2016 Back to School Communications Toolkit

The back-to-school season is extremely busy for all in the education community. We at the Learning First Alliance hope to support you during this time in one critical area: communications.

At a recent gathering that included school board members, parents, teachers, school counselors, principals, superintendents and others, these practitioners told us that all in the education community should:

  • Speak collectively about key issues such as college and career readiness
  • Discuss publicly the great things happening in their classrooms and schools
  • Emphasize the important role that each member of the education community plays

To assist the community in this endeavor, we created Working Together for Student Success: A Back-to-School Communications Toolkit. We hope that you find the resources it contains to be useful. Please tailor them to fit your context, or use them as inspiration while you consider the messages you want to send this back-to-school season.

The toolkit includes:

  • Welcome letter from LFA Executive Director Richard Long introducing the resource
          - Video discussing the toolkit’s goals and content
          - About the Learning First Alliance
  • Talking points to help all members of the education community speak with one voice

Resources based on these talking points:

- FAQs on back-to-school letters for families
- Tips on using social media

We grant permission to all educators to use and reproduce the materials provided and to tailor them to fit individual needs.

Questions? Contact info@learningfirst.org.