The Starr King community uses ParentSquare to communicate among each other. ParentSquare has email, texting, and translation capabilities, and coordinates all your Starr King communications in one place. Contact our Starr King Tech Committee Chair Sean Tao (sean.personal at gmail.com) if you need an account.
Once you join ParentSquare, you are automatically a member of the entire Starr King Elementary group, your child’s classroom group, and your grade cohort. You may also join additional lists, such as PTA committees, sports groups, or other affinity groups. We also have an opt-in Parent Discussion group for parents that wish to discuss school matters among themselves.
As with any vibrant online community, we have some general guidelines on posting expectations. You can read them here. [approved by PTA on 1/31/19.] Our general conduct rules are listed below:
ParentSquare is for disseminating information, organizing events, and discussing upcoming PTA or school business.
As general etiquette, please send posts/replies only to relevant users. Limit the conversation to pertinent information about the post or contact people individually or in small groups to discuss tangential matters.
Never post personal information about a student, another parent, teacher, or staff member.
Avoid posting misinformation. Please double check or even triple check anything you present to the community.
No anonymous posting or impersonating others. Use your real name/nickname.
Don’t defame anyone or any group. A comment is defamatory if it lowers or harms the reputation of a person or a group.
Don’t post anything that could be considered intolerant of a person’s race, culture, appearance, gender, sexual preference, religion, or age.
Don’t be obscene and don’t use foul language.
Don’t personally insult or harass other participants. Always focus on the logic of the argument rather than the individuals involved in the argument.
Avoid spreading rumors or accusations. It is best practice to engage with individuals offline or contact the Principal or Vice Principal if the issue relates to teachers/staff.
Don’t post or link to any inappropriate, offensive, or illegal material. Inappropriate content is anything that is likely to offend or is not relevant to the discussion.
Don’t post advertisements. The exception is announcements for kids’ programs, like summer camps.
Other content that is not allowed includes: rumors, gossip, public shaming, piling-on, disseminating private communications, threats, overt antagonism, etc.
The original author of a post has discretion on how they moderate comments on their own post, including deleting comments or blocking all comments on a particular post.
In extreme cases, an admin or ExCom member may delete particularly inappropriate posts or comments.
Please assume good faith on the part of all members of the community, even (or especially) if you disagree with them.
If you need additional technical assistance, general PSq help articles and videos are here.