Connecting with you...
Posted on 09/25/2019
Connecting with YouThe Seaman School District is committed to delivering relevant, timely, accurate, and consistent communication with all stakeholders. The USD 345 Communication Department regularly produces a variety of publications, designed to inform and guide, based on community needs and feedback. District social media is used throughout the district to supplement its main communication channels while actively engaging with the public.

“Our public has access to more information than ever before,” said Candace LeDuc, Director of Communications. “With so many places to go for information, the challenge is creating a well-organized format so our community can find timely, relevant, and accurate content without having to dig for it. We’ve made several changes and enhancements over the past few years and we’re always evaluating and looking for new ways to connect with our community. Some of our newest additions just launched this year, including a new monthly e-newsletter and redesigned websites.”

New e-Newsletter created after Parent Feedback
Parent and community involvement is an important aspect of Seaman School District. Students, staff, parents, and community members continually work together to ensure the success of all students. At the end of last school year, the district’s technology committee asked for input on parent communication. The results showed SchoolMessenger as the top source for parent information with 72% accessing online content through their mobile devices. Parents also wanted more info on calendar items. After reviewing survey results, the communication department created the new e-Communicator. This new publication will be the official e-newsletter for the district in a mobile-friendly design, and emailed through SchoolMessenger. The e-Communicator will be emailed at the beginning of each month and will include more calendar events and important district info. The public can always view current and past e-Communicators by visiting The printed Communicator will continue to be printed and mailed to Seaman addresses on a quarterly basis.

New Website Launched
After more than a year of planning, designing, and migrating previous content, the District launched redesigned websites for all schools. The new websites all follow a similar navigation so content search is consistent when families move from school website to school website. Each site holds a main menu item called “Resource Center” for important and frequently searched material. The main menu follows users throughout their navigation to help gain quick access to the information they’re seeking, from any page.

The new design incorporates a “responsive” layout that adapts to different mobile devices. The site was also designed to fulfill web accessibility requirements under the American Disabilities Act, making it accessible to individuals who have vision, hearing, and physical disabilities.

“We'll continue to update and improve user experience,” said LeDuc, “so please, jump online and visit us often. “Users can also email me with suggestions. I’m always excited to hear how we can improve. I hope our families enjoy the new website and find it inviting, engaging, and easy to navigate.”

Communication Guide
Parents and other community members frequently request help in knowing the best way to communicate with the school. The communication guideline chart below will serve as a helpful resource. By contacting the following people in the prescribed order, questions will be answered more efficiently and effectively.
Chain of Command