Question: Can I post news to the main school home page?
If you want to put a news item on the Palms Middle School home page, you should normally check with the principal for approval or with the Friends of Palms president(s) to see if Friends of Palms can take care of it for you.
If you already have an OK to write a news item for the school's home page, the procedure is similar to adding your own news item, except that you check the Homepage (submit for approval) checkbox. This will send a request to the Palms Middle School webmaster to put your news item on the school's home page. However, teachers often check this checkbox by mistake, so you'll also need to notify the webmaster (via the principal or Friends of Palms) that you have an approved news item for the home page.
|Step||Instructions||Example or Picture||Notes|
|1||Go to your portal page.|
|2||Click the Add News button in the NEWS section on the right.|
|3||The News Item page will be displayed.|
|4||Check the Homepage (submit for approval) checkbox.|
|5||Fill in dates, a news item heading, the description, and any attachments.
Set the Publish and Expire dates to the days when the news item should appear on the home page. Most news items should be kept temporary since there's a lot of competing news and information on the home page.
|6||Ignore the Enable Disussion checkbox. We don't have the School Loop service that allows students to post messages on the website.|
|7||Click the Publish button. A notification about the news item is sent to the Palms Middle School webmaster. The news item is not added to your web page.
It won't appear on the home page until and unless the webmaster gets the notification and approves it.
|If you make a mistake or change your mind about the news item, click the Cancel button instead.|
|8||Let the webmaster know, via the principal or Friends of Palms, that you have an approved news item for the home page.|