Communication Principles of the Van Buren R-1 School District

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Our goal is to communicate early and often with all district stakeholders.
We want to make sure that you are getting the communication you want and need. Here is how we are going to communicate with you:

Website: The district website is designed to be a resource for staff, families, students, and community members. The district website is managed by the VBSDโ€™s communication committee.

Mass Notifications: The district has a mass notification system to send rapid messages (text or calls) to all district stakeholders. This messaging system shall be used at the discretion of the district or building administrators or the district's communication committee.

Remind App: The district uses the Remind app for all teachers or coaches to family notifications. New codes will be sent at the beginning of each school year or season.

Bulldog News: The district has created two platforms of weekly communication to the appropriate stakeholder groups. Families and staff will receive a weekly message called Bulldog News. This will encompass the accomplishments from the previous week, important events, and any other major news throughout the week. This platform was designed to be inclusive of all student activities, staff accomplishments/recognitions, and any major messaging that needs to be sent to the broader community

Social Media: The district has various Facebook pages. These pages will highlight student and staff accomplishments, important events, and any other major news throughout the week. The usage of these platforms is designed to be inclusive of all student activities, staff accomplishments/recognitions, and any major messaging that needs to be sent to the broader community.

Crisis Communication: The districtโ€™s number one priority is student and staff safety. There are procedures in place for when and how to communicate with the appropriate stakeholders. In any and all situations, the district will communicate with the appropriate authorities to ensure that the number one priority is met. When appropriate, the district will notify those who are directly affected by the situation and will create a generalized message for the greater community.

How to reach us: We are always happy to have a conversation with any district stakeholder. Please feel free to give us a call at 573-323-4281, submit a suggestion on the website, or email us at comments@vanburen.k12.mo.us  and we will respond as needed.

Media Inquiries: All media inquiries should be sent to the appropriate administrator.

Inclement  Weather FAQs: Remember, we will always contact you if school is not in session. If you don't hear from us, assume we will have a normal school day.