Here at Rally, it's our mission to make school district websites the best they can be. With the Rally Round Up, we're sharing our tips & tricks for how to get the most out of your school district's websites. Image Link Website Habits for the New Year Happy New Year! Get started with some good website habits for 2024 (and beyond!) to keep your school/district website looking fresh all year long. Use the ideas here to quickly tidy your website on a regular basis. Image Link How Accessibility Overlays Create More Issues than they Solve Website accessibility is tremendously complex, yet there are many third-party overlay solutions that claim they can make your websites completely accessible with as little as one line of code. Here’s why these overlays are too good to be true. Image Link Navigating Your Way to Success Parents and students rely on your school district websites for information, but how you present your content has a huge impact on how much these users will trust your website. Your school website should make it easy for users to find the information they need - and we’re here to show you how! Image Link How to Build an Image Bank for your School or District An image bank is a great way to showcase your school or district! An image bank is a centralized library of photos that can be used for a variety of different purposes: on your websites, on your social media, in a newsletter, and more! Image Link How EIPS Empowers Schools to Take Ownership of their School Websites At Rally, we recently had the opportunity to sit down with Karen Baranec, Communications Networking Specialist at Elk Island Public Schools, to learn more about her #WebsiteWednesday initiative. Learn how your district could implement something similar this school year. Image Link Is your school website ready for back to school? It's almost that time of year already! School websites are a central hub for back to school information for families. Help get your school websites ready with Rally's Back to School Checklist! Image Link Why File Management Systems Aren’t Effective for Internal School District Communications And What Is! Image Link Get Your School Website Ready for Summer! It's almost the end of the school year. As parents, students, and staff prepare for the summer break, your school website needs to support the seasonal transition and provide guidance for the fall. Use our checklist to ensure your school website is ready for this busy season! Image Link 6 Ways to Make Your School Website More Accessible Your school building is probably accessible. You probably have a ramp for people who can’t use the stairs so that they can still come inside. This same principle applies to your school website. People who can’t see or use a mouse will still need access to your school’s website. So you should ensure that your website – and its content – is accessible to them. Image Link Image Best Practices for School Websites Using images effectively on your school website is a great way to engage visitors! From your banner images on your home page to staff portraits, images bring your school website to life. Where you place an image and what kind of image you use can take your school website to the next level. Image Link How to Get Parents to Use Your School Website Do you struggle with getting parents to use your school’s website? Rally websites get thousands of visitors every day. People expect your school to have an online presence, but how do you show parents that your school website is an accurate, trustworthy source of information? Image Link Anatomy of a School Website Your school website is so important communicating information to parents, students, and staff. If you know what those pieces are - and how to use them - you can turn your website into a power house. Image Link Strategies for Managing Your School Website Content Your school website may have a lot of content on it, but is that content doing the work you want it to do? Image Link Use Your School Website to Increase Kindergarten Enrollment Strong kindergarten enrollment means more student funding and a healthier, more vibrant school district. As parents increasingly base school choice on information they gather online, your school district needs a smart digital strategy for improving kindergarten enrollment! Image Link What are parents searching for on school websites? Parents make up a large portion of the visitors to your school website. But what are they looking for? And how can you ensure they find it easily? We’ve got some common parent searches and some insight into how you can build this content into your website. Image Link Three Ways to Improve Your School Website We've put together a quick list of three ways to improve your school websites for your community!