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The Fort Plain Central School District
is encouraging parents to sign up for Parent Today, a bimonthly
e-newsletter that provides tools and information to encourage
parents to be even more engaged in their children’s education. Click
Parent Today icon on the right to go to the website.
Parent Today is an award-winning opt-in e-mail
newsletter delivered to parent's email inboxes twice a month. It
features easy-to-read, blog-style posts talking about what matters
most for families. Parent Today addresses important, age-appropriate
topics and gives easy-to-implement strategies.
It also provides information to help families
learn about the dramatic changes taking place in school curriculum
and public education, so families can continue to be active partners
in their child's education. Subscribers can access the Parent Today
website for ongoing information and support in raising an educated
Hard copies of stories will also be sent home
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is Parent Today?
A. Parent Today is a free e-mail newsletter and companion website
designed to help build a stronger bridge between families and the
classroom. Parent Today is packed with research-based information
that empowers parents and supports teachers. Parent Today addresses
four “chapters” of a child’s life – early learners, elementary
school, the middle years and high school – with stories about what
is happening in the classroom and students’ lives. The companion
website offers resources to subscribing families that encourage
parents to be more fully engaged in their child’s academic life.
Q. How do I sign up?
A. Click on the Parent Today icon on the district website homepage,
which will bring you to the Parent Today website, or
Click “Subscribe now” at the top left of the page to create your
user profile. You will be asked to fill in your name and e-mail
address and select a password. Then choose your school district from
a drop-down menu and enter your district specific “ID.” Fort Plain's
five-digit subscriber code is 13339. Once you create your profile,
you will begin receiving bimonthly newsletters and have access to
the parenttoday.org website.
Q. Who can sign up for Parent Today?
A. Fort Plain can offer Parent Today through its communications
contact with Capital Region BOCES. Residents of the district can
sign up through a link on the district's website or at
Q. How do I log in?
A. On the Parent Today home page, enter your e-mail address and
password in the appropriate fields and press the Login button.
Q. How often will I receive e-mails from Parent Today?
A. You will receive an e-mail newsletter twice each month.
Q. Does it cost anything to subscribe to Parent Today?
A. Parent Today is provided free of charge by your school district.
Q. Is Parent Today written by parenting experts?
A. Parent Today is produced by the Capital Region BOCES
Communications Service. Capital Region BOCES provides educational
leadership, services and support to meet the needs of our students
and school districts. Our Parent Today team consists of more than 50
communications experts who support the effort of districts they
serve to bridge the gap between families and schools. Many of our
team members are parents who, though not "experts," know how to find
expert answers to parenting issues and questions.
Q. Why should I subscribe to Parent Today?
A. Dozens of studies since 1960 have confirmed the positive link
between parental involvement and students’ improved performance in
school. Parent Today offers simple strategies and tools that you can
use at home to help your child make huge strides in the classroom.
Parent Today provides research-based information that is aligned
with the New York State Learning Standards and the developing Common
Core Standards. We tap into our team of communications professionals
as well as area teachers and school officials to develop content
relevant to students in our area.
Q. How can I submit a story idea?
A. Submit your story idea
Q. Am I going to start receiving junk e-mail messages?
A. No, as a subscriber to Parent Today you will only receive the
twice-monthly Parent Today e-newsletter. The email address included
in your Parent Today user profile is maintained on a secure
database. The school district and Capital Region BOCES do not
provide any information about Parent Today subscribers to any third
parties for any purpose.
Q. How do I unsubscribe from Parent Today?
A. To unsubscribe, visit the Parent Today homepage and log in. Click
on “my account,” and you’ll find an unsubscribe button there.
Q. Where can I get printed copies of the stories?
A. Hard copies will be available in the library of each school in
Parent Today is produced by the
Capital Region BOCES Communications Service.
This page is maintained according to the Web publishing guidelines of the Fort Plain Central School District. Copyright 2008. All rights reserved.
The district is not responsible for facts, opinions, or images contained
on any linked site.
This web site was produced in cooperation with the Capital Region BOCES Communications Service, Albany, NY.