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Get the Door, the Superintendent is Here!

Published on November 10, 2020

Wayne Rodolfich wants to get to know you. And your mom and dad, too. In fact, Wayne Rodolfich might be stopping by your house to say a quick hello and find out if there is anything you need.

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TEA Requirements for Case Reports Necessitate District-Wide Tracing Tools

Published on October 21, 2020

In late September, the Texas Education Agency began requiring schools to submit information about COVID-19 cases via an online form each Monday. The form is to be used by Texas Local Education Agency (LEA) staff to report test-confirmed cases in public schools. Antibody testing does not need to be reported. TEA will link to the data from their COVID-19 website. 

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Contact Tracing and Quarantine Tracking to Help Michigan Schools Provide Public Notice to the Community

Published on October 14, 2020

Starting Monday, October 12th, all K12 school districts in Michigan will be required to provide a public notice detailing COVID-affected buildings or locations to the school community in a highly visible location on the school’s website. In addition, direct notification to persons who were in close contact with the infected individuals will need to take place.

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The 10 Commandments of Parent Engagement

Published on October 13, 2020

Communicating with parents can be a challenge. You want to keep parents informed about what is going on in the classroom as well as provide them the tools or advice they need to support their children at home. Creating relationships with parents takes considerable effort and dedication from teachers as well as administrators.

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Meet the Classroom Technology Coach Powered by Coffee and Curiosity

Published on October 07, 2020

DeSoto County School District's Michelle Cummings is the technology coach you dream of having. Thrilled by a puzzle, she delights in helping teachers find solutions that will work in a real classroom and prove helpful to real students. 

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As Louisiana Moves into Phase 3, Communication Remains a Cornerstone for Success in K12 School Systems

Published on September 25, 2020

“Clear communication is essential, particularly during school interruptions,” states the Louisiana Department of Education’s Guidance on Communicating During School Interruptions. As districts across the state ease into the third and final phase of school reopening,

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Messaging and Communication are Not the Same Thing: It’s time to talk about the difference

Published on September 24, 2020

With changes happening daily in school systems, being proactive in communicating with parents is more important than ever. You’ve likely increased the frequency of your messaging to get everyone on the same page. So why does it feel like the information isn’t getting through? 

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How a K-12 software company built contact tracing and quarantine reports into their existing software.

Published on September 16, 2020

In much of the South, public school has been back in session for weeks. School admins are already implementing in-person, hybrid, and virtual learning while simultaneously navigating flareups of COVID-19 in their classrooms.

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SchoolStatus Announces Availability of Contact Tracing Capabilities

Published on September 09, 2020

Administrators can efficiently notify guardians of students who may have come in contact with a student or staff member with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19

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SchoolStatus Prepares to Answer K12 Communication Needs with New Hires

Published on September 08, 2020

The K12 data and communications software company has welcomed three new specialists to its sales team.

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