If you'd like to send a message or note to all parents of a class, and not just the parents for those children that are present, you should do this from the Message Center.
#1: Click on 'Messaging'.
#2: Click on the 'Compose' button.
#3: Select who you'd like to send the message to.
#4: Check this box if you'd like the teachers to see the message.
#5: This option will change according to what you selected on step 3. Select a classroom, child, staff member etc.
#6: Select if you'd like to send an email or a SMS.
#7: Type the subject of the message.
#8: Type the body of the message.
#9: Upload a file if necessary (one file per message).
#10: When you're ready, click on 'Send'.
Things to note
SMS is a one-way tool to communicate important messages recipients should be alerted to immediately. Please keep in mind that the SMS messages cannot be replied to and if a child has two parents' number added, they will both receive the SMS message.
It's not possible to send a message to all parents and all staff at the same time.
If you choose to send a message to parents via email, they will get an email and can also see the message from their app.
If you choose to send a message to staff members, they will receive it only via email, not on the app.
The 'Include teachers on thread' box tags teachers in a message but does not send them a direct message, email, or SMS. They will receive a notification to any response to the tagged message and they can reply to become part of the conversation.