Communication Information

The JA Vargas uses a platform, Konstella, to communicate with parents and families in our school community! It is imperative to sign up for Konstella! Once you sign up for Konstella, you can go into your settings and let the platform know how often you would like communication and what type of communication you want to receive! It is customizeable to your preferences! Please click below to sign up TODAY!

Konstella: How to remove yourself from your old school:

For children changing schools who have not been removed directly by the former school's Konstella administrators, here is how you can remove yourself.

Sign in to the webpage using a desktop/laptop.

1) Click your name on the upper left-hand menu, revealing a sub-menu.

2) Select "Your Roles" page. This will open the page to Your School & Classroom Roles. You will see a list of your schools and classrooms here.

3) Remove yourself from your old school (click Remove).

Konstella Cheat Sheet

Join a Room

Place your child in her classroom so that you are kept in the classroom communication loop.

Web: Click your name at the top left corner. Click "Your Children" to add/modify your children.

Mobile App: Click the Settings icon at the top left corner. Click "Your Children".

Join a Committee

Web: Click the green "Committees" link on the left-hand menu to browse the committees. Click into a committee and sign up or remove yourself.

Mobile App: *Supported on iOS, not on Android* Click the "Directory" tab at the bottom. Click "Browse Committees” to browse and sign up for the committees.

Send a Message to a Group

Web: The left-hand menu shows all the groups you are in. Click on the group, type in the text area to post a message.

Mobile App: The "Messages" tab at the bottom shows all of the groups you are in. Click any group and start typing at the bottom.

Send a Message to an Individual or a Group

Web: Click the "+" sign right next to the "Messages" label on the left-hand menu.

Mobile App: On the “Messages” tab, click the "+" at the top right corner. Choose "Send a Private Message".

Summary of the Mobile App Navigation

School Tab: Shows the announcements, events, and sign-ups in your school and classrooms.

Messages Tab: Shows the groups you are in and the messages in the groups.

Directory Tab: Allows you to look up parents, browse committees (iPhone), and Social Groups.

Settings Icon at the top left corner: for account settings.

Don’t want more email in your inbox

Go to account settings – email notifications and choose which emails you would like to receive. Weekly Digests of Upcoming Updates gives a nice summary of everything coming in the week ahead all in a single email. Download the app and you can choose to only receive notification on your phone.

Sync your Calendar

Web: Click on Calendar and then click Sync to My Calendar.

Mobile App: Click the School tab on the bottom menu and then click Calendar on the top menu. Click Sync on the right-hand side of the calendar month.