Communication isn’t effective because we say we communicate. It’s only effective when we know the parents, students, and citizens in Cobb County have actively heard.
John Floresta Chief Strategy & Accountability Officer
Local School Communications
How Cobb Schools and Students Are Excelling
There is no short list of the ways Cobb students stand out above their peers. Through a variety of communications channels including social media, news articles, and video, the Cobb County School District highlights what student achievement looks like every day inside Cobb Schools.
What You Need to Know
Cobb principals want to keep parents and the community informed on what is happening inside their school. Schools often employ a host of communications options to reach the community, including CTLS, social media, the school website, email, and text.
School Updates and Resources
Whether you need information on how to register a student, details on the first day of school, or specifics on a parent night being hosted at a school, schools keep parents updated via the school website, CTLS, email, and text.
District Initiatives and Resources
The Cobb County School District continually looks for ways to increase success for each student. When the District launches a new initiative, we aim to educate the public on the need and impact the new program will have on students. There is a host of resources already available to students and parents that we highlight via podcasts, videos, news articles, and social media. We seek input from the community via surveys on a host of matters, for examples the return to face-to-face and the naming of new schools.
During the school year, it is sometimes necessary to a send out an emergency alert to parents regarding severe weather, a power outage, or a similar event that impacts the normal function of the school day. If the event effects the entire district, the communications team sends out notifications via social media, the website, email, and text. For school level events, the principal sends out the emergency notifications.
This is Cobb
Our team members help highlight why Cobb is the best place to teach, lead, and learn. Through news article features and video profiles, we aim to show the public the kind of staff members who serve Cobb students every day, some of which have being doing so for 40+ years.
District Level Communications
The external news media rely on Cobb Schools for information regarding weather closings, details on new District initiatives, student success stories, and what’s happening inside school buildings. During times of crisis, Cobb Schools aims to provide the external media with accurate information to keep the community updated and to help dispel inaccurate rumors that may circulate.
Notes on Translation
The electronic translation service is hosted by Google Translate. The quality of the translation will vary in some of the languages offered by Google. Google Translate is a free service and currently offers translation in over 50 languages, although an impressive number, this does not capture all languages or dialects. The basic translation’s goal is to capture the general intention of the original English material.
The Cobb County School District does not guarantee the quality, accuracy or completeness of any translated information. Before you act on translated information, the District encourages you to confirm any facts that are important to you and affect any decisions you may make.
The Cobb County School District is committed to parent, family and community engagement, and it is our hope that by providing this tool on our website that we are making our information more accessible to families whose first language is not English and thereby enabling better engagement in public education.