End-of-Year Newsletter Deadlines and Publication Schedules
Communications will temporarily suspend its regular publication schedule for Principal Weekly, Teacher Weekly and Team DPS Weekly during summer, and send newsletter communications to those audiences on an as-needed basis. We will continue to send Manager Monthly during summer.
Please review the following deadlines so you can plan your communications accordingly. Dates are subject to change, so please check back for revisions.
Team DPS Weekly
Communications publishes four newsletters to share messages with teachers, principals, instructional superintendents (ISs) and executive directors (EDs), managers (centrally located), and all members of Team DPS.
Each newsletter is tailored to its respective audience, and the timing for distribution will help ensure that all audiences are receiving the information they need, when they need it. If you would like to submit information to be considered for inclusion in one of the newsletters, please complete the appropriate submission form accessible below.
You can fill out the Share Your Good News form to submit announcements and celebrations to be featured on our external homepage and social media channels.
Surveys: Because of concerns about multiple survey requests of our school leaders and teachers, all survey requests must be approved by Chief Communications Officer Nancy Mitchell prior to publication in the newsletter cascade. Email her directly at email@example.com at least one week in advance of your survey request.
Please note: Changes to the newsletter cascade (effective Sept. 12, 2016)
We want to let you know about a change in our newsletter cascade involving the IS/ED Weekly. Your message will still be seen by our Instructional Superintendents and Executive Directors but in a slightly different way.
Based on feedback we have received, we will be sending our Principal Weekly newsletter to IS/EDs in place of the IS/ED Weekly at 6 a.m. Mondays. This will allow time for our IS/EDs to review the content and see exactly what their school leaders will be seeing, and to request changes if necessary. Principal Weekly will still be sent to school leaders at 6 a.m. Tuesdays.
We have found that virtually all content submitted to IS/ED Weekly is also submitted to Principal Weekly. At the same time, we have had requests from IS/EDs to see exactly what their school leaders will be seeing. We hope this new process will allow us to reduce the workload of producing a separate newsletter, and cut down the number of submissions you have to make, while still meeting the needs of our IS/EDs.
Have a message that needs to go to IS/EDs only and is not intended for school leaders? Please email Chief Communications Officer Nancy Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll make sure it gets to the right place!
Click on the images below to submit to an individual newsletter:
Guidelines for newsletter content
Your submission must be received by the above deadlines in order to be included in the following week's newsletters.
We post all newsletter submissions to The Commons but we are selective about what is included in the weekly newsletters. We strive to include actionable information that is timely, pertinent and tailored to our newsletter audiences. Please remember that if your submission does not appear in a newsletter, it will appear online on The Commons.