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Tours are currently being scheduled for the upcoming school year. Please check back in the Fall for updated tour schedules.
Do you want to keep your parents and students “in the know”? We have brand new and some tried and trues to communicate with parents and students in the new school year.
District Enterprise Tools
Focus – All of the communication tools below use data from Focus. Encourage parents to update their information – phone numbers, email addresses and physical addresses. Also, Make sure your data clerks are updating the information in Focus at the beginning of the year.
OneView – Collaboration Tool for Teachers, Parents and Students to monitor progress, assignments, attendance, connect with blended learning tools, teacher/school email communication. Please encourage all parents to register.
Schoolmessenger - Phone, Email & now Text Notification Service to Parents. Text messaging will be added to School Messenger this year. We are in the process of telling parents. In the next few weeks they will get a text message to opt into the new service. They can opt out anytime. Phone service data rates may apply.
SchoolCNXT - newly expanded and available throughout the district, SchoolCNXT is mobile/web based direct communication engagement app. The service allows teachers and principals, parents and students to share news, important information, send reminders and engage with families. Unlike many direct communication apps, School CNXT is secure, archives all communications for the safety of you and the students, offers two-way translation in 100 different languages and a read-out-loud option to remove reading barriers. The Communications Department will host a webinar about the service in the coming weeks. If you are interested in participating, please contact Tabitha Collins, Director of Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org or 390-2628.
DCPS Mobile App – As a compliment to your school website, the mobile app provides students, parents and guardians easy access information from any smartphone.
Peachjar – Electronic School Flyer System to that delviers mail Parents
Many teachers and school administrators use non-district enterprise tools to communicate with parents and students. To use these tools (i.e. Remind101.com, Class Dojo, etc), please know the district cannot provide support and/or archive any message interaction. Information Technology and the Communications Departments encourage school staff to use the enterprise tools listed above, and phase out using non-district tools upon conclusion of the upcoming school year as access will terminated going into the 2018-2019 school year. Should your staff wish to use a non-district tool after the 2017-2018 school year, prior approval will be required in advance via the Chief of Schools, Information Technology and the Communications Departments.