The Office of Communication aims to keep the community informed and engaged while promoting the mission, achievements, and challenges of Batavia Public School District 101.

The Office of Communication is responsible for crafting and disseminating all District-level communications, including:

  • District programs and initiatives
  • Crisis/emergency/incident response
  • School and/or student group events and activities
  • Board meetings and activities

The Office of Communication shares information through several channels, including:

Channel Type of Information Location
Emergencies & General Info Email (Parents and Guardians) The District sends direct emails regarding emergencies, transportation delays, updates, e-newsletters, and general information to parents/guardians. Building-level communication may also be issued via email. Parents/Guardians are automatically subscribed based on info in PowerSchool.
Phone (Parents and Guardians) Calls during the school day or early morning are for emergencies or important information, such as school closings/delays or absence notices. BPS101 recognizes that calls for general info are often inconvenient, so this
info is typically communicated through email or social media.
Parents/Guardians are automatically subscribed based on info in PowerSchool.
Text Messages (Parents and Guardians) In emergencies, transportation delays, and other important/urgent information, the district sends text messages to parents/guardians who have opted into this service. Because we are limited in characters, texts often refer
the recipient to email and/or website for additional info.
Parents/Guardians are automatically subscribed based on info in PowerSchool.
Web Alerts and General Web Pages The District may activate the web alert system during an emergency, weather event, or the need to share important information. In addition, the website houses general information that members of the school community and/or anyone with an interest in BPS101 may find beneficial.

Story Submission

If you have a school-specific or district-wide celebration you would like to submit, please complete this form. It will be delivered to the Office of Communication for consideration.

Community Relations

The Office of Communications also coordinates the District’s Community Relations by assisting with District-wide and school-specific communication to parents, responding directly to inquiries from parents and other community members, and planning and coordinating meetings and other forums to maintain a continuous dialog between the community and the District.

View District Level Communication Guidelines

Communication Services for Schools

Individual schools also receive services from the Office of Communications. These services include communications planning and coaching, crisis communications support, media liaison services, assistance with parent notification system messages, consultation services for school websites, newsletters, social media, and other communications vehicles.

View School Level Communication Guidelines



If you have questions, comments, or concerns about any of the District’s communication programs or tools, please contact:

Holly Deitchman
Communications Manager