Contacting Staff/Students in an Emergency
Well.. in the current panic stricken world that is caused by this latest flu epidemic, I have been asked if there is any way that "something" could be set up so that we can contact the staff/students to tell them "the school is closed".
Now, the obvious thing to do is set up an email mailing/distribution list with every single staff/student in (or even two, one each). But the problem with that is, not everyone checks their email in the morning, before work (ermm.. no comment on this, ahem ).
So, does anyone have a way of contacting staff, students, parents, to tell them to PANIC! ... err.. not come into school ?
And, if so, how have you done this ?
Is this via email, text, phone ?
I suppose we would also want a 2nd message to say, "school open again", but this has less appeal to me. We used to have a telephone cascade, but it had never been tested, and it would fail, if people were unavailable.
I thought that there might be a company who would do this as a service, but I find nothing useful from Google.