FastDirect Communications provides a school information system and personalized support program to help Catholic and Lutheran schools. We take pride in delivering the support you need to accomplish your goals and to focus on your passion for educating the whole child.
Our comprehensive support results in the seamless implementation of your FastDirect Communications SIS. On-site training ensures your entire staff is competent and confident to use FastDirect Communications to its fullest! We see each school as important and are excited to make a difference.
We have created software that is affordable, mobile friendly, and most importantly, user friendly! FastDirect Communications handles the managed hosting, backup of data, secure encryption, and continual technological upgrades. We free you of those costly and time consuming tasks.
Private email with convenient notification options as well as an emergency broadcast feature keeps your staff and families connected and informed. Parents and guardians can easily access online grade reports, school calendars, and teacher web pages, on any computer, tablet or mobile device!
FastDirect Communications provides all the necessary tools to effectively and efficiently run your elementary school, preschool, and daycare. All of our features, such as Timer, Tuition/Finance, Cafeteria, and Nurse to name a few, are included at the same low cost giving you the freedom to gradually implement features or jump in with both feet at once.
Free Classroom Posters
Have fun decorating your classroom with these inspirational and free printables.
The Best School Information System for Elementary Schools, Preschools, and Daycares
GRADE BOOK AND REPORT CARD
Teachers love our grade book because it’s easy to use and includes powerful options such as automatic posting to assignment calendars. Our grade book can also feed teacher web pages and calendars. Administrators choose which grade book and report card reports are available for parent viewing and when. Plus, report card design is flexible and grade input is a snap!
Real-time attendance lets you know which students are on campus at any given moment. Period-based attendance is available for all courses, and state reports are made easy with various breakdowns provided in six report form layouts.
The FastDirect Communications private email component is secure, archived, and ensures receipt of your messages. That means no junk mail, and no lost mail! Your families are always informed and the safety of their children is addressed with emaill and text notifications, email forwarding, SMS text messaging and emergency broadcast communications. For added convenience, we partner with Clever who can pass email address records for easy integration with an outside email client.
Parents can view their tuition, cafeteria, and other account balances online, which helps keep accounts in arrears to a minimum. They can easily make online payments through PayPal or PayTrace and can access their own year-end tax statements. This greatly reduces the printing and mailing burden from the school office.
Our cafeteria-management component tracks free and reduced breakfasts and lunches confidentially and automatically. The data feeds directly to the necessary state reports. Plus, barcode and fingerprint scanning can be easily implemented.
Track all health related visits to the school office or clinic including administration of medications. Stringent user rights ensures confidentiality.
Our personalized services ensure your success in implementing a new technology. Also, our technology support will take ownership of every training and call, so you can focus on what is truly important, your work with your students.
FAMILY, St. Charles, MO
“Thank you for all you do to create this learning community and family. Without you and your support – the teachers couldn’t do what they do and the students wouldn’t learn or create or achieve their dreams. You are important in this circle of learning. Thank you. We hope you all have a great, loving, blessed, and fun summer.”
ADMIN, Bay City, MI
“Although there are many, many things that I have yet to learn and/or utilize with Fast Direct, this program sure makes my job easier. I am able to do my job faster and more efficiently, which makes it better not only for myself but our families as well. Thank you again. “
“Thank you so much. FastDirect has been great to work with. My requests are met within minutes. I appreciate that. Thanks. “
PARENT, Glencoe, MN
“Just wanted to send a positive note to say “thank you” for implementing the Fast Direct system. As a parent, it is wonderful to be able to “double-check” my kids’ assignments and monitor academic performance regularly instead of waiting for mid-quarter or quarter-end. I love the ability to be more proactive with their homework because of it and wanted to just let you know how much it has helped our family!”
Per Student Per Year ($2,000 first year minimum)
All components of the SIS
Managed and encrypted hosting
Secure backup and data storage
Initial and Ongoing Training (Cost of travel not included)
Initial training is on-site
We will train your whole school: Administrators, teachers, business manager, etc.
All components are included in our training program
Ongoing training is limitless
Support with a Smile (We take pride in our service)