Elementary school websites typically contain useful information such as lunch menus, a calendar of upcoming events, emergency announcements, and hours of operation for the school and its offices. Phone numbers and email addresses for the school and its faculty members are also found on the home page typically.
Additionally, most school websites include information about the schools philosophy or religious affiliation, if applicable, as well as outlining the institution's approach to teaching and academics. Lists of school supplies for the upcoming year can often be found during the summer months when children are on break, as well as assigned homework and lesson plans on more advanced websites when school is in session. Most school websites also include links to social media feeds, for both the entire school and some individual organizations.
School websites are designed with both parents and students in mind. The information on these sites provides parents with knowledge about the school in order to aid in the recruitment process without a trip directly to the school. For students and parents already attending, these sites help with staying on top of current events and happenings so misunderstandings are avoided. Another goal of these websites is simply to increase the level of transparency between the teachers and the parents.