WAB Works with Parents to Launch Online Portal



With the start of a new school year, the Western Academy of Beijing launched a functional new online resource exclusively for parents, the WAB Parent Portal.

Featuring the same award-winning design as WAB's official site, alumni portal and the WABX: Athletics & Activities microsite, the parent portal is an easy one-stop hub for all school needs.

The WAB Parent Portal is a secure destination to get all school news, information and documents relevant to school life. WAB Weekly, the school's newsletter, as well as pages dedicated to specific groups like Parent Link, and access to WAB photos are all easy to find and read.

"The new WAB Parent Portal looks great and is easy to use," said WAB's Parent Link Chair Su Cheng Harris-Simpson. "It connects our diverse parent community with the school better than ever before."

The new WAB Parent Portal is an embodiment of the school's continuing commitment to connecting with parents, students and the WAB community. Welcoming feedback from WAB parents, the Communications Department designed a unique portal specific to covering all parents' needs by considering and testing old portal analytics features. Every aspect of the WAB Parent Portal has been designed with WAB parents in mind, with an easy-to-use interface, site navigation system and comprehensive access to resources school-wide.

Creating the parent portal took many hundreds of hours and the collaboration of multiple departments in WAB. As with their other websites, WAB partnered with Finalsite, a world leader in school web development.