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Parent Today Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is Parent Today?

2. How do I sign up?

3. Who can sign up for Parent Today?

4. How do I log in?

5. How often will I receive Parent Today?

6. I have an SNN profile. Do I need to create a new one to receive Parent Today?

7. Does it cost anything to subscribe to Parent Today?

8. How is Parent Today different from other parenting e-newsletters?

9. Is Parent Today written by parenting experts?

10. How can I submit a story idea?

11. Am I going to start getting junk email messages?

12. Can I unsubscribe?

 

Q 1. What is Parent Today?
Parent Today is a free email newsletter and companion website designed to help build a stronger bridge between families and the classroom. Parent Today is packed with research-based information that empowers parents and supports teachers. Parent Today addresses four “chapters” of a child’s life – early learners, elementary school, the middle years and high school – with stories about what is happening in the classroom and students’ lives. The companion website offers resources to subscribing families that encourage parents to be more fully engaged in their child’s academic life.

Q 2. How do I sign up?
Click on the Parent Today icon on your district’s website homepage. That will bring you to the Parent Today website. You can click on “Sign Up Now” at the top left of the page to create your user profile. You will be asked to fill in your name and email address and select a password. Once you create your profile, you will begin receiving bimonthly newsletters and have access to the www.parenttoday.org website.

Q 3. Who can sign up for Parent Today?
Parent Today is sponsored by the Monticello Central School District. Residents of the district can sign up through a link on the district website homepage at www.monticelloschools.net or at www.parenttoday.org.

Q 4. How do I log in?
Once you have signed up for Parent Today, returning users can go to the Parent Today homepage and enter their email address and password in the Subscriber Login box. Then just click the arrowhead.

Q 5. How often will I receive emails from Parent Today?
You will receive an email newsletter twice each month.

Q 6. I have an SNN (School News Notifier) profile. Do I need to create a new one to receive Parent Today?
Yes, you will need to create a new profile for Parent Today, as it is a separate service from SNN.

Q 7. Does it cost anything to subscribe to Parent Today?
Parent Today is provided to residents free of charge by the Monticello Central School District.

Q 8. Is Parent Today written by parenting experts?
Parent Today is produced by the Capital Region BOCES Communications Service. Capital Region BOCES provides educational leadership, services and support to meet the needs of students and school districts. The Parent Today team consists of more than 50 communications experts who support the efforts of dozens of school districts to bridge the gap between families and schools. The members of the communications team are trained to research and report on important parenting issues and questions.

Q 9. Why should I subscribe to Parent Today?
Dozens of studies since 1960 have confirmed the positive link between parental involvement and improved student performance in school. Parent Today offers simple strategies and tools that can be used at home to help children make huge strides in the classroom. Parent Today provides research-based information that is aligned with the NY State Learning Standards and the Common Core State Standards. The team of communications professionals, teachers and school officials work together to develop content relevant to students today.

Q 10. How can I submit a story idea?
Log into your Parent Today account. Click on the "Contact" tab at the top of the page. A form will appear where you can write and submit your story ideas directly to the Parent Today team.

Q 11. Am I going to start receiving junk email messages?
No, as a subscriber to Parent Today you will only receive the twice-monthly Parent Today e-newsletter. The email address included in your Parent Today user profile is maintained on a secure database. The Monticello Central School District and Capital Region BOCES do not share any information about Parent Today subscribers to any third parties for any purpose.

Q 12. How do I unsubscribe from Parent Today?
To unsubscribe from Parent Today, go to the www.parenttoday.org homepage and log in. Click on the “My Account” tab at the top of the page. The "Unsubscribe" link is located below your account information.

Parent Today is produced by the Capital Region BOCES Communications Service.