We hope your first weeks of school are off to a good start. Now that staying connected with other families in your class is even more important these days when we do not see each other, we would like to remind returning families and introduce new families to Konstella.
Konstella is a communication platform solely maintained by the FASSV PTA exclusively for parent communication. The school administration neither has access to nor is monitoring communication on Konstella. If you need to send a message to teachers or administrators, please email them directly. Some important features of Konstella include:
- Messaging all (or a subgroup) of the parents in your class
- Sharing photos or files within your class
- Viewing announcement on the Feed
- Viewing the school calendar
Please note that Konstella recently made changes to the default notification preferences for all user accounts. In response to the increased volume of messages in this new online environment, the default for all accounts has been changed to receive a “Daily Digest” email instead of “immediate phone and email notifications.” If you prefer to receive immediate notifications of messages, please login to Konstella and change this setting (click on the drop down menu next to your name in the upper left corner, choose “Account Settings” and go to the Notification tab).
All parents in the school are already on the platform, but not all parents have registered and therefore cannot access all the features of Konstella. If you have not yet registered, you will continue to receive announcements and daily digest emails, but will not be able to change your notification preferences or send a message to parents in your class, for example. We will be resending email invitations to all parents who have not registered. Please look out for these invitations. Once registered, you can login to Konstella.com using your browser or you can download the free Konstella mobile App and begin messaging with your class.
Konstella has a social group feature whereby any parent in the community can start a social group if they wish. There is currently a Parents Share social group where parents can post items for sale, share learning resources, ask advice or inform the community about local events, etc. You can join the Parents Share social group automatically by clicking on this group on the side menu when logged into your account on Konstella.
Help and User Guide
A user guide can be found on the PTA website, which gives instructions on how to use some of the common features in Konstella.
We hope that you will find Konstella a helpful resource in communicating with your class and the parent community during this time. If you have further questions or need help using Konstella, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
-The PTA Team & Konstella Committee