• Communication Services for Schools

    The Communications Department works with schools to assist in communicating with students, parents, staff and the community. The support offered to schools by the department include the following services:

    • Crisis communications support
      • On-site presence
      • Media management
      • Intra-agency/intra-district communication
      • Parent notification
    • Media liaison services
      • News release preparation
      • Responding to reporter inquiries
      • “Pitching” story ideas to local media     
    • Parent notification system assistance     
      • Outreach communications support
      • Teacher communicaitons support
    • Communications planning
      • Identification of target audiences
      • Development of key communicators’ systems
    • Digital communications support
      • Support for school web managers 
      • Social media setup and training
      • Presentation development
    • Communications coaching
      • Media response training
      • Site communications methods
      • Publications development
    • Family engagement support
      • Home-school communications development
      • Focus/engagement group facilitation
    • Marketing and event support
      • Advertising
      • Program development  
    • Volunteer program coordination (Office of Community Involvement) 
    • Additional assistance for individual schools as requested