• New MSD Communication Platform

    Launching after the start of the 2024-25 school year

  • June 21, 2024 (New Communications Platform/App)

    Dear MSD School Community,

    As recently shared, our school district created a target group of parents, teachers/staff, and leadership to make a recommendation for a new unified communication system to implement after the start of the new 2024-25 school year. The target group reviewed input from parents, teachers/staff, and school districts. In addition, the target group created review criteria for the new system, which included: Ease of Use, Onboarding/PD/Training, Customization, Communication Methods, and Security/Safety.

    After reviewing different systems, we are excited to announce that the target group made a recommendation for the school district to transition to Apptegy. This new unified communications app will be branded as the “Massapequa School District” App. The system includes a new website, iOS/Android App, communication methods, social media posting, and one/two way messaging for parents and teachers.

    We are starting to plan for our transition and will share additional information after the start of the new 2024-25 school year!

    Sincerely,
    The Massapequa School District

  • June 11, 2024 (MSD Target Group Meeting)

    On 6/11 our MSD Communications Platform Target Group met - composed of parents, leadership, and staff. The agenda included:

    • Review Platform Review Criteria
    • Presentation #2: Apptegy
    • Discuss/Complete Review Criteria for ParentSquare and Apptegy 
      • Criteria: Ease of Use, Onboarding/PD/Training, Customization, Communication Methods, Security/Safety
    • Make Superintendent’s Recommendation

    We will be sharing our recommendation in the near future!

  • June 5, 2024 (MSD Target Group Meeting)

    On 6/5 our MSD Communications Platform Target Group met - composed of parents, leadership, and staff. The agenda included:

    • Target Group Introductions
    • Current MSD Communications/Goal
    • Review input from stakeholders and Nassau County Schools
    • Create Platform Review Criteria
      • Criteria: Ease of Use, Onboarding/PD/Training, Customization, Communication Methods, Security/Safety
    • Presentation #1: ParentSquare

    We are excited to meet again on 6/11 to continue our work!

  • May 24, 2024 (Welcome to the MSD Communication Target Group - Sent to participants)

    Dear Leadership, Instructional/Technology Staff, and Parents,

    At this time, you have been selected to participate in our MSD Communication Platform task group. Thank you for your interest! The goal of this task group is to explore two different unified communication platforms, Apptegy and ParentSquare, that include a website platform, mass notifications, and classroom communications for our school district/buildings, departments, teachers, and parents. Afterwards, the target group will make a platform recommendation to implement after the start of the 2024-25 school year.

    Thank you,
    The Massapequa School District

  • May 15, 2024 (Parent/Guardian Survey and Information)

    Dear Parents/Guardians and Community,

    We were recently informed that our district website platform located at www.msd.k12.ny.us will no longer be available after next school year. This is a great opportunity for our school district to explore a new unified district communication system that would include a website platform, mass notifications, and classroom communications for our school district/buildings, departments, teachers, and parents!

    To help with this work, we will be creating a MSD Communication Platform Target Group this school year with leadership, teachers, staff, and parents to explore two systems - Apptegy and ParentSquare. We will be working with our PTA to ask for parent volunteers to be part of this group. Afterwards, the target group will make a system recommendation to implement after the start of the 2024-25 school year.

    If you would like to provide input to our MSD Communication Platform Target Group and/or Website Development Team, we ask that you please complete this form by 5/24: 

    Parent/Guardian/Community - MSD Communication Platform Input and Website Development Input

    We are looking forward to the work of our target group and our new communication platform after the start of the 2024-25 school year! 

    Thank you,
    The Massapequa School District