You can send an email or text message to family members from within Otus. You have the ability to send to a message to an individual family or a group of families and Otus will keep a running log of these communications for future reference.
From the home screen, select Classes
Using the drop down menu, select the class you wish.
Select Mailbox from the secondary navigation window
Enter your message.
Select whether to send a Text or Email by toggling one or both of them on. Please note that Text messages only send one way from the phone number (717-200-4638), cannot include pictures, and are sent 140 characters at a time. Text messages are intended to be brief messages. Have students and parents add the number to their phonebook so they know these messages are from Otus.
Selecting Parents/Family Members:
Selecting the checkbox will highlight all students or all Family members.
If you want to send right away, select Send.
If you want to schedule the message for delivery at a later date and/or time, select the date picker below the text entry field. Select the desired date and time from the calendar and time list that is displayed. Select Send.
If you want to see the messages that are scheduled for future delivery, select Scheduled.
If you want to view sent all sent messages, select Sent.