Communications

 

The flow of information between the School and the Community, and the Community back to the School, is a critical component of keeping our Edna Brewer community vibrant.  There are multiple ways to reach out:

  • Schoology – The number one tool for teachers to get information out to Students, Parents and Guardians.  An account is created for you with the email address you submit at registration. Make sure you sign up for Schoology with the code your child receives from her/his Wednesday PACT teacher.  Your child will be checking her/his grades weekly on Schoology for her/his PACT class. Schoology users can send messages to groups or individuals: Teachers can send a message to all the parents of kids in their class, or to only one specific household about their child.  Parents can reach out to their child’s teachers.  The Administration can reach all households, or just one grade.  This is a powerful tool, and one that we depend upon.
  • Phone System Robo-Calls – Each year at registration, parents fill out the District’s Emergency Contact card to provide new phone numbers and contact information to the school which  Brewer staff enters into the phone system.  The phone numbers given on the emergency cards are critical, and are used when the school needs to send out information to one or all  households at Edna Brewer.  Calls can be about absences, upcoming events, incidents at school, or general announcements.  Make sure you provide a correct and legible phone number on your emergency cards.
  • School Websitewww.ednabrewer.net  is a great resource for everyone in the Brewer Community.  Check out the upcoming events section, look for policies and the student handbook, find instructions on how to access Schoology, and get information about how to contact the school or your child’s teacher.    To get an item posted on the website, send an email to news@ednabrewer.net and add “for the website” in the subject line.
  • Brewer Blast Newsletter – The weekly email newsletter from the PTSA.  We gather School and PTSA news, list upcoming events and volunteer opportunities and include pertinent information from the district and larger Oakland community.  Sign up for the Weekly Brewer Blast and keep up to date with everything that is happening.  To get an item posted in the weekly Brewer Blast, send an email to news@ednabrewer.net and add “for the Blast” in the subject line.
  • Calendar – the PTSA Calendar lists all of the upcoming school events.   Check back often as events change or new events can be added.  To list an item in the calendar email news@ednabrewer.net with “for the Calendar” in the subject line.
  • Facebook: Visit our “Edna Brewer” and “Edna Brewer Music Program” Facebook pages for photos, videos, and school news. Select “Following” on the Like Button menu to see posts in your Newsfeed or select “Get Notifications” on the Like Button menu to receive notifications of new posts.
  • Edna Brewer Yahoo Group – this Yahoo email distribution list is a forum for questions and answers by the entire Edna Brewer Community.  Sign up for the Yahoo group here.
  • PACT/Advisory Class Teacher Hand-outs:  The PACT Class is held once a week on Wednesdays, and its focus is all about helping our students learn to set and reflect on goals, as well as teaching common themes to all the kids about Healthy Living, Healthy Relationships, Identity and Conflict Resolution.  This class is also the best place for the teachers to communicate issues to all the students at once (Wednesday mornings at 8:25 for 60 minutes).
  • Electronic Sign – Brewer has an electronic sign at the main entrance with short announcements and important dates.
  • Daily Announcements: Students hear daily news and reminders (sports, student council, etc.) over the school intercom system each morning.