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Blaine School District partners with community nonprofit organizations and government entities to provide information to families about not-for-profit services which have social, recreational or educational value for students. In an effort to provide increased access to these programs and resources, Blaine School District has transitioned to electronic flyer delivery via Peachjar. This platform enables the district to send important school and community information to families by email as well as making electronic “e-flyers” accessible from the district’s website and mobile app. Paper flyers are no longer distributed to students from outside organizations.
Peachjar for Families: Peachjar organizes all important school and community information in one place. In addition to receiving emails, families can access all active flyers from the district’s website and mobile app by clicking on the ‘Peachjar’ button or icon. To avoid missing notifications, make sure your child's school has your correct email address. You may also add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email contacts and click "always display images" when you receive your first email. Peachjar is used exclusively for the distribution of school and district-approved flyers only. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose.
Peachjar for Community Organizations: Our district wants families to know about the community programs and resources you offer which have social, recreational or educational value for students. Peachjar charges a fee for this service, which is typically much less than the cost to copy and deliver paper flyers. There are many additional benefits to using Peachjar, including clickable buttons that take users directly to your website as well as flyer performance reports.
To submit your flyer for district approval, review the standards listed below and then follow these steps to submit via Peachjar.
Register your account as a Community Organization on Peachjar.com
Review Peachjar’s Guide for Community Organizations for information about discount pricing, flyer creation tips, and more
Go to ‘Post & Notify’ in your account to submit a flyer
After you hit submit, your flyer will be automatically submitted to the district for approval. Once approved, your flyer will be emailed to parents and posted on each school’s web flyerboard for your selected duration of time. For more information on the process or pricing, please email email@example.com or call 858-997-2117.
An approved Application for E-Flyer Distribution must be on file with the Superintendent’s Office.
The event, activity, or information must fall into at least one of the following categories:
Youth educational opportunities, youth-oriented activities, sports and recreational activities offered by local, regional or national non-profit community groups and organizations;
Governmental and non-profit agencies that pertain to child and family services; or
Youth-oriented classes or activities in the community.
The event, activity, or information must be clearly youth-related or related to youth education and must promote the academic, vocational, or social/civil/cultural growth of students.
The sponsoring organization’s name and contact information must be clearly displayed on the flyer.
For non-school events held on campus, school names may only be included as part of the location information.
When there is a cost, financial assistance or scholarships should be prominently displayed and offered for students who cannot afford the services, and scholarship information must be clearly explained on the e-flyer.
All materials distributed must contain the following disclaimer statement. (This is automatically added by Peachjar for e-flyers and does not need to be part of the submitted content.)
“This event/information is NOT sponsored by the Blaine School District and the District assumes no responsibility for the conduct or safety of the event/activity. Permission to distribute this information should not be considered a recommendation of the program by the District. In consideration of the privilege to distribute these materials, the Blaine School District will be held harmless from any cause of action, claim or petition filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials, including all costs, attorney’s fees and judgments or awards. The participants agree to protect, indemnify, and hold harmless the District, its elected and appointed officials, employees, agents, staff and volunteers, from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, expenses, or rights of action, directly or indirectly attributed to the activities.”
The district will not distribute materials that:
Are obscene, lewd, or vulgar;
Contain language that is intimidating, demeaning, harassing or threatening on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital or veteran status, including, but not limited to, racial, sexual, or ethnic slurs;
Promote commercial enterprises;
Promote the violation of existing laws, regulation or ordinances, or official school policy, rules or regulations; or
Proselytize or disparage religious beliefs.
Peachjar’s Community Free Flyer Program: As a way of giving back to communities, Peachjar will cover the distribution fee for one Community Free flyer per 30 days when the e-flyer is advertising a qualifying event, activity, or information. All flyers submitted for free distribution will be reviewed by Peachjar for verification of eligibility and must comply with the following requirements:
Your charitable program, service, or resource directly benefits children and does not require participants to qualify, has no enticement for future fee-based programs, and does not serve the purpose of fundraising, collecting donations, or allowing for the purchase of products or services.
Your organization is not nationally recognized and physically resides within the boundaries of the school district you wish to distribute to.
Your organization is not receiving fees or revenue from vendors participating in the event.
Submissions are limited to one flyer distribution to one school district every 30 days. If you wish to distribute to more than one school district or more frequently than every 30 days, you may choose to distribute a standard flyer, subject to Peachjar's fees. Peachjar reserves the right to determine final eligibility. For additional questions or information about Peachjar’s Community Free program, please contact Peachjar directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 858-997-2117.