On Nov. 1, Riverside-Brookfield High School sent out the first of what is expected to be a monthly e-newsletter called “Hallways” as a way to provide information on what’s going on at the school not only to parents but the public at large.
District 208 Superintendent Kevin Skinkis said the e-newsletter is the latest in a series of initiatives to communicate more effectively with the public.
“Since I got here, the board of education has wanted to improve communication with the community and stakeholders,” said Skinkis. “It’s a summary of key things happening at the building and district level.”
The inaugural e-newsletter, sent out on Nov. 1, included messages from both Skinkis and Principal Pamela Bylsma, and summaries of notable events and initiatives, such as information on school testing, the Veterans Day program, and information about 2014-15 registration.
D208 hired So Write Communications, a LaGrange Park-based company, to produce the e-newsletter. According to Skinkis, the company is paid $250 per project for the newsletter and $55 per hour for smaller tasks.
So Write Communications also provides public relations services for River Forest School District 90 and several area public libraries, among other clients, according to the company’s website.
Skinkis said he is encouraging all residents of D208 to sign up for the emails. There is a link to the online registration form (all you need to do is enter an email address) on the RBHS home page at www.rbhs208.net.