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Seven more District 196 schools launch on new website platform as part of districtwide redesign

Kicking off summer break, seven more District 196 schools are now on our new content management system, Finalsite. These schools include: Apple Valley High School; Rosemount High School; Rosemount Middle School; Scott Highlands Middle School; Diamond Path Elementary School of International Studies; East Lake Elementary, and Shannon Park Elementary. 

These new sites features media-rich, mobile-first design that is visually pleasing, practical on content and accessible to visitors with disabilities. The design provides a unified look across the district while allowing each school to maintain its unique identity with the use of colors, logo and content. 

All school websites will have front-page access to news and announcements, and a calendar of events with feeds and reminder alerts. The system offers predictive search capabilities and the ability to publish content once and share it across all sites simultaneously. When there is a change to the school schedule due to weather, for example, visitors to District196.org and all school websites that have launched on the Finalsite platform will receive an emergency pop-up notification to inform them of the schedule change.

All remaining schools will migrate to the Finalsite platform by August 2020.

Highlights of the new website

  • Front-page access to news, announcements and calendar events;
  • Predictive search capabilities;
  • Human-translated language pages and option to translate the page in over 100 languages;
  • Content that can be shared across all schools;
  • Page pop-ups in the event of emergencies or weather delays/cancellations, and
  • Responsive, mobile-friendly design.

We focused on the needs of our student, families and staff when creating our new designs. And we appreciate your patience as we make this exciting change.

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