when it appears in the search.
4. Click the “Install” button.
5. Click “Accept” for various permissions (please note, we do not modify any of your personal data on your device).
6. Click “Open” when installed.
7. Click the “More” button on the bottom right of the App, then “Setup”.
8. Toggle on the Push Categories that are applicable for you by tapping the on/off switch.

Please Note: Some brands of Android phones need the setting in “Notification Manager” changed to “Allow” instead of “Notify” in order for the push notifications to work. The phone must also be running at least version 4 system software to run the app.

Important: The school sends out useful notifications and alerts via the app that are only effective if you have the notifications set to on.

To turn on push notifications on your Android device:

1. Navigate to Settings on your Android device (The icon for this app varies from device to device)
2. Tap Application manager. On some devices, this might be called Apps.
3. Scroll through the list of apps and tap Skoolbag..
4. Tap Show notifications to turn push notifications from Skoolbag on.

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For Windows 8.1 Phone and Windows 8.1 or 10 device users:

1. Go to the Windows Store on your 8.1 Windows Phone or Windows 8.1/10 Device
2. Search for “Skoolbag” in the keyword app search
3. Install the Skoolbag app
4. Find your school either by using the keyword search or location service.
5. Click the “Pin” icon to pin the school tile to your Windows Phone home screen.
6. Click the “More” button on the bottom right of the App, then “Setup”
7. Toggle the Push Categories that are applicable to you by tapping the on/off switch.

Please Note: The Skoolbag Windows App is for 8.1 version Windows Phones, or Windows 8.1 and 10 devices.

Important: The school sends out useful notifications and alerts via the app that are only effective if you have the notifications set to on.

To turn on push notifications on your Windows device:

  1. Navigate to Settings from the Start screen
    2. Tap on Notifications+Actions.  Any apps with push notifications disabled will have the label “Off” underneath.
    3. Enable push notifications by tapping the “disabled app” and enabling the “Show in action center” option
    4. Make sure the “Show notification banners” check box is ticked for the Skoolbag app.

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If you have any questions please email sales@skoolbag.com.au