As part of our efforts to preserve natural resources and embrace technology, SMMUSD has partnered with “Peachjar” to send digital flyers directly to parents. Parents can stay informed about important activities and events that enhance their child’s life.
By using Peachjar, SMMUSD will save tens of thousands of sheets of paper - the equivalent of hundreds of trees - and will no longer incur the administrative burden and costs associated with paper flyer distribution. The system provides equity for all families to access fliers where previously fliers went home from some schools and did not for others.
Through Peachjar, parents and families may access flyers in three easy ways: online, by email, and in our SMMUSD app. All school and district flyers will be housed online in an “electronic backpack” where they can be filtered, sorted and saved.
The district works with schools, school support groups, school organizations and community organizations to make information about not-for-profit activities or services and enrichment opportunities available to families providing their material meets our standards.
The district makes approved flyers available as electronic flyers through Peachjar for your convenience. All requests from groups or individuals to make information about not-for-profit activities or enrichment services available to SMMUSD students will be referred to Peachjar.
The district will continue to make a small quantity of flyers available in school offices.
PEACHJAR FOR PARENTS
How do I receive flyers from my child’s school?
With Peachjar, you can receive flyers in three different ways:
As a SMMUSD parent, you will receive a welcome email from our service provider (Peachjar) that includes a username and password. This is provided so that you can manage your account and flyer delivery preferences. You don’t need to login to receive or view school digital flyers. Flyers will be automatically sent to your inbox. Don’t want to receive flyers by email? You can unsubscribe at any time.
To see school-approved digital flyers, simply click the Peachjar button on your school’s website homepage to visit your online “electronic backpack.”
Santa Monica-Malibu USD mobile App
You can follow “Peachjar” flyers for your school in the Santa Monica-Malibu USD app by selecting the Peachjar feed under the “Settings” icon (Settings -> Follow Schools -> Your School Name -> Peachjar). Then, just select the Peachjar icon in the app to view school-approved flyers in your “electronic backpack.”
Still need to download the mobile app? Visit your app store and search for Santa Monica-Malibu USD and download. You may select the schools and services you want to follow and get notifications for.
The Peachjar system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose.
PEACHJAR FOR PROGRAM PROVIDERS
Organizations seeking to post flyers through schools must register with Peachjar as a "Program Provider," then upload your flyer for distribution to your desired school(s). Part of this process includes providing proof of 501c3 designation or association designation from the state. Once on file, this will remain on file. If you were a previously approved provider, your document may be on file now with the transition to Peachjar.
The district makes approved flyers available as electronic flyers through Peachjar for your convenience. All requests from groups or individuals to make information about not-for-profit activities or enrichment services available to the SMMUSD students will be referred to Peachjar.
After your flyer has been submitted, it will be routed automatically to the school district office for approval, then emailed as a visually engaging image to all parents who have their email address on file at the district.
Flyers are approved weekly, and must be submitted by Wednesday at 5 p.m. when school is in session.
Peachjar charges a fee for this service that is typically much less than the cost to copy and deliver paper flyers to each school.
We do not approve fundraising efforts or advertisements from commercial or for-profit groups.
According to Board Policy 1325: SMMUSD may approve distribution of noncommercial materials that publicize services, special events, public meetings, or other gatherings of interest to students or parents/guardians. Prior to the distribution, posting, or publishing of any nonschool group's promotional materials or advertisement, the Superintendent or designee shall review the materials or advertisement based on the criteria listed below.
All materials to be distributed shall bear the name and contact information of the sponsoring entity.
All materials must be in English and Spanish.
A disclaimer will be added to all submitted flyers.
We are looking forward to continuing to provide our local non-profit partners with the opportunity to reach our families with student or family-related information, events and resources through Peachjar, used by hundreds of school districts throughout the state and country.
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
1651 16th Street
Santa Monica, California 90404