Communications Toolkit

  • The Communications Toolkit is the main source for communication and document templates, ranging from newsletters to presentations. Each template is customizable to meet the unique needs of schools, programs and departments. This toolkit also includes template letters for common school situations and Blackboard Connect (Mass Notifications) guidelines.

Logo Guidelines

  • Partners of Saint Paul Public Schools can request to use the district logo on their website, in publications and for other uses. Please submit a request to use the SPPS logo and include how and where it will be used. A district representative will respond and share the logo files with you if your request is approved.

  • Proper Logo Spacing

  • Logo Color Variations

  • Incorrect Logo Usage

  • Department Logos

Branding Guidelines

  • Color Palette

  • Typography

Blackboard Connect (Mass Notifications)

  • Blackboard Connect is the district's system for communicating with families through automated phone calls, email and text messages. See below for the full SPPS Blackboard Connect Guidelines.

    For translations, please use bilingual staff at your school. (This does not apply to emergency messages in which assistance is provided by the Office of Communications.

    For immediate support sending a time-sensitive message to your families, contact:
    The Office of Communications at 651-767-8110 or

    Please designate two staff members to be your school's Blackboard Connect managers. If they are not familiar with the system, set up a training with the Office of Communications.

    In addition, you may also contact Blackboard Connect's customer service at or call Blackboard Connect's help desk at 866-360-2155.

  • Blackboard Connect Guidelines

  • Opting Users Into Blackboard


  • You must be signed in to your Google account to access the templates listed below. Once signed in, you must "Make a Copy" or "Save to Your Drive" to edit your own version.

  • Board of Education Listing for communication materials

  • Email Signatures for Office 365

  • Out of Office Messages