Welcome to our new website!
The process of developing this site was based on research into how visitors use our website, the kinds of information they are seeking, and best practices in website usability and accessibility. Our partner for this project was the Communications Service of Capital Region BOCES.
While the new site retains the vast amount of information that was available on the old site, the new website offers a cleaner, more attractive design with enhanced search and navigation features. On the homepage, the new site uses large photos to showcase district students and staff, and features stories about what’s happening in Weedsport.
The new website is categorized by six major topics: About Us, Academics, Athletics, Board of Education, Community and Departments. Clicking on any of these links across the top of the site will allow visitors to access more detailed sub-pages for each. Of course, there’s also a large section of “news headlines” where you can read all about the great things happening in the district.
Other elements of the homepage include a Google calendar of upcoming events and important dates carried over from the previous site, and “Quick Links” to frequently-visited pages, including the SchoolTool parent portal, cafeteria menus, the Fitness Center, and more.
The two school pages can be accessed from the homepage’s main navigation, right below the six categories. Each school’s page includes featured photos, school links and more.
If visitors can’t find what they’re looking for, they can use the powerful “Search” button on the top right of each page. As you begin to take a look at the new site, allow us to point out a few new and enhanced features:
Searchable Staff Directory: For the first time, the district website contains a searchable directory of school staff.
Mobile-friendly: Unlike the previous site, the display of this mobile-responsive site will automatically adjust to your device, whether it’s a desktop computer, smartphone or tablet.
Athletics news feed: We are proud of our athletics program at Weedsport, and when you click on “athletics,” you’ll see that our athletics page has a unique design apart from the main page of the site and its own news feed.