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Can you make a free homepage for your elementary school?

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Elementary schools can create free websites and home pages by using online resources such as Wordpress.com, Teacherweb.com and Google sites. Schools can choose to host on a free domain or pay a fee to customize the domain to the school's name if it is available.

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Most free websites feature interactive tutorials that are user friendly and do not require knowledge of HTML or coding to simplify the process of creating a home page.

When creating a free website for an elementary school, the administration must determine what type of information should be included on the site. For example, the school may choose to create a page for teachers to post announcements, athletics to post scores and schedules and administration to post a calendar of events and important dates. Websites for elementary schools typically feature the school theme, mascot or motto on the home page and general information about the district, school and local community.

An elementary school's website can also include a section for school policies and rules, announcements and events, school board and administration news, and information about programs and activities hosted by the school. Some schools choose to include staff and teacher biographies with links to teacher websites or contact information to allow parents and other interested parties to contact the instructors.

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