Coronavirus Communication Strategies for Schools

Effective Crisis Communications During the Coronavirus Outbreak


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With the preferred website, communications, and marketing platform of 5,000+ schools worldwide.

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Where Software and Design Meet.


100+ Awards Don't Happen Overnight.

It takes a team that prides itself on the quality, range and depth of design innovation, and a process that works like a well-oiled machine. It is this kind of drive that has led our design team to earn more awards for their work than any other provider in the market.

Telling your story succinctly and sharing your unique value through your website is too important to cut corners, which is why we offer packages for all budgets to ensure every school can have the website they deserve.


With over 100 Design Awards, we help schools of all sizes market and connect their school community online.


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Marketing & Communications

Build leads. Engage them. Enroll them.

When you combine our staff expertise and consulting services with the broad suite of tools on our platform, you will have everything you need to tackle the ever-evolving and demanding challenges you face when it comes to marketing and communications.

From our inbound marketing tools to manage your engagement funnel and simplified content management for news, athletics, and calendars to sophisticated email campaign management and embedded SEO functionality, you will be ready to (rock and) roll. 


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Content Management System

Simple to use. Versatile. Powerful.

When it comes to content management, we want to empower school professionals to quickly make changes, add pictures, and leverage social media, without thinking. Yet, our platform also has the tools for experienced web designers to go beyond basic editing and build compelling layouts and rich user experiences quickly and efficiently.

When you add beautiful emails to the mix along with data integration to help personalize content and streamline information flow, you have a solution for success.


Finalsite Composer provides the simplicity and security website managers require, without sacrificing design quality, functionality or performance.


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Enrollment Management

Fill your funnel and exceed your prospects' expectations.

Provide families with the best online application experience end-to-end with Finalsite. Our partnership with Ravenna solutions and Finalsite Apply provides two paths to giving families full access to inquire, apply, manage their checklist and communicate with the admissions office while also providing back office efficiencies that are second to none.


FinalsiteApply frees you from the challenges of the physical office—the paperwork, the mailing costs, and the staffing expenses—and streamlines the admissions funnel.

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Save time and personalize communications.

Securely share news, calendars, pictures and downloads in a safe, protected area that's tailored for the individual. By integrating your information systems, LDAP or Google, and the Finalsite Platform as a whole, you save countless hours for all staff, while also simplifying logins and information sharing for your families and staff. 



Connect your systems and streamline logins.

Every client we work with has multiple systems that require logins or contain data that is useful to support your communications efforts. Finalsite brings more than 70 partners into its ecosystem to speed up how quickly you can bring systems together and create a seamless experience for your parents, students and faculty.


Finalsite works with more than 40 (and counting!) frequently used single sign-on partners, student information systems, and payment gateways.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

"Finalsite support continues to bat a thousand! I'm so happy that we have a partner that is so quick to respond and so effective at protecting us from our own mistakes!"

Jer Bates
Ogden School District

"Our redesign goal was to effectively engage current and prospective families. Since the redesign, we've seen a 30% increase in traffic to our admission pages."

Wendi Patella
Peddie School

"It's a testament to the ease of using Composer that someone with little or even no web experience can learn it quickly."

Bethany Silvestri
Woodland School

"With the help of Finalsite's team, we increased applications by 40% and new student enrollment increased by 37%."

Amanda McDevitt
St. Thomas School

"I would be completely crazy - not just partially - without the team from Finalsite."

Becky Marsh
Whitfield School

Why Finalsite

We don't just talk the talk, we walk the walk. We have a proven track record of helping our clients enroll more students, communicate faster and better, increase donations and better engage their entire community with our software and services.


Years of Innovation
Inspired By Schools Like Yours

We stay one step ahead of the competition by pooling our collective school client base to inform our product strategy, our processes, and our team's priorities. When you work with Finalsite, you are part of a much bigger network of the best schools in the world that you can lean on, collaborate with and learn from all year long. 

Our People
Care About Your People

We are a partner from the beginning and love bringing our team together with yours to create something new that will transform your organization. Our support is the best in the industry, and that comes to bear in support ratings and 95% client retention rate.

Global Reach
That Knows No Boundaries

With clients in 75 countries, we have direct experience in the complexities of working internationally, whether it's multi-lingual websites, payment currencies, support coverage or hosting needs — we're more prepared than any other company serving this market.

Proven Results
With Numbers That Don't Lie

With over 100 design awards, 95% client retention since 1998 and 98% support ticket satisfaction, all of our metrics demonstrate not only the quality of our products and processes, but our ongoing commitment to the schools that partner with us.

Featured Client Work

We take pride in turning every pixel into a perfect and unique representation of your school, and our work with more than 5,000 schools around the world reflects that belief. Check out a selection of our recent launches below or visit our full portfolio to view our latest work.


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YES Prep Public Schools is made up of nineteen campuses across Houston, serving over 14,000 students from 6th grade through 12th grade. Seeking a more intuitive and user-friendly website experience for current and prospective families, YES Prep chose Finalsite for its easy-to-use CMS and ability to provide an ADA-compliant, mobile-first design. 

YES Prep's new custom design includes primary and secondary menu navigation that is easy for users to follow. On the homepage, you can find a slider including Recent News, Announcements, and Blog Posts that encourage families to learn more about the school's values, as well as infographics and design elements that break up the text and provide a visually-pleasing experience. We love the consistent branding throughout the entire website—it helps maintain the school's professionalism and sheds light on its dedication to excellence!


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The bold and immersive Felsted website represents our third collaboration with the school to bring their online presence to life. Every iteration has pushed creative boundaries and this one is no different. The website has recently received a Platinum award for excellence in design at the 2018 international dotCOMM Awards. Key to the website’s success has been its confident focus on modern school life.

Felsted School has a long and rich history, but the website captures the experience of today to make the school more relatable for new families. This is achieved through sharp minimal graphics, energetic media and emotive messaging. Subtle animated effects are then employed to tie these elements together and guide visitors through the story.


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Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) is an online charter school serving 11,000 students across the state of Georgia. The tuition-free school has the "benefits of a traditional brick and mortar school without the building," offering live classes and online lessons at elementary, middle and high school levels. 

For an online school especially, a solid and efficient Learning Management System is an essential. GCA uses Finalsite Learn to assist in a seamless online experience for its current students. The new custom design also has a searchable faculty directory, a filterable news and announcements section, quicklinks, and more!


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Lenior-Rhyne is a growing university in North Carolina and needed a website to showcase expanding programs. To get a true feel of campus life, our team did a two-day on-site visit to kick-off the design process, which led to this innovative, award-winning, Best-in-Class Design.


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Lenior-Rhyne is a growing university in North Carolina and needed a website to showcase expanding programs. To get a true feel of campus life, our team did a two-day on-site visit to kick-off the design process, which led to this innovative, award-winning, Best-in-Class Design.


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The American School in London is a private, K-12 school founded in 1951, with a custom website design that maintains the school's cohesive brand and provides the school with a clean, detailed and organized communications platform to engage prospective families, current families and alumni alike. 

Simple and strategic navigation makes it easy for families to find what they are looking for on this site—whether it is fun facts about the school's impressive history or information about specific summer programs. Plus, we love the way those bright colors give the photography an extra pop!




Chicago - Virtual Conference


Virtual Annual Conference -

Exhibit/Presenting: Rob DiMartino
Title:  ATLIS


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Aria Banquets 45 Murphy Road, Prospect CT

Technology Exhibitor Showcase

Exhibit: Anthony Tata
Title: CAIS


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Athletic Directors
Exhibit: Anthony Tata
Title: NYSAIS Athletics

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Business Directors

Exhibit: Rob DiMartino
Title: NYSAIS Business

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