On July 1, we announced a collaborative communications initiative between Colchester School District and the Town of Colchester. At that time, we also announced that a publication providing news and updates about both organizations was in development—and the first issue of that publication is now ready to be unveiled.
We proudly introduce Currently Colchester!
The October 2013 issue of the publication is scheduled to arrive in Colchester households today; many Colchester residents can look for it as part of the Colchester Sun, while those who do not receive the Colchester Sun should receive Currently Colchester as a stand-alone publication.
Currently Colchester is designed to offer news and information relating to your school district and your town government in a format that is accessible to all residents, including those without convenient access to the Internet. We continue to strongly encourage our community members to access information about CSD and the Town of Colchester through our regularly updated electronic communications methods; we are working hard to provide a wide variety of avenues through which community members can receive information, including:
- our district’s website;
- our Facebook page;
- our Twitter feed
- the Power Announcement notification system;
- Front Porch Forum;
- the Colchester Sun’s weekly Schools’ Page;
- each school’s website; and
- many teachers and administrators also have blogs, Twitter feeds, and more. Colchester Middle School even has its own app!
The Colchester School Board encourages community participation at their meetings; in fact, the board’s agenda solicits comments from the community at every meeting. (Join them at Colchester High School on the first and third Tuesday of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m. You can also watch them on Lake Champlain Access Television’s Channel 16 on Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. and Sundays at 7:00 a.m.) We also host and encourage participation in numerous community events in all of your schools throughout the year to foster the collaborative spirit that is so essential to academic excellence.
Help us celebrate! We can better tailor our communications with our community when we better understand what our community needs. We hope to encourage dialogue that allows us to be proactive and that enhances our collaboration. Please send us your comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view the October 2013 issue of Currently Colchester in electronic format, please click here.
Your schools and your town are working hard to engage our community. Please encourage your friends and family to subscribe to The Spotlight. When we’re all informed, we make a stronger community!