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5 Ways to Help Patch Cover Your School's News

Here are five way principals, educators, PTA members, parents and students can use Patch.

The school year is almost underway and Redwood City Patch will be there to cover all the big news from the potential new charter school, , in the , the exciting at Sequoia and Woodside High Schools, and all the great .

But we can’t do it without your help.

To make sure you get the most out of Patch this school year, we invite you to get active in the news-gathering process. There are five things you can do to make sure your school and its students get all the coverage they deserve from Patch:

1. Let us know about big events and accomplishments — If you have a school-related story idea you’d like us to cover, let us know about it! Send us a news tip with details and who we should contact for more information about the story idea. Email stacie@patch.com.

2. Add your event listings — Have an upcoming band performance? Is your school hosting an open house? Just add the news to our events calendar. We invite you to add calendar events for your school, its extracurricular activities, clubs, PTA and more.

3. Post your announcements — Want to let us know about a student, school or teacher accomplishment? Let everyone hear the news by posting your own announcements and photos. Then email stacie@patch.com to let us know to rotate your Announcement to the featured to spot on the site.

4. Add your photos to our galleries – Throughout the school year we’ll be out gathering lots of photos of students and their activities. Be sure to add your own photos to our event-related galleries and share your memories with everyone.

5. Sign up for the newsletter — Want to find out what’s happening in area schools? Keep up with Patch every morning by signing up for our newsletter. We’ll mail you the top headlines every morning.

You can also easily become a blogger and share your school's news directly with Patch readers on a regular basis, just like the Redwood City Education Foundation's blog or Georgia Jack's and Elaine Park's.

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Judi Mahoney August 16, 2012 at 06:59 AM
I hope the Patch carefully watches the selection of the oversight committee for the new assessment monies. Considering 70% of kids in RCSD are Latino--that group should be given a proportionate number of members on the committee. Citywide it may be closer to 40%----hope the district doesn't try tokenism. We are all watching.

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