Communications

Purpose
The purpose of Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools Communication department is to present a clear and concise framework for communicating with our school communities, vested individuals, and organizations. 

Communication practices in the division encompass and support open and transparent two-way communication through various platforms such as face-to-face, written, digital media and online. This has bridged gaps in the area of communication and has provided open channels of communication within our school communities. 

Technology Evolution
Communication practices and procedures in the division continue to evolve in the area of technology. This evolution has occurred due to the division’s desire to embrace technology and engage its stakeholders through various platforms. The use of technology, social media, and website utilization to communicate has proved to significantly increase and be relied upon as an effective tool in school and divisional based communication. 

Contact:

Sherry Knull
Communications Coordinator 
Phone: 780-352-4153 ext. 225

Email: sherry.knull@wrps11.ca

Relevant Communication Administrative Procedures & Forms


140 Technology Acceptable Use  (Includes Social Media Guidlines)

150 Media Relations

160 Event Protocol

162 Flags

180 Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy FOIPP

180-2 Photograph Consent Form

180-3 Canada's Anti Spam Law (CASL)

190 Copyright

357 Surveillance Technology

Communications Plan

Wetaskiwin Regional Public School’s boundary area is coterminous with that of the County of Wetaskiwin, the City of Wetaskiwin and the Town of Millet. The division has a student population of 3,939 full-time equivalent students, with approximately 242 full-time equivalent teaching staff and approximately 245 full-time equivalent support staff. We have 15 School sites, 2 colony schools, 3 outreach schools, an Early Education Family Wellness Center and 1 Home Education School Program. The purpose of the Wetaskiwin Regional Public School's Annual Communications Plan is to present a clear and concise framework for communicating with our school communities which is critical due to the division’s cultural and geographic diversity.

All communications strategies are directed at two types of school division audiences: internal stakeholders including students, teachers, staff, administration and Alberta Education; and external – parents, community members, elected officials, civic groups, media, businesses and other members of the WRPS community. Strengthening internal communications is a key objective of all divisional communication strategies. In partnership with stronger internal communications, WRPS staff’s support for, and involvement in, the development and implementation of the division’s Communications Plan is vital to its overall success. The Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools communications strategies also target our external stakeholders as a means to communicate the goals and objectives of our school division to maximize student achievement and success through public support of our schools.

Two such methods include:

  • Parental involvement in education: WRPS believes that engaged parents will provide increased survey results which will help improve school functionality and the division as a whole. As well as increasing, meaningful family involvement which is a target of the Province of Alberta

The Board of Trustees approves the Annual Communication plan each school year.