Why You’re Going to See Fewer Flyers Coming Home Next Year
This next school year, you’re going to see a lot fewer paper flyers in your child’s backpack. Flyers from outside organizations for activities like camps will now be posted to a webpage hosted by a company called Peachjar. You can view these flyers by clicking on the “Peachjar” button that has been placed on our school website.
If you want, Peachjar will email just the types of flyers you want to receive to you. And Peachjar also has an app that will let you easily view flyers on your smart phone, too.
We’re excited to offer this more environmentally-friendly method of flyer distribution that embraces our parents’ growing use of apps. There is no cost to the district for this service. Organizations and companies that wish to distribute flyers to our students and staff pay a small fee to Peachjar for use of the site.
District policy continues to be that parents will receive such flyers only from nonprofits; that’s what you’ll see on your school’s Peachjar page. Staff will have a separate Peachjar site where they may view flyers from for-profit companies.
What about School and PTA flyers?
School and PTA newsletters and other notices may be posted to our school’s Peachjar page too. But we will continue to distribute paper copies of the most essential communications. This will assure that all parents, whether they have provided us with email or not, receive such communications.
Parents, no action is required on your part. On Friday, June 27, 2014, families with an email address on file with Federal Way Public Schools will receive a welcome email from Peachjar, our service provider. This email will include a username and password and is provided to give you the opportunity to manage your account and flyer delivery preferences.
To ensure smooth delivery of this communication, we suggest you add “firstname.lastname@example.org” to your email contacts. Note: add “email@example.com” to your contact list just as written; do not change it to the name of your school @peachjar.com. When you receive your first eflyer, be sure to click “always display images.”
If you do not receive an email from Peachjar, it means your email address is not on file with your school. You can sign up for Peachjar flyer email on their website, under Frequently Asked Questions. In order to ensure you receive all email correspondence from Federal Way Public Schools, please be sure to provide a current email address on your child’s registration forms this August.
This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Peachjar will not use your email address for any other purpose or provide to anyone but the school district. Thank you for helping us save time, money, and lots of trees!