So what do we need to do?
- Review the methods you currently use to disseminate information. Are you still tied to sending home letters with students, hoping they reach parents' hands? Do you often hear rumblings from parents that they had no idea about an upcoming event or wish you would have given them more notice? If so, it's time to take a hard look at how and the frequency with which you are sharing information.
- Survey your community and find out how they would like to receive information. Don't waste your valuable time updating a site that nobody checks. We've all heard the phrase "meet them where they are." Take it to heart! If your community is on Facebook, it's time to join and use the tool as a resource to educate and inform your community.
- If you need training on a particular communication outlet like social media or digital newsletters, ask! We are happy to help start you down the road to becoming master communicators, increasing community trust and building active partnerships.
We have lots of ideas on how to keep your community engaged, informed and excited about all the wonderful things you are doing for your students. Even better? These strategies won't take a lot of extra time that--let's face it--you do not have. So let us know how we can help you. Don't wait any longer; your community is eager to celebrate your successes with you!