Department Overview

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    The CommunicationsDepartment manages the communications, marketing, written and electronic publications, website content, public relations, media relations and social media needs of Reading School District. Along with the Superintendent's Office, the department serves as the official media spokespeople for the school district. 

Share Your #RSDproud News (STAFF ONLY)

  • Complete our new online submission form to share your good news, photos, videos and flyers.

    The Communications Office will review submissions daily and determine where the content will be shared, including on our district social media channels, district website and digital newsroom.

    At times, select submissions will also be shared with local media, such as Reading Eagle, Berks Weekly and WFMZ-Channel 69.

    If you have a question or urgent request, or if your file is too large to upload with the Google form, please contact Communications Director Kristine Parkes.

    Submission Form: 
    You must be logged into your RSD account to submit information.

Share Your Shout Out (Staff Only)

  • Complete our new staff shout out form to share an anonymous shout out for a staff member or department. 

    Here's how it will work:

    *Shout outs will be included in our weekly district newsletter on Thursdays.

    *You can share an anonymous shout out for a Reading School District staff member or department. If you would like the staff member or department to know that you provided the shout out, you can inform them.

    *Please be specific with your shout out and provide the reason you are sharing a shout out. For example, do not simply write "Shout out to the Red Knight!" Instead, write "Shout out to the Red Knight for staying an extra hour at our school event to make sure he greeted all of the families."

    *Please make sure to include the person's full name, position and building.

    Staff Shout Out Submission Form:
    You must be logged into your RSD account to submit information.

Media Relations

  • All media requests should be directed to contact the Communications Department. For an overview of Reading School District, visit our Fast Facts page.

    If you are staff member seeking publicity or promotion for a program, event or service, contact Communications Director Kristine Parkes at Ext. 01203.

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Request Transcripts

  • The Communications Department does not oversee Transcript Requests. To obtain your official high school transcript, complete the Transcript Request form and fax it to 610-685-2028. Please note, all night school graduates should complete the Transcript Request form and fax it to the district's Student Services Department at  610-371-4307. For more information, visit



    Kristine Parkes
    Communications Director


District Hashtag

  • Use our #RSDproud district hashtag on social media. You'll be able to connect with our educational community, and your pictures could be featured in our district publications. 

Rapid Notifications

  • We use our rapid notification phone and text system to alert parents when there is an alert, emergency or inclement weather delay, closure or early dismissal. Please notify the main office at your child's school if your phone number or address changes so we can update our system. 

    We apologize if you are receiving phone calls and text notifications from Reading School District but do not have a child attending the district. To have your phone number removed, call 484-258-7031. Leave your name and phone number, and we'll remove the number from our rapid notification database. Please note, it typically takes 24-48 hours for the number to cycle out of the system.