As the winter weather brings in more snowstorms and freezing temperatures, your school may have more delays and closings than normal. When you need to close your school due to inclement weather, the main priority should be your students and parents having instant communication to ensure they know if they need to report to school. Through your website, you can utilize multiple features that allow you to communicate efficiently and let your community know it’s safe to stay warm with hot cocoa for the day.
A recent article from Education Week explains that parents consider a school’s website when choosing the proper schools for their child. A school’s website design can affect the school’s reputation before the potential parents and students make it through their first tour. If you were to look at your current website, is it a tool to bring new students in? If not, you want to create a stunning website. Doing this brings both parents and students to your school. It will also t keep you as the only selection in your district.
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The new year means a time to reflect on what was done and what could be improved. At SchoolPointe, we are more than excited to see what 2019 brings. We are so proud of what we’ve done in this year and have listened to what can be improved in the months to come.
While many schools have social media accounts, it can be difficult to know if you’re taking full advantage of your platforms online. Both parents and students are beginning to look to social media for live updates regarding their school. Schools need to have more than existing social media accounts to be successful; there also has to be current and interactive for its audience.
A recent article from The New York Times reported that the Trump Administration will roll back on Obama-era standards for school lunches. The decision will add more leniency to the current requirements by adding on low-fat milk to the non-fat milk standard, as well as it won’t be as strict with the sodium intake in the meals. With less restrictions on school lunches coming soon, it can make providing your child with healthy eating habits even more difficult. To combat this, here are some ways you can find the right food for your child’s lunch in the future.
A recent article released December 6, 2018 mentions a section that was added in March 2018 that allowed OCR to dismiss burdensome complaints by one requester has been deleted by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. See the full article HERE. Attorneys and counselors have been warning schools about the return of web accessibility complaints. Is your school ready if it is the next target of web accessibility complaint with OCR?
What is a dark page?
When bad news or an emergency suddenly strikes your school, the website is ordinarily the first place parents, students, staff and the community turns to for information. Given the extreme time pressure inherent in crisis management today, there is just no time to construct a new crisis site from scratch. Instead, a prebuilt dark page can be quickly “turned on” as needed during a crisis management situation.
STOP CYBER BULLYING ON THE SPOT:
When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time.
Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy.