The Colonial School District has a number of different ways to keep in touch with school families, alumni and the community. Below you'll read about many of the District's communication efforts, find social media links, and be able sign up for email lists.
Group calls, emails and texts
Parents/guardians: Make sure your contact and emergency information is current in PowerSchool in order to receive emergency notifications, District and school-specific news, announcements and calendar reminders. The messages go all parents who provide information on student emergency forms and do not opt out of communication. NOTE: Opting out of one email or phone call type opts parents out of all emails or phone calls. Recipients can call the Opt-out Hotline [855-502-STOP (855-502-7867)] anytime to opt-out of informational calls or to opt-back into calls.
Each school sends an E-Friday Folder every week during the school year to parents and guardians. The list comes from PowerSchool at the beginning of the year.
Family members and caregivers may also sign up for E-Friday Folders at any time during the year. You can also change the address where you receive the E-Friday Folders.
District email news lists
District News and announcements, advocacy alerts, links to stories, information, resources and calendar events available on the District website. Available to anyone who subscribes.
- Colonial School District News
- Colonial School District Education Foundation
- Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Alumni
Social Media Rules for Engagement
Colonial School District’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube accounts are meant to be another source of information to the community, as well as a place for the District to engage with its stakeholders. We welcome the opportunity to hear from you and encourage your participation.
At the same time, we would like to remind everyone about our Rules for Engagement. We expect that people exercise civility and common sense when posting comments to our pages. Please remember that your comments can be viewed by many people in our community and are considered to be in the public domain. While the District does not want to limit the opinions or comments of its community members, certain types of comments will not be tolerated.
We strongly discourage comments that:
- Are vulgar or profane;
- Could be offensive to or target specific ethnic or racial groups;
- Incite violence;
- Encourage others to break the law;
- Could be considered campaigning for a political office;
- Easily identify students and/or staff in defamatory, abusive or generally negative terms;
- Promote services, products or non-district-sponsored events/causes through hyperlinks to external websites;
- Instigate political debate or divisiveness;
- Are unrelated to the original topic of the post.
Comments on our social media pages may be deleted or turned off if they violate expectations. We respect and value First Amendment rights, but we also strongly believe our social media channels are places where we are obligated to uphold our mission and vision. We would not tolerate comments that fall into the categories above in school or at a School Board meeting, and we will not permit them on social media, either.
Thank you for observing the rules of engagement, and we welcome your participation and feedback.