2.1.2 Communication Guidelines
Welcome Email! (From Fall 2013)
The welcome email is sent out to all students, parents, and facilitators at the beginning of each semester. The welcome email addresses information regarding the Student Orientation Course (SOC). It provides students with the option of opting out of the SOC, or completing the course with a 100%. The welcome email also includes information about schedules and start dates that students will follow throughout the duration of the semester. Students have the option of choosing one of four schedules to follow during the spring and fall semesters, and two schedules during the summer semester. Information about parent accounts and parent account set-up is provided in the welcome email. Additional information on help sessions is also provided in the welcome email.
Personal notes versus mass communication to stakeholders
School Policies regarding Communication
Below are the steps:
- document and file emails
- use a log of information, noting the date, time, context of the contact
- cc all administrative team members on student concerns, academic violations, or parental issues as determined by the program’s policy for communication.
Tools available for effective Communication
Remind 101 is another tools that can be effectively used to send text messages to stakeholders. Although I have never used this tool, I have heard many great things about it from face-to-face teachers.