We are excited to be able to move away from maintaining a separate emergency communication system to notify parents of snow days and other urgent matters, such as a late return from a field trip. Sycamore includes this capability—you no longer need to maintain a username and password for SchoolCast.
To prepare for a test notification that we’ll announce a little later…
Text only: this system uses short texts, no voice calls or lengthy texts. We plan that the short text will include a brief summary and direct you to a location for any additional details (typically email, Facebook, and/or our website).
You set up your notification request in Sycamore: follow these instructions so your cell phone will receive our notifications.
Contact a school office if your cell number is not correct: as we’ve mentioned earlier, moving to the new system exposed the fact we had old contact numbers for many families. We’ve made those corrections—but undoubtedly a few errors were made in the process. In the next few days would you check that your phone numbers are correct and let us know if they are not? You can call a school office (find direct numbers here) or email us with those changes.