Emergency Notification Systems

DESCRIPTION

The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center offers school districts emergency notification and mass messaging services through the partnerships with Connect-ED,  K12 Alerts and School Messenger.

These services pick up where people leave off. Within seconds, administrators can send emergency messages about snow days, emergency closings, power outages, lockdowns and other events to parents and staff via emails, voice (land lines and mobile phones) and text messages to cell phones. If no one is immediately available, the systems will also leave phone messages.

These systems allow districts to:

  • Deliver thousands of personalized messages in minutes via phones, text to cell phones, and/or e-mails
  • Send messages district wide, per school, grade and established sub-group
  • Track messages and message delivery with on-line reports
  • Integrate with SIS
  • Assist school districts improve communication to parents and staff via streamlined, efficient, automated communication
  • Fully hosted services

LHRIC service offer:The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center offers the following benefits to districts that sign up for this service with any of the three providers:

The LHRIC will purchase the product on behalf of school districts at the consortium’s rates. (Pricing is based on student population)

  • Become the liaison between vendor and district
  • Assist in problem resolutions
  • Assist with data extracts and Ad-Hoc trainings
  • Hold user-group meetings