In the past, our schools sent home paper flyers in student folders and backpacks, knowing that some would never arrive in a parent's hands.
This year, in an effort to make sure information reaches more families and to be more environmentally friendly, we are experimenting with digital flyers--called eflyers--through a company called Peachjar, Inc. This green initiative will save tons of paper and reduce significant dollars in copy costs.
- Informational flyers, school newsletters, and calendars may now be sent electronically to an email inbox.
- The eflyers can also be viewed by clicking on the Peachjar logo that has been placed on each school's website homepage. No login is necessary.
Parents/guardians are invited to register on the Peachjar website (https://www.peachjar.com). Families who register can select the schools from which they want to receive flyers and how often they want to receive them. Email addresses will not be shared or used for any other purpose. However, if a family chooses not to register, clicking the Peachjar icon on a school website will provide access to all current flyers.
School eflyers and school-approved eflyers from community organizations will keep parents/guardians informed about upcoming school activities, programs, and events. Peachjar is available for use by all district schools, but it is not required. The district is encouraging schools to use Peachjar because it saves time for school staff, it send fliers directly to parents rather than using students as the distribution channel, and it saves paper.
And perhaps our children's backpacks will be a little bit lighter!