The Granville Exempted Village School District Communications Plan promotes an open flow of information, and supports two-way, mutually beneficial connections between the school district and the community for the purpose of building and maintaining support for the district.
Communication objectives include (method for measuring each inside parentheses):
- Focus communication resources to support the district’s mission, vision and values, and strategic priorities (rebrand around the Project Based Learning concept).
- Instill confidence in the Granville Schools, including its staff, programs and services (biennial community survey)
- Assist the Granville Board of Education, staff and schools in promoting Granville Schools’ programs, services and initiatives (increase in attendance, use of website and newsletters)
- Establish direct support to schools by providing comprehensive communication services (annual staff survey)
Granville Schools provides a variety of communication tools for students, staff, parents, residents and the media to be informed and in touch with the district.
The Granville Schools website provides in-depth information about all aspects of the school district. Each Granville school has its own page within the district site. The website offers current news and information from throughout the district. District, individual schools and athletic calendars offer a comprehensive listing of events. The site provides board policies, district & school forms, including those necessary for registering students, and a variety of education-related links. Partnerships with supporting organizations and the greater Granville community are also highlighted on the site.
Granville Schools uses Facebook to connect with families and the community to share information, including breaking news and recognition.
Granville Schools uses Twitter to promote various activities, monitor feedback and/or start a conversation. The district Twitter feed also recognizes students, staff and school-related groups. Some of our schools, principals and athletics have their own Twitter accounts as well.
Granville Schools uses this social media format to visually share the story of what’s happening in the district through photographs.
Momentum Staff Newsletter
Staff members receive the newsletter Momentum, in addition to email communications from their building principal and the District Office.
Blue Ace News
The Blue Ace News is an electronic newsletter available during the school year (August-May). Anyone may subscribe to this newsletter through the district website. The Blue Ace News shares the positive stories of Granville Schools, including events, news, photographs, announcements, student & staff achievements and honors. Subscribe here.
GHS & GMS Daily Announcements
Building announcements are emailed to subscribers, including events, deadlines, athletics and club activities. Subscribe here.
GHS Weekly Newsletter
A weekly email distributed to subscribers (same recipients as GHS Announcements) from the principal. Features news and information regarding Granville High School, including sections for guidance counselors and athletics. Subscribe here.
GMS, GIS & GES Weekly Newsletters
School principals mail a weekly newsletter to subscribing parents. The newsletters highlight school events and activities, instruction and upcoming deadlines. Subscribe here.
School Messenger is the district’s family phone call notification system used primarily for emergencies, delays and school closings.
News Releases & Media Advisories
Communication Services works with local media to provide regular information regarding story ideas and features, honors and achievements and other communication.
The Granville School District maintains a comprehensive Crisis Communication Plan and has an expert in crisis communication on retainer to provide support. The plan is updated regularly to reflect changes to technology, homeland security and local safety services policies and procedures.