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School district launches new website, social media tools

The Snoqualmie Valley School District expanded its electronic communications last week with the launch of new district and school websites. The district also added a Facebook page and Twitter feed to expand its reach through social media.

The aim of the new website, hosted by Schoolwires, is to provide a seamless online experience for all stakeholders, with ease of access to information, timely communication, better collaboration, and online tools to support the mission of the district. In addition to the new look, the changes will establish more consistency across all school websites, making them easier to navigate for families, and bring new features for mobile device accessibility.

The SVSD website was last updated seven years ago. That site, according to Director of Instructional Technology Jeff Hogan, lacked many features now commonly found in content management systems, like support for multimedia and a translation tool.

“The new, more integrated websites will continue to be an important and timely communication tool for our school community. New features should make the sites more easy to access for families and more functional to use for school staff,” said Carolyn Malcolm, the district’s public information coordinator. “By adding a Facebook page and Twitter presence, we look forward to increasing the ways in which we can share the many great things that are happening in our schools.”

The Web address will stay the same, www.svsd410.org. Visitors can quickly find the individual school websites with the "Select a School" option at the top of the home page. Non-native English speakers can use the translate option at the top of the page to view the site in other languages, too.

Some pages may be "under construction" in the next few weeks. You can also follow the district on Facebook at www.facebook.com/svsd410. Starting this week, the district will begin a Twitter feed, @SnoqValleySD.

 

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