ways we communicate information
We use several methods to communicate important information to our students and their parents. By far the most timely and direct method is through our Remind text lists. Please be sure you are signed up for all that apply to you.
We also distribute information via this website, our Members-Only Facebook group, Google Classroom, Instagram, and Twitter. Information on each is available below.
1) REMIND TEXT MESSAGING SERVICE: For short, time-sensitive notices (ex. cancellations, changes, quick reminders) we use Remind, a text messaging service, to send messages directly to a mobile device. We ask that all students sign up for this service as it is the quickest and most reliable way to get important messages out. Normal text messaging rates apply, so be sure your student has an unlimited texting plan, otherwise there is an option to send these messages by e-mail in the event that a student does not have an unlimited texting plan. Parents may also sign up on these lists.
Sign up for BAND Remind List (Percussion & Guard should also sign up for their lists below)
Sign up for CHORUS Remind List
Sign up for SELECT CHORUS Remind List
Sign Up for PERCUSSION Remind List
Sign up for COLORGUARD Remind List
Sign up for GROUP AND PRIVATE LESSON PROGRAM Remind List
Sign up for MASQUE & DAGGER DRAMA CLUB Remind List
Sign up for TECH CREW Remind List
Sign up for SHS DISNEY TRIP Remind list
Sign up for PARENTS/MUSIC BOOSTERS Remind List (Students should NOT sign up for this list)
Sign up for SHS MUSIC ALUMNI Remind List (Current students should NOT sign up for this list)
You're here right now! Our website will carry general information about our program as well as periodic updates on upcoming events, certain types of documentation, and important links. It may not, however, carry short-notice or up-to-the-minute changes. We tend to rely on the Remind lists and the Facebook group to get those sorts of communications out quickly.
3) MEMBERS-ONLY FACEBOOK GROUP
The "Members-Only" group is a moderated group open only to CURRENT ACTIVE members of the Spaulding Music Department and their immediate families. The group is meant for communicating out "behind-the-scenes" information and certain types of media related to our department that is not meant for public consumption. It's a good place to ask peers and other members of our extended "family" for information that might have been lost or forgotten, share photos and videos, etc. Though Mr. Goodwin does drop in from time-to-time, the group is not monitored for questions regularly. If the matter is pressing it's better to contact a director directly through Remind. Student leaders are empowered with limited admin rights in the group so that they can review membership requests and approve certain types of posts.
To request admission to the "Spaulding Music Members Only" group, follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/101255513262142/
Members of the general public are encouraged to follow the Music Department and its activities through our outward-facing Facebook Group: "Spaulding Music - Rochester, NH" which can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/spauldinghighmusic/
4) GOOGLE CLASSROOM
Many of our ensembles and classes utilize Google Classrooms to house and disseminate course-related information to students. Each individual course has its own classroom code. Only individuals who have an SAU54.ORG account can enroll in the classroom, however parents with any e-mail address can be attached to students as "Guardians" so that they can get certain updates on work due and missing assignments. For our large ensembles the Classroom is a digital repository for important links, documents, and information pertinent to the students involvement in the ensemble as well as bettering themselves as musicians.
- Band: esc9si
- Percussion Studio/Ensemble: oo709s
- Colorguard: qlxr9mk
- Chorus: taji8nr
5) OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA
The department has recently launched an INSTAGRAM account: https://www.instagram.com/spauldinghsmusic/
You can also follow us on TWITTER: @MusicSpaulding