SchoolBlocks has you covered by giving you all the options.

Just like your file storage should be separate from your website platform, so should be your app. Unlike our competition, we don't force you into a particular app. In addition to offering our own app, we offer highly integrated solutions with the top app providers in the world. It ensures you have the best and aren't forced into any decisions.

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Parent Engagement
google calendars
Emergency Alerts
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Audit-Trail Messaging
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e-Signature Forms

In addition to the SchoolBlocks mobile componentry, our platform works seamlessly with ZippSlip, the ultimate k12 parent engagement platform.

What's so special about ZippSlip

ZippSlip is the cadillac of k12 dedicated parent engagement apps. It's smooth user interface delivers a fantastic experience which includes robust functionality including eSignature form management, SIS integration and emergency notifications.

SchoolBlocks deploys the 'Shoutem' mobile platform to offer a cost-effective method to get your web platform into an app experience and listed in the iOS and Android marketplaces.

Apps offer an additional communication layer for schools who wish to apply all means necessary to engage parents. Technically, they are far from necessary, but there is an experience which is undeniably current which some schools just can't help but adopt.

$ 1-5 /student/year
  • Online school registration

  • Permission slips

  • Student health forms

  • Athletic forms and signups

  • Flyers, mass notifications

  • Online payments

  • Internal forms

SchoolBlocks + ZippSlip is a winning combination...

Through a single vendor, you can receive the best of both worlds. A dedicated web team and a dedicated app team, both with over 15 years of experience delivering communication solutions to k12 school districts across the United States.

Amazing Features

Through proper app integration, SchoolBlocks offers a web/app combination to help your district cover all its parent engagement goals.

  • Google, Office 365 & SIS Integration

    When you take parental involvement to the next level, SIS integration becomes available in order to enable direct messaging to guardians and leverage additional features.

  • ADA Compliant

    Everything is carefully built to be ADA compliant.

  • eSignature Forms

    The form capabilities will cause your entire communication platform to find new levels of efficiency.

  • High Security & Support

    Permissions are automated through the highest level of security and we provide fantastic support.

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Core Team

SchoolBlocks is a dedicated and talented group of individuals committed to making school websites simple, clean and efficient.

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    Mark Sculco

    Director of Sales

    Mark grew up outside of Boston and graduated from the University of Vermont. He moved to Colorado in 2000 to pursue his love for the outdoors and a career in graphic design. After 20 years of being a professional designer, Mark found SchoolBlocks and switched gears. Mark enjoys the interaction with people that sales brings on. He also enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, and mountain biking. Mark lives in Basalt, Colorado with his wife Dawn and two young children.

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    PC Drew

    Chief Technology Officer

    PC Drew is the chief technology officer of SchoolBlocks. Prior to SchoolBlocks, he was a 10 year veteran of the Marine Corps finishing his service as a Captain after serving in Afghanistan as a communications officer supporting over 1000 troops. PC is a graduate of the University of Colorado where he earned his bachelor of science degree in computer science. He is presently doing his master's coursework in interdisciplinary telecommunications at CU. His interests outside of work include enjoying the outdoors, spending time with his wife, son and daughter and traveling. Originally of McLean, Virginia, PC now lives in Carbondale, Colorado.

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    Bjorn Theart

    Senior Software Engineer

    Bjorn Theart lives in Cape Town, South Africa. Graduated from the Cape Technikon with a National Diploma in Information Technology. Developer of web applications for 10 years. Enjoys simplicity in life and applies the same thinking in software design. Avid trail runner and lover of the outdoors. Also loves to read, cook, hike, mountain bike, camp and take walks with his wife.

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    Stephen Shapiro

    President & CoFounder

    Stephen Shapiro is the president and founder of SchoolBlocks. He graduated with a degree in management information systems and a masters of science in telecommunications from the University of Colorado. After graduation, Stephen founded SchoolFusion. After 10 years of providing website solutions to thousands of schools at SchoolFusion, his company was acquired by BlackBoard in 2010. Stephen started SchoolBlocks seeking to improve upon his previous efforts by building next generation web experiences for schools nationwide. An avid mountain biker and skier, Stephen currently resides in Carbondale, Colorado, with his wife and 2 young daughters.

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    Maggie McVoy


    Maggie McVoy is the controller for SchoolBlocks. A native of Colorado, Maggie's hometown was Denver before relocating to Carbondale roughly 40 years ago. After studying at the University of Colorado, Maggie was the director of the Aspen Science Foundation where she managed their Brainteasers Summer Science camp for 10 years. She was also a realtor/broker with Aspen Sotheby's International Realty and the business manager of the Aspen Magazine before working for SchoolBlocks. In addition to this experience, Maggie published a paper on the "Informal Science in the Formal Classroom" in the Chicago Academy of Sciences. Her interests include reading, gardening and traveling.

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    Team Lead

    By far the most important member of the team. She’s nice. She’s smart and a great lover of love.

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    Vanessa Vega

    Account Manager

    Vanessa is both a Project Manager and Graphic Designer. She is a Colorado native with a deep love for everything Colorado. She acquired her AAS in Graphic Design at the Isaacson School for New Media within Colorado Mountain College. She enjoys all forms of art, music, technology, film, big ideas and frolicking in the mountains.

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    David Golden

    Software Developer

    David is a junior software developer at Sopris Apps and lives in Carbondale, CO. Before entering into software development, David owned and operated a curbside composting company in Durango, CO. He is originally from the east coast where he attained a B.S. in Environmental Science, and moved to Colorado following a cross-country road trip. Outside of software development, David enjoys trail running, backpacking, and anything else outdoors.

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    Ben Palmer

    Software Developer

    Ben is a Junior Software Developer at Sopris Apps and recently moved to New Castle, CO to be as close as possible to his favorite climbing area, Rifle. Formerly an electrician, Ben enjoys applying the same complex problem solving logic to software engineering as he did wiring. Ben enjoys climbing, reading, music, and art.

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