Whether we are ready to face it or not, winter will be right around the corner. The district will again be managing our communications with district parents and staff through our School Messenger system to notify the community of school closures, emergency situations and overall alerts that you need to know.
In addition to our e-mail and phone notifications, the texting option has been deployed and we have been alerting parents, community and staff about this new opportunity to receive timely messages from the district in the most convenient way possible.
We will test our system
Wednesday – October 30, 2013 beginning at 6:00 PM.
What to Expect
In order to test all channels of our notification system, a voice message will be sent to all parent phone numbers – home, cell and work and an email message to all parent email addresses that are listed in PowerSchool, our student information database. In addition, we will also send a text message to any parent that has opted-in to our new text messaging service.
The message you will receive is listed below.
Hello, this is Patrick Gallaway, Director of Communications for New Albany-Plain Local Schools. This is a test of our emergency notification system.
Please note that the caller ID for these calls will display the main phone number for New Albany-Plain Local Schools, 614-855-2040.
In addition to phone calls, you will also receive these important messages via email and text message if you have subscribed to the text messaging service. Thank you for your attention and please visit www.napls.us for additional information or e-mail us at email@example.com.
What to do if you do not receive the emergency test notification
The successful delivery of information is dependent upon accurate contact information. If you did not receive the test notification, please verify your contact information by calling your child’s school building. NAPLS’s automatic notification system receives a daily upload of student contact information from PowerSchool to make sure we have the most up-to-date contact information for our students.
Why this test message is sent to all parent phone numbers
NAPLS will make every attempt to contact parents via phone, email, and text message in case of a crisis situation on campus. Only emergency situations during school hours will utilize all channels of communication.