As part of our ongoing commitment to be more environmentally-friendly and to ensure parents have quick and easy access to important information, Russellville School District is transitioning to a digital flyer delivery system. The district has contracted with Peachjar to provide a digital e-flyer service. Peachjar sends approved flyers directly to parents’ email inbox and posts them online on all school websites. With Peachjar, parents can easily find and view flyers and take action immediately to sign up for activities and events. All flyers may be accessed by clicking on the Peachjar button located at the bottom of each website.
Peachjar has many benefits for parents, students, community organizations, and school staff, including:
- keeping parents informed about school activities and community events/resources
- saving trees by reducing the amount of paper printed
- reducing copy costs by thousands of dollars
- removing the administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers of making copies and stuffing backpacks
- ensuring students stay focused on important academic and extra-curricular activities, instead of delivering paperwork to their parents
Peachjar Information for Parents
Russellville School District uses an electronic flyer communication and delivery tool called “Peachjar.” This tool allows schools and community organizations to save paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. It also reduces the number of flyers sent home in students’ backpacks. All flyers from community organizations will be posted on your school website and sent directly to your email.
To view school-approved flyers, simply click the Peachjar button on your school’s website homepage.
No action is required on your part. You will receive a welcome email from our service provider (Peachjar) that includes a username and password. This is provided to give you the opportunity to manage your account and flyer delivery preferences. You do not need to login to receive or view school digital flyers.
To ensure smooth delivery of this communication, we suggest you add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email contacts. When you receive your first e-flyer, be sure to 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. There is also a button to unsubscribe from Peachjar emails. Keep in mind, if you unsubscribe, you may miss out on important information about school events and opportunities for your child. For frequently asked questions for parents, visit the Peachjar website at https://www.peachjar.com/faqs.html.
Thank you for supporting our efforts to ensure parents are well-informed about school programs, activities, and events.
Information for Community Organizations
Many local school districts have discovered that the old practice of sending hard copy flyers home in student backpacks is not as effective in today’s digital world. Beginning in August 2018, Russellville School District (RSD) will begin sending digital flyers directly to parents. The district has contracted with Peachjar to provide this digital e-flyer service.
Peachjar provides an innovative flyer management system that sends approved flyers directly to parents’ email inbox and posts them online on all school websites. With Peachjar, parents can easily find and view flyers and take action immediately to sign up for activities and events. Paper flyers will no longer be distributed.
If you wish to distribute flyers to RSD parents, you may register for a Peachjar account as a “Program Provider” and upload your flyer for distribution to your desired schools within RSD. Peachjar does charge a fee to Program Providers, but it is significantly less than the cost of printing flyers for our 5,200 students. The cost is $25 per school, per flyer, per month with options to purchase bulk rate packages. Peachjar accepts payment with a credit card or through a PayPal account.
Once you create a Peachjar account, you will upload flyers for approval by the superintendent’s office. Please be aware of the district’s Guidelines for Online Flyer Distribution which can be found below. Use of the district’s flyer distribution system shall be under the supervision and control of the superintendent or designees(s). The district reserves the right to deny any request.
We want to ensure our transition to Peachjar is as easy as possible for our community partners. Please visit https://www.peachjar.com/faqs.html to set up your Peachjar account and learn how to upload your flyers today.
Flyer Distribution Guidelines for Community Organizations
Flyers are automatically submitted to the district for approval. The district will review the information submitted and determine if the request is approved, denied or if additional information is required. The district typically reviews flyer posting requests within 7-14 working days, excluding holidays and district observed breaks. Please submit your flyers well in advance for optimal promotion opportunities.
Please note that all flyers will automatically include the following disclaimer:
“The activities, products, or services promoted in this flyer are not sponsored or endorsed by Russellville School District or its schools.”
RSD approves the distribution of
- flyers that promote an educational experience for students or parents, a healthy use of leisure time and/or a special enrichment activity; and
- contains the name and contact information of the sponsoring entity.
RDS does not approve the distribution of
- materials for projects, activities or programs that would publicize or promote a particular political party, political organization or political viewpoint; and/or
- materials for projects, activities or programs that would publicize or promote a particular church, religious organization or religious viewpoint.
For questions concerning the flyer approval process, please contact the superintendent's office at 479-968-1306.