Paper flyers which were formerly sent home will now be available electronically through our partnership with Peachjar.
These eflyers can be viewed in your inbox, on our smartphone apps, and on our websites by clicking on the Peachjar button on each school’s website homepage. This “green” initiative will save tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. The new paperless flyering process rids backpacks of paper clutter, removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers, and puts useful information at your fingertips every day.
Please note that paper copies of school materials may still be made available, since not everyone has access to email or the internet. Through this new communication tool, you will have access school information quickly and easily wherever you can access the internet, from your smartphone to access points such as free WiFi in downtown Brevard and public computers at the Transylvania County Library.
No action is required by parents. Email addresses added to our database will receive a welcome email from the service provider (Peachjar) with a username and password. You have complete freedom to manage your account and flyer delivery preferences. You do not need to login to receive or view eflyers. To ensure smooth delivery of this communication, we suggest you add “email@example.com” to your allowed email contacts. When you receive your first eflyer, we suggest you click “always display images.”
This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose. Please note that non-school materials are provided as a community service and are for information purposes only. Non-school materials are neither endorsed nor sponsored by Transylvania County Schools. The district does not distribute flyers directly to students.
Once uploaded by outside providers, flyers will be automatically submitted to the district office. District staff will review the material and approve or deny on a school-by-school based on the standards below. Peachjar charges a fee to enrichment providers for this service that is typically much less than the cost to copy and deliver paper flyers to each school.
No commercial publications will be posted or distributed unless their purpose is to further a school activity, such as graduation, class pictures or class rings or to offer a pre-approved enrichment opportunity to our students.
We are working with Peachjar on this new system, and you can start your own access at any time. Just go to the front page of your school website and click on the blue Peachjar button to check it out. Parents can also provide an email address for flyers to be delivered directly to their inbox.
Schools will continue providing important information, including parent letters and more, in paper form. These important notices will also be posted in the “electronic backpack,” so families can go back and find any notices that may have been misplaced by visiting Peachjar, using our smartphone apps, or through any Transylvania County Schools website.
Our district cooperates with community groups and organizations that sponsor activities of an educational/enrichment nature for students by distributing materials electronically via Peachjar. As part of our efforts to be more environmentally friendly, embrace innovative technology, and maintain fiscal responsibility, we are transitioning from paper to electronic flyer delivery.
To request flyer approval, follow the steps below. Once approved, your flyer will be emailed to parents and posted online. Paper flyers from outside organizations will no longer be distributed through students, but may be stored for pickup at individual schools in the front office. Parents will have immediate access to your information, but if they delete the email, your active flyers will remain visible 24/7 through the Peachjar website, as well as links in our smartphone app and school websites.
Your flyer will be automatically submitted to the district office. District staff will review the material and approve or deny based on the standards below. Peachjar charges a fee for this service that is typically much less than the cost to copy and deliver paper flyers to each school. There is a sliding scale that adjusts to the number of flyers and the number of schools each provider chooses to send.
If the flyer is approved, it will be posted in the appropriate schools’ online “electronic backpack.” Posting to the electronic backpack is FREE for school office staff and parent groups, including booster clubs, parent-teacher organizations, etc. Community groups pay a small service fee, which is significantly less than the cost of color printing. It’s also a bonus for community groups, because flyers stay in the electronic backpack for 30 days (or more), so families can go back to check information without worrying about losing another piece of paper.
Materials from agencies, businesses, nonprofits, organizations, partners or groups that are not part of Transylvania County Schools may be approved for electronic distribution only or placement at the schools’ front office, and may include a fee for distribution. See peachjar.com for pricing details.
NOTE: Materials should not have information coming back into schools. Any events, activities or programs that include a charge to students or families should include a process for providing scholarship opportunities for participants. Contact the Community Relations Office at 884-6173, ext. 379 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The following groups will be considered for display/distribution:
1. Transylvania County Schools: School calendars, menus, newsletters, parent letters, district information. Includes info about TCS activities and/or events (sports teams, clubs, field trips, school plays and concerts).
2. County, state or federal government agencies.
3. Parent-teacher associations/organizations: organizations formed to support the school in an area of recognized need, such as the OPT, PTO, or ROPE, teachers’ and principals’ organizations and booster clubs.
4. TCS partners (business, faith groups or community organizations that work collaboratively with the district to support students and schools). Partners must work with the school principal, superintendent, or Community Relations Office to develop goals and measures for the relationship. Students or staff at the target school(s), departments or regions must directly benefit from the partnership. Open and ongoing communication must exist between the partner, and the principal, superintendent, and/or the Community Relations Office.
5. Entities offering educational, recreational, cultural or character-development activities to school-aged children
6. Institutes of higher education
The following information must appear on any flyer distributed.
Contact the TCS Community Relations Office at 884-6173 ext. 379, or email@example.com with questions.
Last revised December 10, 2014.