About the Department
Lakeville Area Public Schools communicates with a variety of stakeholders who make up the District including students, families, staff, businesses, and residents. The department works to ensure information is efficiently and effectively shared with all of the Lakeville Area community members. Responsibilities include:
- Media relations
- Public relations
- Newsletters and publications
- Notifications and Alerts
- Internal communications
- Development and Community Engagement Initiatives
- District video channel
- District-wide website
- District-wide social media
- Style guide and brand identity standards (including requests for use of district logos)
Information & Forms
Business Card Order Form: Please complete the form below to order Lakeville Area Public Schools business cards. All fields with red asterisks are required. Please allow 2-3 weeks for your order to arrive.
Graphic Design Request Form: Please complete the form below to request Lakeville Area Public Schools branded graphic design materials. All fields with red asterisks are required. Please allow 10 business days for completion.
Website Change Request Form: Please complete the form below to request website changes to ISD194.org. All fields with red asterisks are required. Please allow 7 business days for completion.
Good News Submission Form: Please share good news from your program, activities and building. This does not have to be strictly student/program related; we would love to hear about what great accomplishments our staff has been doing as well. The district will utilize this information for several different purposes: good news for board of education meetings, communication pieces and other awareness.
Lakeville Area Public Schools Communications Systems
Lakeville Area Public Schools utilizes a variety of technology systems to communicate to our stakeholders.
Website: The purpose of the district and school websites is to inform current and prospective families of what we do and what we offer. The Communications Department has responsibility for the district, department and school websites. The primary goal is to provide an up-to-date, well-designed online presence (including websites, e-newsletters, social media, etc.) for the district and schools to use as a source of information and as powerful marketing tools. To achieve this, we have developed a support system for schools, departments and a consistent web-editing model at each school. For questions about the website, contact the Communications Department at ISD194@ISD194.org.
Staff Intranet: The Staff Intranet is hosted on the District website and is a private network accessible to staff only through Google sign-on. The staff intranet site is for internal communication and provides a single location to access internal and external resources and documents. The staff intranet is secure and staff should log-in with their Google credentials to obtain access. The intranet is maintained by the Communications Department in partnership with department webmasters. For questions about the intranet, contact the Communications Department at ISD194@ISD194.org.
Blackboard Connect: Blackboard Connect is the mass notification system used throughout Lakeville Area Public Schools that allows staff members to send messages and notifications quickly and efficiently. Those messages include emergency notifications, school event information, principal/school newsletters, community flyers and information on other school/district/student topics. The program allows the district to communicate with families via email, text or phone call. For questions about Blackboard Connect, contact the Communications Department at ISD194@ISD194.org.
- Adding a New User into Blackboard Connect
- Customizing your Attendance Message
- Sending Messages
- Blackboard Connect Online
Schoology: Schoology is a learning management system (LMS) for K-12 schools that allows users to create, manage, and share content and resources. Visually familiar to users of Facebook and other popular social networking websites, the service includes tests and quizzes, and homework dropboxes. The social media interface facilitates collaboration among a class, a group, and/or a school. For questions about Schoology or to get set-up, contact Bruce Maeda at Bruce.Maeda@isd194.org.
Social Media: Stay connected to district and school news! Our district and many of our schools now have a social media pages. Click on the icons on each school’s homepage to access their applicable Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites.
- Director of Communications, Amy Olson – 952-232-2004 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- District Office – 8670 210th Street West, Lakeville, MN 55044