Schools that use Kamar, PCSchool and other SMSs can now integrate with Hail Mail and publish Hail articles, newsletters and other publications directly to their automatically-synced parent/caregiver, staff and student contact lists.
Student management systems are powerful tools that are integral for smoothly running schools. Now with Hail Mail integration, it's even easier to post your beautiful Hail-made newsletters and updates to your school lists in Kamar, PCSchool and others*.
Why integrate with your SMS?
Once set up, you'll never need to export your school lists and import them into Hail Mail again. Hail will automatically keep your school lists with the contacts in your SMS synced. So every time you publish to the list in Hail, it'll grab the latest version from your SMS before delivering the emails.
Any edits and additions to the contacts will be done in your SMS and automatically synced to Hail. And, just like with other Hail Mail lists, your community has the option to unsubscribe from any emails received.
You publish to your lists in the same way as before, from within the Publish box on the article and publication edit screens in Hail. You’ll now find new SMS lists in there for publishing to a full school list of parents/caregivers, as well as lists for each year group and staff and students if wanted.
Can I still publish to niche and class subscriber lists?
Yes, initially the SMS integration will only provide and sync with full school, year group and staff and student lists. If you also have smaller lists for things like class and specific interests set up in Hail Mail, you'll still need to manually maintain them for the time being.
How do I set up the integration?
If your school wants to integrate your SMS with Hail, simply get in touch and let us know which SMS the school uses. We will then work with you and create the necessary connections between the platforms.
Any questions? Just get in touch with our friendly support team.
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