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Bark for Parents


Bark for Schools

Mount Airy City Schools uses Bark for Schools to help us monitor school-issued accounts for signs of digital dangers. When potential issues like cyberbullying, suicidal ideation, and threats of violence arise, Bark sends us a notification. Parents and guardians can benefit from receiving these alerts, as well.
Beginning in October 2020, parents will be able to take advantage of this great resource.

Get Alerts With the Free Parent Portal

Kids use their school-issued accounts both at school and at home, and families are often in a better position to respond to urgent alerts after hours, on weekends, and during breaks. These are times when administration may not be available in the event of an emergency. This week, you will receive an invitation to create your free account for the Bark for Schools Parent Portal through your email address listed in PowerSchool. As soon as you opt in, you’ll start receiving after-hours alerts when Bark detects potentially time-sensitive issues.

Any parent or guardian wishing to update their email in PowerSchool needs to send a note to your child’s teacher with your child’s full name, grade, the email, and guardian’s name associated with the email for PowerSchool.