About guardian email summaries

A teacher or school administrator can invite a guardian to receive email summaries about their student’s work in class. To get summaries, the student must use Classroom with a Google Workspace account (looks like student_name@school.edu). Email summaries do not include grades.

What’s included in an email summary?

  • Missing work—Work not turned in when the summary was sent.
  • Upcoming work—Work that’s due today and tomorrow (for daily emails) or that’s due in the upcoming week (for weekly emails).
  • Class activity—Announcements, assignments, and questions recently posted by teachers.
  • Guardian preview links for Edu Plus SKUs only

What are guardian preview links?

On a Edu Plus SKU, guardians can view their student’s Classwork page through direct “View in Classroom” links in the email summary. A teacher can also find the previewing link in their class settings and share this with a guardian.

Within the Classwork page, guardians can find assignment:

  • Titles
  • Details
  • Attachments (In some instances, an attachment cannot be previewed)
  • Due dates

How do guardians get summaries?

  1. A teacher or admin sends an invitation to a guardian.
  2. After a guardian accepts the invitation, they choose when to get email summaries for each of their students.

By default, email summaries for classes are turned off. If you’re a teacher, learn how to turn email summaries on.

Tip: All guardians are added to BCC when an email is sent to all guardians.

When do guardians get summaries?

Guardians can get emails daily or weekly and can unsubscribe at any time.

Guardians won’t get an email summary if:

  • There's no activity to report for the given time period.
  • All their student’s teachers turned off notifications for their classes.
  • They accepted the invitation but chose not to get any summaries.
  • They aren't connected to any student in Classroom.

See what an email looks like

Email summary and guardian preview example (Edu Plus SKUs)

Email summary with preview links

Guardian preview Classwork page

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