The department produces and disseminates a number of publications designed to help keep the community informed about the district’s operations. Several of the publications have won state and national awards. School Zone is a monthly newsletter which highlights district news and teacher, staff and student achievements. Board Review is a monthly summary of actions of the board of trustees. A monthly district calendar informs the community about upcoming events campus and district-wide events. Greeting Cards are mailed to employees on behalf of the school board and the superintendent on their birthday, to extend congratulations on their accomplishments, to send get-well wishes, and to extend condolences upon the death of a member of their immediate family. North Forest uses Connect-ED, a phone messaging system designed and marketed as a tool to quickly disseminate personalized messages in emergency situations. The Connect-ED system provides North Forest with an expeditious, efficient and effective way to communicate with stakeholders. The communications office sends hundreds of press releases, PSAs and photographs to local newspapers and the electronic media. The office maintains a file of public press releases.