MEXICO – The Mexico Academy and Central School District has launched a new responsive website that will improve the ease of navigation and help create stronger communication between parents, teachers, students and community members.
Aesthetically, the new website bridges the gap between modernized designs and traditional schemes, creating a transitional style specific to the district.
The design of the website corresponded with the development of an updated district logo, which features the landmark cupola atop Mexico High School surrounded with a contemporary touch.
Following months of planning and development, the website is divided into five sections: About Us, District, Schools, Departments and Calendars.
The sections were strategically selected to help improve the site’s navigation and ease of use.
The homepage features several rotating photo galleries, a new district-wide Twitter account, a news section, links specific to students, parents and community members, an upcoming events section and a resources section that will feature links to important sections of the site, such as Code of Conduct.
The homepage also features icons at the top of the page that will provide access to areas such as grades, lunch menus and the staff directory.
The website comes complete with several new or updated features designed to help strengthen communications and increase engagement between stakeholders.
Among these features is Let’s Talk, a communication software that allows visitors of the website to submit questions, comments, suggestions, concerns or compliments to a selected interest area.
Each interest area is managed by a member of the district staff, who will provide an answer within an allotted timeframe.
Some of the site’s additional features include a new athletic calendaring system called rSchoolToday, an easy-to-use online registration platform called FamilyID, a new notification and messaging system called Mass Notification and a paperless board of education management software called BoardDocs.
A new Mexico Academy and Central School District mobile app can also be downloaded for access to school news, calendars, push notifications and more.
The app, which is separate from the website, is available on the App Store and Google Play.