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Communication

The communication division is committed to tell the story of Falls Schools using effective communication tools and practices. We want to ensure that our stakeholders are engaged and aware of the innovative and exciting ways Falls Schools prepares our students for the future.

Communication at Falls Schools

Website

Our website, fallsschools.org, serves as the information hub for the School District of Menomonee Falls. We are committed to ensuring accessibility of its websites for students, parents, and members of the community with disabilities.

Social Media

Follow the School District of Menomonee Falls on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

The School District of Menomonee Falls reserves the right to delete all comments that do not follow the SDMF social media guidelines below. We also reserve the right to ban users who violate these guidelines, including Board Policy 512 HARASSMENT OF EMPLOYEES PROHIBITED. Our intention is not to deprive any person of his or her right to freedom of expression, but to maintain a safe, harassment-free environment for our students and staff.

Postings and comments must not violate district policies or Internet safety guidelines. Nor will page administrators allow comments on page postings that:

1. Contain abusive, hateful, racial, defamatory or inappropriate language or statements.
2. Suggest or encourage illegal activity.
3. Are of commercial nature (i.e. advertisements, solicitations)
4. Violate copyright and fair use laws. Please give credit where it is due and recognize the source when publishing other's content.
5. Do not show consideration for the privacy of others, including identifying students or staff members.
6. Contain political campaign messages, including support or opposition of ballot measures or political candidates.
7. Are considered likely to offend of provoke others.
8. Are not factual. Please be accurate and verify your facts before you post.
9. Are repeatedly posted comments.

We strive to communicate about urgent issues and respond to inquiries from our community in a timely manner, but please note that our social media accounts are not monitored 24/7. If you have an emergency or are in crisis, please call 911. Please contact principals, teachers, staff members and the School Board directly as we are not equipped to forward messages to individuals through social media.

The School District of Menomonee Falls supports efforts to involve students in optional activities that have social, recreational, or educational value and may occasionally share posts promoting such activities from third parties on our social media channels. It is our policy to only share information about programs/services from non-profit organizations that pertain to children and/or education. Information shared is at the discretion of the school district. Posts shared promoting non-district sponsored activities will be indicated as such.

Newsletters

All of our schools share news, updates and information through regular electronic newsletters. The SDFM sends an eNewsletter to families twice a month. Sign up here to receive the eNewsletter.

Publications

Emergency Notfication

The School District of Menomonee Falls uses School Messenger to send automated phone calls, text messages and emails to parents and guardians about school-related safety, weather-related closings, reminders and absences.

If you are the parent or guardian of a Falls Schools student, please make sure your contact information is up to date in Skyward.

Media

Falls Schools is always looking for ways to share the great news of students and staff. We pitch news releases to media, and utilize social media, eNewsletters and more to help us spread the news.

Media requests are directed to:

Amy Swanson Kieser
Director of Communications & Community Outreach
swanamy@sdmfschools.org
262-255-8352 (O)
262-338-9160 (C)


Brand Guidelines

In 2018, Falls Schools launched a new logo and brand. We are proud of our rich Falls history, which is why the new logo features the Falls "F." It's a symbol already identifiable with the School District of Menomonee Falls and community.

Our Brand Guide contains established standards for logo use. The Brand Guide includes approved logo options for all Falls Schools and Falls Summer Academy, color palette, typography and apparel.

SDMF LOGO jpg

SDMF LOGO png

SDMF LOGO CMYK

SDMF Feathered F png

SDMF LOGO Reverse Web jpg

SDMF LOGO Reverse Web png

Online Flyers

The SDMF Flyers of Interest are sent out twice monthly to parents and staff in the district in our Falls Pride Newsletter and are always available on our website.

There are rules pertaining to what kind of content is allowed in our Flyers of Interest: You must be a non-profit organization and/or provide an enriching opportunity for children in our community.

To submit a flyer, please email swanamy@sdmfschools.org.

All submitted flyers must have the following disclaimer at the bottom:

The opinions expressed are not sponsored or endorsed by the School District of Menomonee Falls or its personnel.

School Messenger

Through School Messenger, Falls Schools sends district-wide emails to families and/or students when critical information needs to be shared. We also offer and SMS text option to receive emergency communications.

Board Docs

Board meeting agendas, minutes and video are posted and stored on BoardDocs.

Staff

Amy Swanson Kieser

Amy Swanson Kieser

Titles: Director of Communications & Community Outreach
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 262-255-8352
Shannon Carr

Shannon Carr

Titles: Administrative Assistant/Communication Specialist
Email: