What is ClassDojo?
ClassDojo is a school communication platform that teachers, children, and families use every day to build close-knit communities by sharing what’s being learned in the classroom and home through photos, videos, and messages.
Is it safe?
The platform is secure and complies with up to date privacy regulations - see here:
Only Families that have signed up under the schools control have access to their child's class information or whole school story.
ClassDojo is also used as an interactive reward system that allows families to see what and how well their children are achieving in school. After they have signed up, they will be able to view their child’s involvement through the ‘Class Story’ feature. Class Story will be updated weekly and will include key events and photographs. ClassDojo also informs parents when their child is rewarded with a Dojo point, and what it is for. Dojo points are given for a variety of reasons and encourage children to work hard and participate fully.
Messaging is another integral part of Dojo and parents and teachers can communicate with each other very easily on matters pertaining to, e.g. class announcements and reminders, school events, notification of head lice, information on engage and express activities, notification of changes to routines and one-one contact for general messages. Messaging through Dojo should not be used for sensitive or behavioural issues. Parents should not report child absence through Dojo. ClassDojo Messaging helps teachers and parents safely and privately communicate with each other in real time. All messages sent by parents on ClassDojo Messaging can only be viewed by the teacher. No other parent (even your child's other parent or guardians) can view your messages. Messages will be responded to within 48 hours Monday to Friday and if a message is received after 4pm on Friday it will be responded to on Monday. If a message appears during a teacher’s absence it will be responded to by the teacher on their return.
School stories will be messages and celebrations that the whole school will have access to. This will allow our Team to communicate at a wider scale and connect everyone together.
You can use ClassDojo on an app for iOS and Android, and also from a computer at: www.classdojo.com
How Do I Set-Up My child’s Account?
In order to set up from the website, iOS or Android, you'll need to have a student code for your child. This is a 7-9 digit code that starts with an "S." If you don't have this code, please ask your teacher for it.
For privacy reasons, teachers need to pass this info to you. Once you have your student code, you can get started.