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CDS Communications Platforms

In order to let our families know where and how they can access information, we'd like to provide some information about our online presence. Below is a list of our major websites and communications platforms, along with some information about their content and how to use them. 

Websites

CDS Website

  • URL: https://www.cds-sf.org
  • Includes: School info, My CDS, PTTA Info & Fundraising, Molly's Blog, School Directory, Calendar

My CDS

  • URL: https://www.cds-sf.org/my-portal
  • Includes: School Forms login, Family Access Login, MS homework portal and another identical directory, the Board of Trustees Portal

Family Access Module

School Forms Online

Schoology

ParentSquare

  • URL: https://www.parentsquare.com
  • What it is: Communications hub for the entire CDS community, including teacher and liaison notifications, classroom photos, parent directory, whole-school announcements, school calendar, volunteer requests, and forums (see below).

UltraCamp

Kinderlime

  • URL: https://www.kinderlime.com
  • What it is: Online app for parents to sign their children in and out as they drop them off and pick them up; also handles billing for aftercare (Extended Care and Butterflies).
  • How to sign up: At the start of the school year, you will receive an email from Kinderlime with your unique PIN codes. Here is a short three-minute video with instructions about how to register an account with Kinderlime. The video also explains how to add people other than parents/guardians (nannies, grandparents, etc.) to the authorized pickup list, and how to set up your payment account for extended program billing.
  • Who to contact: Wilfredo Valle (wilfredov@cds-sf.org)

MaestroWeb

LinkedIn Group

Yahoo Group

 

Other Forms of Online Communication

The Coop

  • What it is: Weekly newsletter containing school announcements, upcoming events, and important information.
  • Where to find it: Posted on ParentSquare each week.
  • Who to contact: Andrei Ferrera (andreif@cds-sf.org) and Jack Hamm (jackh@cds-sf.org). Feel free to suggest any school-related news which you'd like us to announce!

Molly's Blog

Notes from Molly

  • What they are: Occasional emails from Head of School Molly Huffman containing major announcements or discussions of subjects important to the whole community.
  • Where to find them: Emailed to all community members.

ParentSquare Forums