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Gratitude for Returning School Districts

CMS4Schools is gratified to have school districts returning to us after trying another vendor and then choosing to come back to CMS4Schools. Thank you to the School District of Greenfield, home of the Hawks, for being the latest to return to the #4SchoolsFamily! Thanks, as well, to the Whitnall School District and Adams-Friendship Area School District, which is

Marketing Your Summer School Program

We survived record-setting Polar Vortex wind chills and now Summer School registration is around the corner! Do you have a great summer school program? Don’t forget to promote your Summer School classes and registration on your website! Desirable summer school options are another tool to attract new families – and new staff who want to make extra

Meet Your Families Where They Are – on Mobile

Did you attend our mobile apps webinar last week? We gave an overview of how CMS4Schools Touch and Touch+ mobile apps help busy parents access key info, from alerts and activity changes to lunch menus, field trip forms, grades, homework and more. Parents have one-click access to teachers and school offices. Research shows that busy parents need

Make the Case for Open Enrollment

The open enrollment window is just around the corner in Wisconsin, and families thinking about enrolling in another district may browse websites over the holidays for information. What will they find on your district website? Whether you are looking to stem your open enrollment-out figures or increase your open enrollment-in, it’s important to make it

Top 10 Summer Web Content Ideas

As the school year winds down, what will you post on your district / school Home page during summer? What if the person who normally posts your web content has summers off? Even for districts with year-round web masters, summer can be a challenge to find content after students and teachers are gone. But summer is a time when

Top 10 Website Accessibility Tips for Entering Content

You hear the buzz everywhere about website accessibility and taking steps to avoid an OCR complaint. But you’re not a developer, coder or web vendor. So what can YOU do? Actually, a lot. Whether you enter content every day or once in a blue moon, here are things you need to do to make sure

Six tips for social media posts during June, July & August!

Ah, summertime. Sunshine, outdoors, no school. Wait. No school? We all know that’s not the case! Your schools are humming during the summer. That’s good news for your social media presence. An active social media channel keeps the Facebook algorithms working in your favor. Need some ideas about what to post when the kids are

Social Media as part of a Referendum Communication Plan

Wisconsin school district referenda fared well in April, with voters approving 55 of 71 ballot questions. Will school districts find the same voter success in November, with historically heavy Presidential election turnout? Recently, I read an article that highlighted the importance of social media for communication during a referendum campaign. I couldn’t agree more! However, to effectively