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From Mrs. Wallerstedt
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Communicating With Our Families
Now more than ever it is critical that we establish strong and consistent communication channels with our families. Here is everything you need to know in terms of how we as a district will be communicating with you throughout this year. Our goal is to ensure our families understand what tools we are using and the exact purpose of those tools.
“Need To Know” Information
When communicating primary information with you, meaning it directly impacts the educational experience or growth of your child, we will do so using e-mail. We also will utilize e-mail when we need to engage in dialogue with our families. Examples include:
Addressing behavioral or academic performance issues
Sharing information about an incident that occurred
District-level decisions that will have an impact on our school environments
All emergency/crisis-related communications
“Good to Know” Information
When communicating with you about secondary information, meaning information that we know our families appreciate receiving but is not as much of a high priority, we will do using the following tools: Seesaw, Google Sites or Google Classroom. Your child’s teacher will communicate with you directly regarding which of these platforms they will be using. You can also find a “how to” guide and tutorials for all of these tools on our remote learning website. Examples of when we would use these tools include:
Providing snapshots into our classrooms
Reminders about upcoming events or assignments
Sharing a portfolio of your child’s work in class
If you are interested in following or engaging with us on social media, every school in the district has a Facebook and Twitter page set-up. We also have a district Facebook and Twitter established. We encourage you to follow our school and district accounts, as none of our teachers/staff will be utilizing social media to share content. Instead, they will be leveraging the tools listed in the previous section. Parents should also be aware that this school year, we have opened up YouTube access so our teachers can share videos with our students related to their teaching and instruction. It is important that just with any other social media channel, you carefully monitor your child’s use of YouTube, as filtering restrictions will not be in place in order for our teachers to share videos that are educational in nature.
Needing Your Permission
We understand that families have different levels of comfort with the ways in which their child’s images are shared. If you would prefer that your child’s image NOT BE USED in any form, including in our school yearbook, on SeeSaw, Google Sites, etc.,please sign and return the first page of this form to your school secretary. If you would prefer images of your children NOT BE USED JUST ON SOCIAL MEDIA (Twitter, Facebook and YouTube), then sign and return the second page of this form to your school secretary. If you do not return the forms that indicates you are comfortable with your child's image in those places mentioned above.
Photographing Lessons/Sharing Information on Social Media
During this time of remote learning, we know some of you may be interested in taking photos of different activities your children are participating in and sharing on various social media platforms. Please be mindful that we do have students who cannot be photographed due to safety reasons.
When sharing photos of your child’s learning on social media, it is important that only your child is seen in the photograph. It is also very easy for a child’s name to be captured in the background of a photo or in other documents shared with you (i.e. class roster information). We ask that you please only share photographs and information that relate directly to your child. Thank you for working in partnership with us to ensure the safety of all our students.