A new school notification system is now being used by all Catholic Schools in Fort McMurray.
The “School Messenger” will allow district administration to quickly send parents and or guardians a quick message via email, text or by phone if any emergency happens around the school.
This could mean the school is under one of their safety protocols such as: lockdown, holds & secure and shelters in place.
Though this new tool is here to give parents information as quickly as possible, communication might not be instantaneous as the first priority for staff is to make sure the students and themselves are safe.
In a side note, the tool will also share information about school events such as school assemblies, hot lunch and information about important days at school.
The notification system will use the contact information already gathered by the school. If there are any changes to this information, the school district says it’s very important the school gets the updated contacts as soon as possible.
Now before you can start getting these messages, you must “opt in” this service. All parents and guardians will receive a text message with a five-digit code from the “School Messenger”.
For those who don’t want to use this new tool, these families must contact their child’s school so they can arrange for an alternate line of communication.