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HomeworkNOW.com - K12 School And Classroom To Home Communication

October 07, 2009 09:09 ET

Schools Prepare for H1N1 Flu Season With HomeworkNOW.com School to Home Communication Service

STRATHAM, NH--(Marketwire - October 7, 2009) - The CDC and Department of Health and Human Services have recommended that schools use school to home communication tools to aide parents and students in the event of school closures or student absences due to the upcoming H1N1 (Swine) flu season.

Many schools have turned to HomeworkNOW.com to be a major component of their flu season preparation plans. These schools plan to use HomeworkNOW.com as a means to communicate important school and classroom information via the web, email, mobile text messaging, Facebook, Twitter, RSS Feeds and more.

"This year's flu season is really making schools take a look at their school to home communication capabilities. HomeworkNOW.com continues to help schools solidify their formal procedures for posting school alerts, announcements, take home notices, class web pages, homework assignments, and more," commented Nick Rago, HomeworkNOW.com Managing Director. "Schools are choosing HomeworkNOW.com because it's low cost, easy to implement, easy to use, and offers the unique ability to proactively communicate school information to parents and students across a variety of communication methods including social networking sites like Facebook."

Parents and students can easily view school and classroom information online at MY.HomeworkNOW.com or via mobile device at their convenience; but, what makes HomeworkNOW.com unique is its ability to allow parents and students to subscribe to receive content via email, text messaging, RSS feeds, and social networking sites, like Facebook. (HomeworkNOW.com recently released its Facebook application that sends school content and notifications directly to Facebook users when a school administrator or teacher updates or posts school content.)

Rago added that he believes it is not too late for schools to implement a solution like HomeworkNOW.com in time for this year's flu season: "Because HomeworkNOW.com is a web-based service with no hardware or personnel investment needed, schools can begin to use the service immediately."

School administrators, teachers and other personnel are welcome to learn more and request a free 90-day trial at http://www.homeworknow.com

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Used by thousands of K-12 schools since 1998, HomeworkNOW.com makes it possible for schools to communicate with parents and students via the web, email, mobile text messaging, Facebook, Twitter, RSS Feeds and more. Administrators use HomeworkNOW.com to easily and paperlessly communicate school announcements, alerts, and take home notices. Teachers use HomeworkNOW.com to communicate homework, newsletters, files, and more. Web-based. District-wide, school-wide, individual teacher solutions available. http://www.homeworknow.com

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