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The Student News Site of Bridgewater-Raritan High School

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School District introduced Remind platform for more effective communication

The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District has recently announced the implementation of Remind, a digital communication platform.

The objective of the platform is to give schools and teachers in the district an easy way to communicate with students and parents.

This new application is full of features that can change how the district communicates major and minor updates. It is available as a mobile app and a website, so users have flexibility in how they want to access the platform.

Upon opening the website, a gray column on the left outlines all the classes and conversations that the user has joined. Different headers outline each section of the menu, and channels for the high school and the entire district sit at the very bottom.

Each class or school has a unique tag; for instance, Bridgewater-Raritan High School’s channel tag is @we-are-br. Within each channel are three main sections: messages, people and calls. Additional sections can be added that provide more information about the specific class or school.

One of the most significant features of the platform is privacy, as users can interact or even call one another while protecting phone numbers and personal information. It is clear that the user is at the forefront of the app’s development; every detail is meant to create a better experience for people on the platform.

Students are beginning to familiarize themselves with Remind.

BRHS junior Mayur Kashyap spoke fondly about the new application.

“I think Remind is an innovative app that allows students, teachers, and parents to communicate much more efficiently, as I found that I would write emails to teachers for the simplest questions. Instead of sending these emails, I can just use Remind,” he said.

Dan Hemberger, Bridgewater-Raritan High School’s principal, posted an introductory message on the platform on November 8.

“We are excited to launch a new communication tool for this year. REMIND is a messaging app that provides teachers, parents, and students with the ability to communicate with a mobile device using short, timely messages via text or app. This will be a welcomed addition to our academic programs, as well as for athletics and activities,” Principal Hemberger said.

Along with the message was a document explaining how the district hopes to best utilize Remind. An emphasis was placed on recognizing that changes could be made and that Remind is not a complete replacement for all forms of informational communication. Instead, students, teachers and parents are encouraged to learn more about the platform in a way that helps their classroom. 

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Paritosh Bhole, Associate Editor
Paritosh Bhole is a sophomore at BRHS, and it is his second year being a part of The Prowler. He has been a part of previous school newspapers; he has always enjoyed journalism and being in touch with the school community. To him, writing is one of the most impactful ways of expressing ideas and emotions--BR is full of countless journalism opportunities. Away from writing, Paritosh spends his time playing the cello, playing basketball, and reading leisurely.
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