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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. 

For more information, please contact:

Shirley Barton
shirley.barton@wrps11.ca
Governance Manager
Phone: 780-352-4153 ext 223

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.

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.
  • Increasing, meaningful family involvement, which is a target of the Province of Alberta