Engage Parent PortalThe Engage Parent Portal enables a student’s mother, father and guardians (according to their security permissions) to check their school assessment reports, attendance, upcoming events, tuition and co-curricular activities as well as their account.

Being web-based, the Parent Portal is available anywhere, worldwide – from  home, the office, whilst on holiday – anywhere.

The realtime live link enhances the school’s standing and image with parents. A must have facility in today’s 24/7 world.

Parent Portal features include:

  • Full control of the type of information seen by parents
  • Access to control information on students by parent or guardian
  • By permission, access to their DMS for specific documents
  • Visibility of all completed and historical reports for students
  • Ability to view student timetables and attendance
  • Parent evening booking
  • View events and post notices directly to teachers
  • Incidents viewed ‘live’ in real-time as they are being posted
  • Access to the portal whenever a secure internet connection is available
  • View balances on fees account and view and print past and present invoices
  • School controlled online changes to contact information through the portal, to update the information in the main Engage database automatically

Double First Engage Portal Calendar pluginThe Portal Calendar plugin is an integrated enhancement to the Engage portal.

It enables event planning to be monitored and controlled across all departments of the school in a familiar style.

Key features of the calendar include:

  • Access by multiple users to enable information to be shared across departments
  • Options to view by day, week or month to see both an overview of events and specific details with a single click
  • Ability to check multiple calendars in one screen with the option to switch individual calendars on and off
  • Export and import functions for popular third party calendars such as Microsoft Outlook, Google and Apple’s iCal
  • Manage one Calendar in one place, but have automated changes take place in all linked calendars
  • Multiple export possible using different combinations of Portal Calendars
  • Recurring Events can be created in the Portal Calendar making it easy for teachers to create regular meetings or events
  • The School Events Calendar can be managed from the Portal as well as the client app, enabling more control of events for Schools
  • The Calendar has Day, Week and Month displays, as well as an Agenda screen that provides an excellent view of what is happening in the near future
  • Formatted calendar printouts.
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About Engage

For over 30 years, our UK parent company, Double First Ltd, has been developing Engage, its award-winning school and financial management systems for fee-paying, independent, private and part-government funded schools, since developing its first products in 1987.

Our group has a staff of some 55 dedicated professionals which includes a large development department of analysts, developers and testers, with the balance split between the Implementation, Training and Support Centre departments.

Four regional offices operate in Johannesburg, Dubai, Singapore and Australia.

Engage School Management Systems (Pty) Ltd is our wholly-owned South African regional office in Johannesburg. It is now one of the busiest regionally focused offices in our group, having implemented over 24 schools with Engage in just 2½ years.