Districts have always been tasked with building community and ensuring student safety while in the classroom. Now, the stakes are even higher as districts continue to recover from the disruption of the pandemic. Effective communication with families and students is critical to helping districts move forward.
Learning from the Moment
We studied the communications strategies of four school districts during the 2020-2021 school year to understand best practices and innovative strategies. The report includes sample materials that these Mississippi school districts used as well as resources for all districts to use no matter what challenges they may face going forward. These resources include templates for school district communications professionals.
Inside Learning from the Moment
As districts look toward the future, they are continuing to develop strategies to reopen schools safely for students. To successfully transition to a new year, schools must have a strong communications plan.
- Introduction, Research & Sample, School Districts
- Case Studies
- Samples from Mississippi School DIstricts
About the Authors
Aerial AdamsPolicy and Communications Fellow
Aerial is responsible for assisting in policy and communications activities. Learning from the Moment is her first major publication with Mississippi First. She served as Mississippi First’s Communication and Policy Fellow from 2020-2021.
MacKenzie HinesChief of Staff
MacKenzie leads communications and operations work at Mississippi First. Learning from the Moment is the first major publication she has authored with Mississippi First. She has been the lead designer for all Mississippi First publications since 2013.