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Communications

Introduction

Parent/guardian engagement with their children’s education is strongly correlated with student success, including higher achievement, better social skills, and a greater likelihood of graduating from high school. It’s also a great way to better understand your child’s daily experience, meet other parents, support other children and families in your community, and have fun! Because of that, AUSD is committed to providing accurate, timely, and transparent communications via a variety of platforms for the community. 

 

E-newsletter

AUSD sends a newsletter to our employees, families, and media partners several times a month. Newsletters generally include press releases on district news, articles about AUSD people and programs, reminders about deadlines, a listing of events, and links to articles in local media outlets. If you don't already it, you can subscribe to our newsletter.  Links to our newsletters and press releases are available on our press materials page.


Social media

AUSD is on both Facebook and Twitter! Please follow us to get updates on AUSD news, snapshots of daily teaching and learning activities at our school sites, and links to education-oriented articles!

 

"Notes from AUSD"

We publish a bi-weekly column in the Alameda Journal that provides background information on current issues, news about upcoming events, and updates on long-term projects. 

 

Board of Education Meetings

AUSD's Board of Education meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 6:30pm at City Hall (2263 Santa Clara Avenue). Please check the Board of Education page of the AUSD website for meeting information and agendas.

 

You also can watch the meetings live on Comcast Channel 15, AT&T Channel  99, & the City's website.  Or follow our live tweets of the meetings @AUSDNews!

Urgent and Crisis Communications
  • Familiessocial media
    • Email
    • Robocalls
    • Handouts (elementary)
    • AUSD social media platforms

 

  • Community Members
    • Website
    • Social Media 
    • Mainstream Media

 

  • City of Alameda
    • Coordinate crisis communications plan under development

contacts

Susan Davis, APR

Senior Manager, Community Affairs

510-337-7000 x77175

sdavis@alamedaunified.org

2019 communications survey

In March 2019, AUSD opened a survey about school and district communications. The goal was to collect data on which communications tools families, employees, and community members find useful - and which they'd like to see AUSD add.

 

The Communication Survey is available here.

flyer policy

AUSD accepts and distributes flyers from Alameda-based organizations offering childcare, sports opportunities, and other family-oriented services and events. Because AUSD is a "green" district, we generally send flyers to the school sites to be distributed via their electronic newsletters. With prior permission, however, community members can leave 5 posters or 20 flyers at each site.

 

Please contact Susan Davis to get your flyers approved and sent to our local schools.

background information

This short booklet provides easy-to-read information on AUSD's demographics, budget, educational initiatives, awards, community engagement, and much more.