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Posted Date: 07/07/2015

The Enid Public Schools website -- launched July 1 -- is new and improved.

Although the URL remains the same (www.enidpublicschools.org), the site features a fresh new design with navigation tools that are easy for visitors to use. The layout supports the district’s goal to showcase more student and teacher photographs and achievements.

“We are excited to share our new website with the public – whether they are logging in from Enid or across the globe,” Amber Fitzgerald, Director of Human Resources and Communication, said. “From calendars, menus, schedules and more, this site will serve as a user friendly one-stop shop for all EPS information.”

The new mobile-friendly website features detailed information about EPS and its services, as well as campus specific resources for parents, students and community members. Potential district employees can review all employment information and apply on the website, and current employees will have access to a staff intranet section.

The district’s and buildings’ social media channels can be found at the top of their respective pages, as can the following resources: PowerSchool for student grades, EZ School Pay for meal charges and Infofinder for transportation needs. Most district pages also include a feedback button that allows members of the public to share their suggestions for the website and other district issues.

All EPS teachers will have access to the system to create and manage their own classroom webpage. Training will be offered during back-to-school workshops and through school-level meetings throughout the year.

Content on the district-, building- and program-level pages, including athletics, will continue to expand after the school year begins.

“A website can be a valuable tool for teachers to communicate with parents and students and to showcase the amazing learning that is taking place in their classrooms,” Jeffery Herbel, Director of Information/Instructional Technology, said. “We know teachers are busy with extremely important work, so we selected a website management system that will be low-maintenance for them to learn and to seamlessly implement into their school routine. We’re excited to see the creative ways they share their school activities online.”

The new website, hosted by Gabbart Communications, was developed by the EPS Technology Department, under the director of Herbel and Mendy Hayes, instructional technology specialist.