Central Lyon School District Utilizes Digital Signage and Livestreaming to Serve Students During COVID-19

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Keeping connected amidst the global pandemic has become critically important for schools. Central Lyon School District in Rock Rapids, Iowa has leveraged its digital signage to facilitate sporting events and maintain a community spirit — even while observing official health and safety guidelines.

Central Lyon is a unique K-12 school district that serves 780 students, from preschool to high school, in one large campus building. While they were fortunate to be able to open for the fall 2020 school term, they needed to adapt to new protocols and guidelines for social distancing.

In addition to mandatory mask-wearing for students, there are also limitations on attendance for sports and other events. School safety is of utmost importance so digital signage has been an important ally in communicating the social distancing regulations and attendance capacity limits.

Another way digital signage has helped with keeping the school community connected is through livestreaming. “We livestream everything, and then we’ll embed the livestream,” said Geoff Kruse, technology administrator at Central Lyon. “We use it during our events in the gym. And so people watching the concession stand can watch the livestream of the game at least.”

In addition to livestreaming, the Central Lyon school district has put its digital signage to work in other ways to help build school spirit and keep students engaged. Rise Vision digital signage software is their key to managing their signage and making sure the signs are always up to date. Kruse uses many of Rise Vision’s customizable, school-focused templates for:

  • Weekly breakfast and lunch menus.
  • Sporting event updates and scores.
  • Student videos created in Tech Ed class.
  • Updated daily calendar of school events.
  • Announcements of major events.
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The school has three displays. For Kruse, the best part is that he can plan and manage all of the notices, for all the displays, very quickly — and even remotely when necessary. “I’d say no more than an hour a week. I mean, it’s pretty easy to update them.”

The entire case study is here: https://www.risevision.com/blog/case-study-central-lyon-school-district-digital-signage