Western Placer Unified School District adopted ParentSquare for school communication in the fall of 2020. We will use ParentSquare primarily for email, text and app notifications. If we learned anything from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that communication with our families is critical. We found flaws in our communication system, so we transitioned to a more robust mass communication program, ParentSquare. In its initial roll out, the district will utilize the program simplistically while our families have time to get comfortable with the program. ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each parent, using their preferred email address and phone number. We encourage parents to access their accounts so they can download the mobile app and update their preferences on when and how they are notified.