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Google Guardians

The North School uses Google Classroom for Independent learning. The information below will help and guide you to seeing your child's current class activity, upcoming work and missing work from Google Classroom.

Email Summaries

As a guardian, you can receive email summaries showing your child's progress in Google Classroom. We will use the email we have in our records. At each school roll over, or when your student is added to new classes, you will receive an invitation for email summaries.


Note: You can only receive daily summaries if you have a personal Google account.

Personal Google Account—This is set up by you. It looks like you@example.com.


  • You can choose the frequency of the emails, such as daily or weekly.

  • Note: Daily means Monday to Friday. You will not receive email summaries on Saturdays or Sundays.

  • You can unsubscribe or remove yourself from Classroom at any time.

Guardian email summaries include:

  • Missing work—Work that is late at the time the email was sent

  • Upcoming work—Work that is due today and tomorrow (for daily emails) or work that is due in the upcoming week (for weekly emails)

  • Class activity—Announcements, assignments, and questions recently posted by teachers

Getting Started with Classroom Summaries

Accepting classroom summary invites

When your student is added to any new Google Classrooms you as the guardian will be invited to this class as well. You will receive an email like this example. Now you can decide if you would like to receive weekly updates on the mentioned Google Classroom or ‘ignore’ if you would not.


Upon clicking 'ACCEPT' you will then see the following message, once you see this message you will now receive weekly updates on your child's classroom activity.


You will have the option to 'SIGN IN' or 'CREATE NEW ACCOUNT' if you are not already signed into a personal Google account. Please see the section 'Changing the Frequency' for more information on these two options.



Classroom summary output example


Changing the frequency

If you would like to change the frequency with which you receive your child's Google Classroom Summaries then please follow the below instructions.

Once you have received this message you can if you would like to change the frequency with which you receive the summaries.

Please select the option that applies to you.

Please click 'SIGN IN' and sign in with your own personal Google account and then you should get this page.

Once signed in you will be presented with this page where you can change from 'Weekly' to 'Daily'.



If you do not have a Google account then you will need to create one to change the frequency, first click 'CREATE NEW ACCOUNT' and follow the process to create your own personal Google account.


Once you have created an account you can then sign in and you will be given this screen where you can change from 'Weekly' to 'Daily'.

Having Issues?

Why have I not received an email invitation?

You will not get an email invitation if:

  • We do not have your correct email address, which you can check by contacting the school directly.

  • Your child's teachers are not participating in guardian email summaries.

  • You are not the guardian of the student.

If you have not received the invitation, check your spam folder. Otherwise, contact the school and ask them to send another.


When you will not receive an email summary
  • There is no activity to report for the given time period.

  • All your child's teachers turned off notifications for their classes.

  • You selected No summaries for how often you would like to receive emails.

  • You are not connected to any students in Classroom.


If you are still experiencing issues, please email googleissues@thenorthschool.org.uk