- Published: Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:00
- Written by ddanforth
Connect Together Social Media
Parental engagement is critical to the success of our students, so we work hard to keep parents informed of what’s happening at the Lycée Franco-Américain International School. Our website is a tremendous resource, and we also have our own Facebook page, but there are more ways for parents to stay up-to-date on activities and events. For the 2014-2015 school year, we are excited to announce our partnership with Connect Together. We are the first school to have this privilege and within months we will be paired with not-for-profit companies, who will help bring awareness of our unique international programs to the world.
Joining Connect Together is a free and easy process. Signing up takes less than two minutes to complete and will allow you to keep the school’s communication at your fingertips. Simply log onto:
Stay Connected with Us!
and click on “sign up” on the upper right side of the page. This is a three step process and you will receive a confirmation e-mail in moments.
How does Connect Together differ from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media?
Well, the answer is quite simple. It’s a program that is a direct link between parents, teachers, and the school in a safe online environment.
How do you guarantee safety?
Our network is only open to LFA family members and staff. We verify each and every registration that comes in and we allow access only to those who are affiliated with those who are registered. Your account information is confidential and will not be sold or exchanged to any other companies. In addition, other parents will not be able to reach out to you directly or see what you have on your personal social media pages.
How does this differ from other forms of social media, besides being safe?
While we can list information and events on Facebook, anyone can essentially read the page and comment. This type of social media is not able to be controlled and anyone around the world can see what is being written. In addition, it is time sensitive, so if you are not logged on when the posts are being made, chances are the school’s posts will never be seen unless you specifically search for them. With Connect Together, posts are permanent and only registered members have access to the information. In addition, with this neat tool, students will be able to purchase tickets to events and print their own entrance passes, you will be able to answer surveys about topics of interest to the school or a child’s class, you will be able to vote for field trips or activities, check calendars for sporting events, donate money to a specific club or sport, or reserve your spot for a volunteer opportunity! There is no other social media tool that is as diverse.
All parents who register this month will be able to stay connected to LFA even when you’re on the go. The LFA Connect Together mobile app will keep you plugged into the latest school news and much more right from your iPad, tablet, or mobile device.
Need help signing up? Make an appointment with the front office and we will walk you through the process step by step.
Let’s stay together – with Connect Together!