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 Communications

The RPS 205 Communications Department is responsible for writing news releases, facilitating media requests, managing the district's social media accounts and website, and maintaining the 205 VIBE™. It offers marketing support along with assistance at special events such as graduations and Academic All-Stars. The team also manages Let​’s Talk!​, a two-way communication platform for questions, comments, suggestions, concerns or compliments.  ​

RPS 205 showcases its stud​ents, staff, programs and alum​ni​ 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

Design & Branding Guidelines​
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 design and branding guidelines.

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.​​​​

​Access the latest information and photos:

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.

Submit a blog post to the 205 VIBE.

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
Conner ChildersAudio/Video Production Manager815-489-7216conner.childers@rps205.com
Kathleen SpechtMarketing Coordinator815-489-7294kathleen.specht@rps205.com
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