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5 steps to bring parents to your website

Posted by Elizabeth Randolph on Jan 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

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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Topics: Top website trends

SchoolPointe’s Year in Review

Posted by Elizabeth Randolph on Dec 31, 2018 9:59:38 AM

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.

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Getting More from your school's social media in 2019

Posted by Elizabeth Randolph on Dec 27, 2018 9:14:47 AM

 

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.

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Topics: Social Media in Education, school web accessibility

How you can make sure your student is making healthy eating choices

Posted by Elizabeth Randolph on Dec 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM

   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.

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Topics: 2018 school website trends, school lunch,

Ohio House passes bill requiring students to learn cursive by end of 5th grade

Posted by Cher Scholl on Dec 7, 2018 4:33:11 PM

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Topics: Ohio House Cursive Bill, Cursive Handwriting

Web Accessibility: OCR is Back, Is Your Website Ready?

Posted by Cher Scholl on Dec 7, 2018 4:03:49 PM

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?

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Topics: school web accessibility, ADA compliance

Dark Pages How Schools Can Prepare For Emergency.

Posted by Cher Scholl on Nov 30, 2018 2:55:44 PM

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.

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Topics: Dark sites, dark pages, school crisis page

Stop Cyber Bullying

Posted by Cher Scholl on Nov 28, 2018 11:07:46 AM

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.

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Topics: stop bullying, bully reporting tools, cyber bullying

Live Feed Permissions Updates:

Posted by Cher Scholl on Nov 26, 2018 11:40:34 AM
Live Feed permissions updates:
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Topics: Live Feed

Post-Thanksgiving School Activities

Posted by Cher Scholl on Nov 21, 2018 12:16:34 PM

For many schools, teachers, and students, getting back into the swing of things after Thanksgiving break may be difficult. Everyone is used to sleeping in, eating and doing whenever they want to, so the school day routine may be a bit hard to get adjusted to again.

Teachers should try to avoid diving right into the schoolwork after the break. Instead, make the adjustment a little bit easier by welcoming students back with fun classroom activities that incorporate what they did over their holiday vacations and to get them back on track and motivated to learn once again.

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Topics: Post Thanksgiving Break School Activities

About SchoolPointe

Since 2002, SchoolPointe has been providing world class technology solutions to the PK-12 industry. With headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, SchoolPointe possesses an extensive clientele and partners with school districts across the United States. In line with its corporate mission of “Empowering Through Innovation”, SchoolPointe is committed to developing cost effective solutions on the cutting edge of technology that schools require to keep up with their growing technology needs. SchoolPointe is focused on expanding our client outreach and building new innovative products to create a communications and educational link between our clients and their stakeholders. 

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