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  • Hope McLaughlin and Sara Needleman

New Partnerships for JumpRope - Kinvolved

Editor's Note: This is part 4 in a series of 4 introducing JumpRope's new partnerships. Find part 1 here, part 2 here and part 3 here.

Settling into the school year, we have one more exciting new partnership to announce. JumpRope clients who currently use our attendance feature might be interested to hear about our collaboration with Kinvolved and their integration of KiNVO. KiNVO is a mobile and web app that enables school and district teams to access informative attendance data and to engage families through real-time, two-way, translated, text messaging. Given the intrinsic relationship between attendance, behavior, and course performance, coupling KiNVO and JumpRope felt like a logical step in Kinvolved’s quest to help tackle chronic absenteeism.

Dr. Robert Balfanz, director of the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, cites chronic absenteeism as “the biggest thing in school improvement that people have not paid attention to.” Balfanz and colleagues from the EGC have published extensive research on utilizing an early warning indicator system to identify students in middle grades who are in danger of dropping out. Their research shows that by tracking attendance, behavior, and course performance (A-B-C for short) early on, teachers and administrators can identify at-risk students and help keep them on track for graduation--thus improving their chances of future success.

So, how does KiNVO-JumpRope integration work?

  1. Teachers record and save attendance in JumpRope.

  2. JumpRope sends attendance data to KiNVO in real-time.

  3. KiNVO sends instant, translated text messages, emails, and robocalls to families about attendance.

  4. Parents and guardians reply, and a single attendance contact receives all attendance responses.

  5. Within the KiNVO app, attendance data visuals illustrate trends in student, course, and school-wide attendance behavior.

  6. Teachers, Parent Coordinators, and other administrators use KiNVO for all parent and student communications.

If you’re interested in integrating KiNVO and JumpRope at your school, you’ll need to purchase both softwares. If you are not a current JumpRope client, and you think you’re interested in our software, we’d be happy to chat with you. You can find us at You can schedule a consultation to learn more about how KiNVO can support your school by emailing or completing this form.

Upon purchasing both softwares, you will speak with a KiNVO Client Success Specialist. We will ensure that your integration is enabled.

If you’re already already a KV or JR user and want to integrate, please contact or

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