To increase communication between school and home, Jackson Heights will expand its use of BrightArrow.  In the past, the school has used BrightArrow to notify parents of school closings.  This year the district has linked BrightArrow to PowerSchool which allows teachers and coaches to use BrightArrow to communicate with parents and students.  Administrators will primarily use phone calls (voice) to notify parents of major events happening at school.  Teachers and coaches will use texts and email to notify parents of classroom events.  Potential uses for teachers and coaches will include field trips, upcoming tests and special event reminders.  We are excited about this change and hope that it will keep all USD 335 parents more up-to-date on what’s happening in the classroom and extracurricular activities.  

Parents will control what numbers will be called, texted or emailed.  A link to update BrightArrow settings for your child can be found in your PowerSchool Parent portal.  

Helpful links: 

Instructions for PowerSchool Parent

Instructions for updating BrightArrow contacts.