• Jefferson City School District improves school-to-home communication by implementing Peachjar to distribute school flyers directly to families digitally!

    Peachjar - JC Schools

    JC Schools are committed to educational excellence and ensuring that parents stay informed about important activities and events that enhance their child’s life. In an effort to improve parent and community engagement, JC Schools are now using Peachjar to send digital flyers directly to our families.

    Digital flyers will be sent directly to parents who see them as visually engaging images right on their smartphone or computer screen. Additionally, all flyers will be posted to each school’s website (click the Peachjar button). Parents will be able to click to register their children for youth sports, enrichment programs, and community events.

    By using this new system, JC Schools expects to eliminate the need to print roughly 1,512,000 sheets of paper per year – nearly 180 trees. Additionally, the school district no longer incurs the administrative burden and costs associated with paper flyer distribution.

    To get your flyer into the new Peachjar system, please register for a new account on www.Peachjar.com under “Program Provider” as your Account Type (if you haven't done so already). Once you are ready to post a flyer, please log into your account and click on “Send a Flyer” on the left side panel. To upload your flyer, it must be saved as a PDF and the file size must be 50MB or less. Once your flyer upload is complete and you have paid your service fee, your flyer will be routed to the school district office for approval. Once approved, it will get sent to all parent email addresses on file at the district and will also be posted on each school’s Peachjar page.

     
    If you have any additional questions, please contact the JC Schools Communications department or Peachjar directly at (858) 997-2117 ext. 3. 


    Flyer Approval Guidelines:
    All flyers to be distributed MUST...

    --Support the basic educational mission of the district, directly benefit the students, or be of intrinsic value to the students of their parents/guardians.
    --Be in PDF format and smaller than 6 MB.
    --Contain font sizes not less than size 12.
    --Peachjar will automatically add the following disclaimer for external groups:  This program is not sponsored by JC Schools. Approval to distribute flyers is a community service and does not imply endorsement.

    Flyers will NOT be approved that...
    --Are lewd, obscene, libelous or slanderous.
    --Incite students to commit unlawful acts, violate school rules, or distrupt the orderly operation of the schools. 
    --Promote any particular political interest, candidate, party or ballot measure, unless the candidates of advocates from all sides are provided the opportunity to present their views to the students during school hours or during events scheduled pursuant to the Civic Center Act.
    --Proselytize religious beliefs.
    --Position the district on any side of a controversial issue.
    --Discriminate against, attack or denigrate any group on account of gender, race, age, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability or other unlawful consideration.
    --Promote the use or sale of materials or services that are illegal or inconsistent with school objectives, including, but not limited to, materials or advertisements for tobacco, intoxicants, and movies or products suitable for children.
    --Solicit funds or services for an organization, with the exception of solicitations authorized in Board policy.  


    Peachjar for Program Providers:
    Peachjar charges a fee for this service. Paper flyers will no longer be distributed. You may register with Peachjar as a “Program Provider” and upload your flyer for distribution to your desired school(s). In your Peachjar account, you will be able to upload your flyer and add call-to-action buttons such as “Call” and “Sign Up Now” for parents to interact directly with your flyer. In your account, you will also have the ability to view flyer metrics to monitor your flyer campaigns!

    After your flyer has been submitted through Peachjar, it will be routed automatically to the Communications Department for approval, then emailed as a visually engaging, full-color image to all parents who have their email address on file at the district.

    CLICK HERE for FAQ info (and eventual assitace in uploading your digital flyer) - or watch this YouTube video for more info.

     

    We truly appreciate your continued partnership and support of JC Schools!