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Making the Most of Back-to-School Communication – 3 Tips for Your K12 School

Posted by Nina Caliri on Tue, Aug 01, 2017 @ 11:08 AM

I know what you’re thinking…it’s still summer time! We can’t possibly be talking about going back to school yet, can we?

Well the truth is many k-12 schools across the country head back to the classroom this month! As educators, we know that effective parent engagement and good school communication is very important to a student’s academic success.

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As students arrive for a new school year, k12 school administrators need to have a school communication strategy ready to go.

To alleviate some of the back-to-school stress you may be experiencing, we’ve compiled these 4 tips:

1. Don’t Reinvent the Wheel.
Surveys have shown which school communication channels parents prefer:  voice, parent portal, and email. Give them what they want! Find a school notification system that can offer many different communication methods to accommodate the parents in your school community.

2. Encourage Teacher-Parent Communication.
Let your teachers have some control and foster a positive teacher-parent relationship through communication. Popular teacher-parent communication topics include critical classroom updates, upcoming events, low grade alerts and homework assignment details. Does your school use PowerTeacher? Click here.

3. Create One Message, Share it Everywhere with Social Media.
Social media is an excellent way for a k-12 school or district to share information rapidly with students, families and staff members. Reach the broader school community by posting important messages to your school’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Bonus Tip! Alert Solutions currently supports over 1,000 school districts and 2 million students worldwide with its suite of k-12 school notification systems. To learn more, click here.

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Topics: school notifications, school announcement, power announcement, powerschool, education, parent engagement, parent communication

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