SNOW SCHOOL TODAY: Schools send 60,000 text messages to parents’ to alert of school closures
More than 60,000 text alerts were sent to parents up and down the country, as schools closed due to the heaviest snow fall for seven years.
[UKPRwire, Fri Feb 09 2007] More than 60,000 text alerts were sent to parents up and down the country, as schools closed due to the heaviest snow fall for seven years. Using Call Parents (www.callparents.com), an automated notification system, schools alerted parents of the closures quickly using text messages and automated phone calls.
Call Parents is installed in more than 700 primary and secondary schools in the UK, and enables schools to send a message to all parents with pupils at the school, via text message (SMS) or by an automated phone call. The system reads live pupil contact information direct from the schools management system and can send specific messages to parents of a specific class, year or group. Ideal for school closure warnings, messages can also be sent about cancellations or delays to events, emergency notifications, parents’ evenings, returning from a school trip and letting parents know when report cards have gone home.
Call Parents removes the burden on school support staff have to make all those calls and ensures that these important messages from school to home are sent directly to parents, thus avoiding any confusion that may surround a school closure.
Stephen Clarke, Managing Director, Truancy Call Ltd, provider of Call Parents, commented, “Our schools appreciate the need to have a system in place for emergency contact with parents, ideal for when snow is heavy and school closures are required. The system can send a variety of messages immediately to parents, saving them staff time and resources.”
For more information on how Call Parents can benefit your school please contact 0870 046 4246, Email email@example.com, website www.callparents.com
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