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Webmaster Guide for School Loop 2.0

  • Updated workflows and features in School Loop 2.0
  • Guidelines for content in specific sections and pages
  • Accessibility and content best practices

School Loop Help Center

The school sites allow the district to publish important messages and events, and to make changes to the sites when school personnel are unable to do so. School websites enable APS to present a searchable, modern, and familiar online presence for every school in the district.

The Tool: School Loop

School Loop is a content management system that allows administrators, teachers, and staff to easily post and maintain information about their school.

Benefits

School Loop has many benefits for schools and teachers.

  • School Loop 2.0 is 508-Certified and ADA Complaint: School Loop 2.0 faced exhaustive review by web content accessibility experts and the system is certified to support authoring WCAG 2.0 & 2.1 compliant content. Web editors must upload accessible content, and School Loop 2.0 makes it easier to prevent many issues!
  • It’s Free for Schools: Design, migration, training, and technical maintenance of all the school websites are supported by the district.
  • Free Support: Your school staff can take advantage of the excellent support built into School Loop and your webmasters can contact the Web Team for training, design changes, or for help making content changes.
  • Unified APS School Websites: If principals, technology coordinators, or teachers switch schools within the district, they won’t have to relearn a new tool.
  • Emergency News and Weather Delay Notifications: Lockdowns, shelters-in-place, and delay/cancellation notifications are posted on school homepages by the Web Team.
  • Google Search/Translate on Every Site – Every site has Google search and translator embedded to help visitors access information.
  • District News/Events: News and events from APS are automatically fed onto the homepage of every school site so parents can find all their APS information in one place.
  • Consistent, Customizable Layout: All the school websites have consistent, customizable layouts and content elements.
  • Flexible Functionality: Schools can customize their site template by adding dynamic text, slideshows, photos, videos, news, calendar events, RSS feeds, and classroom assignments.
  • Easy Login: Teachers and staff can log into the system from any computer, anywhere.