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Mimi Thomas

10 Essential Tips for Building a School Website

Just like a business, schools should invest in a website to showcase events, news, images, and so much more. Furthermore, you have to make sure that you are able to consistently and easily reach parents, students, teachers, and anyone that is looking to attend your school in the future. We have put together the top 10 suggestions that you should include when creating your schools website:

  • Format

Make sure the font, color, and style is easy to read and keep it as simple as possible to navigate through the site. Use a strong website development team to help you with the look and design.

  • Homework/Assignment Portal

Make sure parents and students have access to view homework assignments and schedules through a separate portal. This will also allow students’ to view assignments and course material if there are any missed classes.

  • Online Registration

Create a third party payment platform so that parents and students can register for clubs, after school programs, and summer and sports camps.  Using a third party should allow you to add in an online payment option to make it as convenient as possible for parents to register

  • School Supplies

Have a list posted of all the school supplies that is needed for each grade, and keep posted throughout the year for updates and reference.

  • Student/parent directory and Community Info

Include parent and student resources including syllabus material, parent/student handbooks, and direct communication between faculty members and families.

  • Master Calendar

Include a calendar for families updated frequently that will include sports games, events, showcases, etc.

  • Faculty Contact information

Add a list of all administration and teacher contacts which will include email, office phone, and titles.

  • Alumni Section

Add in this section to allow communication between alumnae who graduated from your school and add in a donation button so they can continue to contribute and show their support.

  • Online Store

Add in an online store to sell school merchandise, sports team gear and accessories, and alumni gifts.

  • Pictures

Make sure to have a professional photographer handle your pictures of the campus, student life, and classrooms.

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