The school district's new website launched over the weekend. It's still a work in progress, but I think it's pretty good and a good evolution from the CapturePoint version we started with several years ago. The site was created by SchoolFusion and they have a lot of experience with school sites. There is a lot of powerful functionality available, but we're starting relatively slow.
One of the best features is the calendar -- click on View Calendar under "Upcoming Events" (on the right) and then click on "Choose Calendars to View." You will be able to select multiple calendars, for example RHS and Somerville, and then see them integrated into a single calendar. This way you see the events that apply to you across multiple schools. It's a cool feature. (Did I mention that the calendars are also able to be synced with iCal (and iCal compatible) calendars? So if you use iCal your home calendar will be updated automatically for the calendars to which you subscribe? Yikes! That's high tech!)
Other cool features include much more detailed teacher pages (to come), RSS feed, and translation into several languages such as Korean, Japanese and Spanish, which will be a help to our non-English-speaking families.
So check it out -- click here -- and please give feedback!
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