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Communications

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Rockford Public Schools ​Communications Department is responsible for writing news releases, facilitating media requests, and managing the district's social media accounts and website. We offer marketing support along with assistance at special events such as graduations and Academic All-Stars. The department also manages Let​’s Talk!​, a two-way communication platform for questions, comments, suggestions, concerns or compliments.  ​

RPS 205 showcases its students, staff, programs and alumni​ through photos and videos produced by Communications. Videos are available on YouTube and Comcast Channel 20. Roc​kford Scho​ol Board and Committee meetings are broadcast live on Channel 20. Community members who aren't Comcast subscribers can watch Channel 20 via the live stre​am.​

Communicating a school closing
If necessary, a school closing announcement will be made via automated call to parents/guardians, social media, rps205.com, email and phone call to staff, and an email blast to local media. Read more about ​school closings

Brand standards and logo
As a District of many unique and individual schools, using the recommended logos and typeface is important in presenting a consistent image to our community. Please review our brand standards.

Flyer Distribution
Rockford Public Schools uses a digital flyer management system called Peachjar. Families ​receive flyers via email or on their school website. Learn about our flyer approval process.​​​​

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Share your good news!​
Please complete the Request for Publicity form for the Communications Department to consider your RPS 205 related story idea/event for an upcoming email blast.

Contact Communications using the information below or via Let's Talk!​​​

  
  
  
  
Earl Dotson Jr.Chief of Communications815-489-7346earl.dotson@rps205.com
Angela LundinExecutive Assistant815-489-7346lundina@rps205.com
Cathy BayerCommunications Coordinator815-489-7211cathy.bayer@rps205.com
Monica BayneWeb Manager815-489-7205monica.bayne@rps205.com
Alan LeonAudio/Video Production Manager815-489-7216alan.leon@rps205.com
Kathleen SpechtMarketing Coordinator815-489-7294kathleen.specht@rps205.com
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