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Emergency and enhanced communications system

As a school district, we know that the safety and security of our students is of the utmost importance.  We further recognize that the ability for schools to communicate immediately and reliably during a crisis is invaluable. In order to ensure our ability to effectively communicate with parents, we have chosen to implement an enhanced communication tool called Alert Now.
AlertNow provides instant notifications to parents and staff within minutes even if the school phone lines are down. This system will allow us to make timely contact with parents and staff via phone calls, email and eventually text messaging.  In addition to the emergency communication benefits, we can also use this system for non-emergency communications such as parent reminders and attendance calls.

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  1. There is a definite opportunity for SMS messaging in education. Not only can parents be kept informed by a relatively simple system, but it adds an additional layer of emergency communication capabilities and can streamline both internal and external notifications. At Globaltel Media, we have seen a particular interest in SMS technology for educational institutions looking to more efficiently communicate with both the parents of the students and with staff on campus. As schools begin to stray from the idea that all texting in education is a distraction, we will see schools start using this technology in some very impressive fashions.

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