Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is Parent Today?
A. Parent Today is a free e-mail 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. How do I sign up?
A. Click on the Parent Today link on your district’s website homepage, which will bring you to the Parent Today website or click on the following link: www.parenttoday.org. You can click on “Subscribe now” at the top left of the page to create your user profile. You will be asked to fill in your name and e-mail address and select a password. Then you choose your homeschool district from a drop-down menu and enter your district specific “ID.”
This five-digit number for Poland Central School District is 13431.
Once you create your profile, you will begin receiving bimonthly newsletters and have access to the parenttoday.org website.
Q. Who can sign up for Parent Today?
A. Parent Today is sponsored by your school district. Residents of the district can sign up through a link on the district's website or at parenttoday.org.
Q. How do I log in?
A. On the Parent Today home page, enter your e-mail address and password in the appropriate fields and press the log-in button.
Q. How often will I receive e-mails from Parent Today?
A. You will receive an e-mail newsletter twice each month.
Q. I have a School News Notifier (SNN) profile. Do I need to create a new one to receive Parent Today?
A. Yes, you will need to create a new profile to receive access to Parent Today.
Q. Does it cost anything to subscribe to Parent Today?
A. Parent Today is provided free of charge by your school district.
Q. Is Parent Today written by parenting experts?
A. 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 our students and school districts. Our Parent Today team consists of more than 50 communications experts who support the effort of districts they serve to bridge the gap between families and schools. Many of our team members are parents who, though not "experts," know how to find expert answers to parenting issues and questions.
Q. Why should I subscribe to Parent Today?
A. Dozens of studies since 1960 have confirmed the positive link between parental involvement and students’ improved performance in school. Parent Today offers simple strategies and tools that you can use at home to help your child make huge strides in the classroom. Parent Today provides research-based information that is aligned with the New York State Learning Standards and the developing Common Core Standards. We tap into our team of communications professionals as well as area teachers and school officials to develop content relevant to students in our area.
Q. Am I going to start receiving junk e-mail messages?
A. 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 school district and Capital Region BOCES do not provide any information about Parent Today subscribers to any third parties for any purpose.
Q. How do I unsubscribe from Parent Today?
A. To unsubscribe, visit the parenttoday.org homepage and log in. Click on “my account,” and you’ll find an unsubscribe button there.
Parent Today is produced by the Capital Region BOCES Communications Service