One by one, Seattle Public Schools have been switching over to the district’s new standardized website format, and the latest announcement comes from West Seattle High School, which you will now find online at westseattlehs.seattleschools.org. By next school year, the district says, they’ll roll out more personalized features for students and their families to use to access school-related information. In the meantime, this morning’s note from WSHS principal Ruth Medsker points to a survey for feedback on the new site – find it here.
Chief Sealth International High School launched the new format earlier this month (chiefsealthhs.seattleschools.org); both of West Seattle’s middle schools are using it now (dennyms.seattleschools.org and madisonms.seattleschools.org); but it appears some of the elementaries are still in the process of switching over (Schmitz Park announced last week that it’s now at schmitzparkes.seattleschools.org; we also found Gatewood at gatewoodes.seattleschools.org and Sanislo at sanisloes.seattleschools.org). Previously – we can say as one of the (probably) few organizations whose work involved frequently visiting all the schools’ sites – it was a free-form case of “every school for itself,” sometimes not only in the design, but also the URLs, with a lot of volunteer power involved.