Your Google Classroom Digest

Google Classroom email summaries

As a parent / guardian, you will receive email summaries about your student’s activity in Classroom.

Email summaries do not include grades. For grades / feedback, ask your student to share their Classroom view – rather than having parents view feedback independently, we believe this cooperative approach better supports student agency and encourages discussion at home around feedback.

In email summaries, you can review:

  • Missing work—Work not turned in when the summary was sent.
  • Upcoming work—Work that’s due today and tomorrow (for daily emails) or that’s due in the upcoming week (for weekly emails).
  • Class activities—Announcements, assignments, and questions recently posted by teachers.

If there’s no activity to report or if a teacher turns off email notifications, you might not get an email summary.

Parent Guide to Email Summaries

(7 minute video)

How do I sign up?

As long as you have provided Preshil with your correct email address (as you would have as part of the enrolment process) you can just sit back and wait for your weekly digest email – nothing to do.

Do I need a Google Account to receive email summaries?

No. Parents are not required to create a Google account to receive the email summaries.  However, if you wish to change the frequency of emails (e.g. from weekly to daily) or view which students are connected to your account, you would need to create a Google/gmail account (if you do not already have one).

Should I download the Google Classroom app or login to the website?

No. Google Classroom does not offer direct login access to parents and guardians, so parents do not need to use the Google Classroom app or access the website. Instead, offering regular email updates should provide parents and guardians with an easy way staying up to date with their student’s learning.

How do email summaries fit in with other school communication?

Google Classroom email summaries are an additional communication channel to help parents stay up to date with time critical assessment and announcements. 

What do Google Classroom Email Summaries look like?

Like this …

Google Classroom Email Summaries