Communication Tools

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Virtual Backpack (Electronic) 
Community Events for Families

Updated weekly throughout the school year

To promote community non-profit activities that are fun and educational for students. New items are posted weekly on the Virtual Backpack page and referenced in Talk205.

Board Highlights
Emails sent via ParentSquare


To share highlights of every Board of Education meeting - including Board actions, reports and proclamations - sent within 24 hours. Past editions archived under Board of Education.

School Newsletters

Varies. Often 1/week

To notify parents of events, accomplishments, announcements and school operations. (Communications Office provides standard copy for critical District information, as needed.) School newsletters are posted on web pages and/or sent via Talk205.

News Releases

As needed

To alert press to District initiatives, board actions and major student/staff accomplishments.




District: To provide emergency and critical communications, board actions, district-wide news, breaking news, major events and accomplishments. School: Parent/student related information, events, activities, school accomplishments. Teacher: Classroom news, homework, etc.

Automated Phone Calls
Voice Messages powered by ParentSquare


As needed

District: To provide critical information to all District parents and/or staff.
School: To provide critical information or updates specific to individual school parents/staff.

Staff Newsletters (Internal)

Once per month

To provide staff with important information related to District initiatives, Board actions, major accomplishments, news and events.