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1 Welcome! Technology and Communication in 2013 and Beyond Today’s Program: Technology and Communication in 2013 and Beyond will begin shortly

2 When families are involved……. STUDENTS: Earn higher grades and receive higher test scores. Attend school more regularly. Complete more homework. Demonstrate more positive attitudes and behaviors. Why is Communication Important? The research says

3 In person Home Phone U.S. Mail Past Communication Methods

4 Current Communication Methods In person Home Phone U.S. Mail Mobile Phone Texting Website Email Mobile Apps Instgram Facebook Pinterest Twitter Vine RSS Feeds

5 Future Communication Methods “Liked” Tweeting… Follow Someone? Vine? FourSquare? CafeMom?

6 Communication Tip #1 Find out how people like to be communicated with

7 Control Voice, Text, and Email Preferences Make instant “Opt In/Opt Out” elections (while notifying school) Review previous messages Uncompromising security Communication Tip #1 Find out how people like to be communicated with

8 Communication Tip #1 Find out how people like to be communicated with

9 Communication Tip #2 Determine the goal of your message Parent engagement Students of engaged parents perform better Parent notification Just need to communicate information Safety Your message has to do with student safety Selling an idea You need support! Information Gathering You need feedback

10 Communication Tip #2 Your goal determines your communication channel

11 Communication method is important Voice True emergency - comfort in hearing your child is safe Weather-related closings Time-sensitive messages Attendance calling What’s the best communication method?

12 Communication method is important Email Longer messages Regular weekly communications Newsletters Anything with attachments needed What’s the best communication method?

13 Communication method is important Text Meeting reminders After-school activities updates Sports contest reminders What’s the best communication method?

14 Communication method is important Social Media General announcements General information Promoting your school What’s the best communication method?

15 Push to Social Network

16 Communication method is important Website First impression General information Promoting your school Reaching prospective families Welcome “Letter” from Principal What’s the best communication method?

17 800# parent and staff access Recognize Caller ID for last message playback Selective Message Replay Message Retrieval Line

18 Load this on your website and let parents know if a new message has been sent. New Messages Widget for Your School Website

19 Communication Tip #3 Timing is everything What’s the best time of day?

20 The right speaker makes the difference Know your audience Communication Tip #4

21 Shorter really is sweeter Enough said Communication Tip #5

22 Don’t be that boy, Peter No crying wolf! Communication Tip #6

23 Communication Tip #7 Consistency is key They’re on the lookout!

24 Communication Tip #8 Have fun with it! Show your personality

25 Moving from Voice to Text Make sure the parents know they have a choice Use multiple communication methods Be consistent-same day/time each week Teacher-to-parents Successful messaging tactics used by other schools

26 Recorded wake-up calls: from the principal for tardy students Recorded readings: Read portions of a book during “book weeks” asking children and parents to work together to identify where the excerpts came from Food drives: for local community pantries Contests: to win a chance to record a SchoolReach message Celebrity phone calls: NFL star Steven Jackson recorded a SchoolReach message and encouraged students to attend the first day of school Successful messaging tactics used by other schools

27 What you didn’t think about… Everyone is busy Students have cell phones - beating them to the punch is hard Non-traditional families ESL Multiple children at different schools - communication overload

28 Communication Best Practices What to Consider Communications Mapping. Align to school objectives Communicating with Impact. Best practices to improve the perception of your school. Communications Audit. Do we need to change or enhance the way we are communicating?

29 Mobile app―iPad, iPhone & Android access Teacher / Staff level access Deep SIS integration (PowerSchool) Targeted demographic communication Trends in Rapid Notification

30 Smart Phone Apps for Launch

31 Simple Controlled Secure Restricted staff access granted only by main administrator Staff Account Manager Empower Staff & Faculty with Broadcast Messaging

32 MultiCast Futuristic Features in SchoolReach Number Tracker

33 Analyzes all numbers in your call list EVER called Assigns probability of connecting Helps reach out to contacts for updates Number Tracker

34 MultiCast Feature for SchoolReach Express One button launch

35 We have more phone lines than some Telephone Companies…. We can sometimes exceed the capacity of the terminating office to deliver telephone calls

36 Send Messages from Inside of PowerSchool

37 Parent Contact Preferences for PowerSchool

38 Real-Time Results for PowerSchool

39 for PowerTeacher Leverage the power of SchoolReach at teacher level Select custom groups and contact type

40 How do Kids Like to Communicate?

41 Integrate with Existing Systems

42 Demonstrated history of integration success with all Pearson products Nearly 1,000,000 SchoolReach clients using Pearson SIS product Over 3,000,000 records auto- loaded nightly Supporter of state and national PowerSchool user groups

43 Superior Technology= Superior Results ISDN Lines―higher quality connection gives you more capabilities Cell phones & short codes Dial extensions Real time reporting Superior security Local switch load balancing

44 Superior Technology= Superior Results Multiple redundant data centers No single point of failure Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) 99.999% uptime Enormous call capacity Operate at less than 2% of capacity

45 “The biggest problem with bully prevention – is reporting.” - Sean Burke, President School Safety Advocacy Council

46 2-Way Anonymous Texting

47 Who Does the CyberBully Hotline Help? The bully The bully The bullied The bullied The bystander The bystander

48 How Does it Work?

49 Thank You! www.schoolreach.com/powerschool www.cyberbullyhotline.com For more information please contact: Hal Queen 704-618-3690hqueen@schoolreach.com


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