Easily and automatically monitor meaningful engagement and/or attendance during distance learning or in-person school. Instantly access actionable data, and set up automatic personalized notifications based on customizable attendance triggers.
What is KiNVO?
KiNVO is a simple, yet powerful communications, attendance, and engagement software.
Why do Georgia schools use KiNVO?
Manage Student Engagement/Attendance in Any Return-to-School Scenario
Engage All Families
KiNVO is built around equity with a suite of communications features like two-way messaging instantly translated in 80+ languages so that you can engage all families regardless of their home language, living situation, internet access, or reading abilities. By using a single tool for all communications, from the classroom to the district office, we help districts create a consistent, streamlined communication pathway between school and home.
Improve Safety and Security
Unlike most K–12 messaging apps, KiNVO is a single communications tool for teachers and administrators that eliminates the need for individual teacher communication tools so that your district can comply with FERPA and COPPA compliant. KiNVO also keeps digital archives of parent-teacher communications with administrative oversight so that you can better protect your staff and community.
Communicate a Proven Crisis Attendance Management Plan
Every K–12 district will face a critical event where they need to document students’ whereabouts and connect with families in real time. Nobody can predict what these events will be, who they will impact, nor when they will happen. Kinvolved can provide you with a proven crisis attendance management plan that you can easily “plug-and-play” in your district. The plan will help you handle any crisis situation—whether it’s with an individual student or your entire district—and provide you with a reliable plan that you can confidently point your community, school board, and funders to when they seek accountability.
Cut Costs and Save Time
KiNVO doesn’t replace jobs, but it does make everything easier and more efficient which saves time and cuts costs for your team. Here are a few of the many ways KiNVO helps your budget:
* Based on publicly reported average salaries of these roles.
How is KiNVO Supporting Georgia Districts in the Fall of 2020?
There are three scenarios that the Georgia districts are forecasting for the Fall of 2020. Here’s how KiNVO can help you manage attendance/engagement and contact all families regardless of which scenario comes to fruition.
Georgia districts may be working with a hybrid schedule in the Fall of 2020 where a portion of students attend the school building each day while others learn remotely. This can be an operational nightmare for administrators, educators, and families to manage, but KiNVO makes it easy.
Here’s just one example of how KiNVO can help:
- Set up custom groups
- Set up recurring messages
- Set up automated attendance notifications
- Rinse and Repeat
By doing this, all families will receive a personalized, proactive reminder about when their child needs to attend class in person.
If the student is not present for a class—whether in person or remotely—KiNVO will send an automated and personalized attendance notification to the families.
These messages are two-way, translated messages, so families can easily reply and ask any questions they may have. This improves school-home trust and gets parents and educators working on the same page to support students throughout this turbulent time.
Remote Learning Scenario
If Georgia schools are engaged 100% in distance learning again similar to the end of spring 2020, KiNVO makes it easy to manage your student engagement.
KiNVO empowers your team to communicate with students and families who don’t speak English, who don’t have a permanent home, who don’t read, and who don’t have a smart device or internet access to ensure ongoing access to information and participation in the virtual school community.
KiNVO helps you effectively manage your Average Daily Attendance (ADA), chronic absence, and school communications in ways that drive strong results. The powerful attendance data visualizations empower you to make data-driven decisions based off of information and trends that you might not have noticed otherwise.
Schools have leveraged KiNVO to help reduce chronic absenteeism among ELL students by 22%, increase graduation rates by 11%, increase parent attendance at annual Title 1 meetings 30x, retain funding for programs, and much more.
Why Do Georgia Leaders Think KiNVO is the best?
— Dr Morris Leis
Coffee County Schools
Our graduation rate is the highest it’s ever been, our College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) score—which factors in attendance—is above the state average in elementary, middle, and high school for the first time ever...We think communicating and messaging with all stakeholders attributes to the success of the district and ultimately our students—and Kinvolved has been a partner in that work.
Kinvolved has not only been the catalyst for improvement in positive parent communication, improving student attendance, and getting the students to school on time, but it has also helped improve school safety and our communication record keeping.
— Jay Brinson Ed.D
Wayne County Board of Education
Specifically designed for Georgia schools who truly want to keep students on track to graduate.
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Read press about KiNVO
“Three minutes ago, I sent out a mass message to everybody, and it went to every parent of students in my classes and all of my students. It [went out] like a text message, and I was giving a general announcement about turning things in, like labeling your work. I’ve already gotten 13 responses.”
— Chelsea Saladino
Paducah Tilghman High School
Funding At Your Fingertips
We Qualify for CARES Act Funding
We provide essential telecommunications and attendance services that empower school systems to locate and engage their students and families regardless of internet access. Because of this, schools can use CARES Act funding to purchase KiNVO.
Title I and Title IV
Because we provide equitable communications tools, provide research-based family engagement professional learning, our product and services often qualify for Title I and Title IV funding.
Women Owned Business
Kinvolved is a certified women owned business. Oftentimes, Georgia districts can use grant funds designated for MWBE companies to purchase KiNVO or professional learning.
Our Easy 5 Step Plan to Help You
Complete a contact data diagnostic
We’ll kick off our partnership with a contact data diagnostic to quickly identify which phone numbers and email addresses in your SIS are inaccurate or missing.
Provide an Action Plan to Update Inaccurate and Missing Contact Data
After running a diagnostic and providing a custom report, we will help you systematize a process to update the inaccurate or unknown information so that you can engage more students and families.
Centralize Equitable Communications
With improved contact data in hand, we’ll implement KiNVO, the all-in-one attendance and communications tool to ensure your team has the tools necessary to engage all families regardless of language, housing, internet access, or technological literacy.
You’ll also gain secure, administrative oversight into all communications in both remote and in-person settings so that you can truly protect your staff and community.
Provide Professional Learning
After the software is implemented, we will provide professional learning for your team so that everyone understands how to use the tool in effective ways prior to school starting. We’ll also focus on research-based practices to truly engage students and families.
Monitor Meaningful Student Engagement, Interaction, and Attendance
KiNVO makes it possible to easily monitor and report meaningful student engagement, interaction, and attendance. Regardless of whether your monitoring in person, remotely, or somewhere in between, KiNVO makes it easy.
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About Kinvolved’s work in Georgia
We’re a mission-driven B Corporation that has been actively helping districts prevent absenteeism and improve student outcomes for over 8 years. We currently work with a variety of Georgia districts from Atlanta Public Schools to Wayne County Schools, Coffee County Public Schools, and more.