Communication Principles of Willard Public Schools
Our goal is to communicate early and often with all district stakeholders.
We want to make sure that you are getting the communication you want and need. Here is how we are going to communicate with you:
Website: The district website is designed to be a resource for staff, families, students, and community members. The district website is managed by the Willard Schools’ communication department, while each building’s website is managed by the designated building coordinator.
Mass Notifications: The district has a mass notification system to send rapid messages (phone, text, or calls) to all district stakeholders. This messaging system shall be used at the discretion of the district or building administrators or the district's communications department.
TigerNews & Staff Communicator: The district has created two platforms of weekly communication to the appropriate stakeholder groups. Families and staff will receive a weekly message called TigerNews. TigerNews will encompass the accomplishments from the previous week, important events, and any other major news throughout the week. This platform was designed to be inclusive of all student activities, staff accomplishments/recognitions, and any major messaging that needs to be sent to the broader community. Staff Communicator is designed as the primary communication tool for all staff. This weekly message will encompass all staff-specific information, deadlines, and opportunities.
Social Media: The district focuses on three social media platforms to deliver its messaging—Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. These platforms will encompass the student and staff accomplishments, important events, and any other major news throughout the week. The usage of these platforms is designed to be inclusive of all student activities, staff accomplishments/recognitions, and any major messaging that needs to be sent to the broader community.
Crisis Communication: The district’s number one priority is student and staff safety. There are procedures in place for when and how to communicate with the appropriate stakeholders. In any and all situations, the district will communicate with the appropriate authorities to ensure that the number one priority is met. When appropriate, the district will notify those who are directly affected by the situation and will create a generalized message for the greater community.
How to reach us: We are always happy to have a conversation with any district stakeholder. Please feel free to give us a call at 417-742-2584 and we will address your call as needed.
Media Inquiries: All media inquiries should be sent to the director of communication.
Winter Weather FAQs: Remember, we will always contact you if school is not in session. If you don't hear from us, assume we will have a normal school day.