Digital Media Toolkit

  • School Websites

    School Websites

    Every Saint Paul Public School has its own website with multiple tools to communicate with students and families.

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  • MySPPS App

    MySPPS App

    With more than 5,000 parents now subscribed — and plans to install the app onto all SPPS iPads — the MySPPS App is a powerful communications tool for mobile devices and iPads.

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  • The Bridge: Staff Intranet and Newsletter

    The Bridge: Staff Intranet and Newsletter

    This is a weekly online newsletter that is emailed to staff on Sunday evenings and lives as an Intranet homepage the rest of the week.

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  • Schoology


    Schoology is the Learning Management System utilized by the School District for teachers and schools to communicate student progress in classrooms.

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  • Social Media

    Social Media

    If your school has a Facebook or Twitter account, or if you're thinking about starting one, use these documents as guidelines for interacting with the public through social media.

    In 2016, SPPS also passed a Social Media policy for all employees and provides guidelines for its usage through that as well.

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  • Constant Contact

    Constant Contact

    This is a mass email product that the Communications Department sends notifications to families, parents and staff.

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  • SPPS Apps for Education (GOOGLE)

    SPPS Apps for Education (GOOGLE)

    This is GMail and GoogleDocs — all students have gmail accounts.

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  • Direct email to staff

    Direct email to staff

    SPPS can directly email all-staff through Lotus Notes. However, this is not recommended as a primary communications tool.

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  • Blackboard Connect

    Blackboard Connect

    Blackboard Connect is the primary tool to connect with families and schools by both schools and the district. This tool includes voice robocalls, text messages, and direct emails.

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  • Surveys


    The district has multiple survey tools, including Survey Monkey, Google Forms, website forms, and Qualtrics — a new digital survey tool.

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    Troy Melhus
    Digital Media Manager
    Office of Communications, Marketing & Development
    O: 651-744-5670
    C: 651-592-5536