☕️ Busy? Here's the TL;DR
- Emails with "Welcome" get more opens
- Welcoming families back from spring break is inclusive
- Share dates, schedules, events, and something celebratory
- Keeping folks connected to the building 📉 absenteeism!
Fun fact: emails with the word "Welcome" in the subject line get 80% more opens.
So, one great way to make sure students (& their home adults) are prepared for the return from spring break is to send a school newsletter welcoming them back. In addition to providing essential information, a Welcome Back from Spring Break newsletter is important because it conveys a message of belongingness. It says: "You child is wanted here." And feel connected to school is the key to undoing absenteeism.
Just the facts, ma'am.
Your welcome back newsletter should contain some key pieces of information. We suggest:
- The date of return
- The schedule for the first week back
- The lunch menu for the first week back
- Important upcoming events
- Some celebration of teachers or students
- A parent resource
A few last tips.
Remember, if you include flyers the information in them won't get translated. Be sure to add a caption summarizing the info in the flyer, so all families feel included. Last, how the building leader communicates sets the tone for everyone else in the building. Make sure your welcome back from spring break newsletter reflects the values you want it to. You can read more about that here.
Get started with this template and have a great spring break! 🏖