• TalkingPoints

    TalkingPoints allows school staff to send SMS text messages to families in their preferred language. Communications from families to school staff are also automatically translated so families can message their teacher in whatever language they are most comfortable using and know their teacher will receive the message. Messages will be sent based on the preferred language families chose when registering their student.  A school staff member can help families to change their language preferences in the BPS portal, Aspen, if needed. Note: If families have downloaded the Parent Mobile Application, they can also change their own language preference in the app without needing to change anything in Aspen.

    Families do not need to sign-up for this tool -- if you provided a cell phone number during your student's registration with BPS, you are automatically enrolled in this program and will receive messages from the school and your student's teachers.  If you need to change your cell phone on record with BPS, please contact the school and they will help you update this information.

    TalkingPoints has also developed an optional, and free, Parent Mobile Application which you can use to receive messages, and bypass the texts. The Parent Mobile Application is also available for download on both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

    For more information about Talking Points, please browse their website.  Some helpful links are shared below:

    Presentations for families explaining TalkingPoints:

    TalkingPoints for Families Slideshow (in English)

    TalkingPoints para Padres Slideshow (en Español)

    Family App Setup (QR codes)

    Sending a Message to a Teacher (English)

    Changing Language in the App (English)

    Updating Notification Settings (English)