Schools need to not only notify staff about any impending school closures, they also need to notify all the parents of students. It is crucial that parents are informed quickly as they may need to arrange for alternative childcare to be put in place and can mean a parent will have to be absent from work. Schools are also under pressure to protect all children. This means that they need to ensure that travel to school is not dangerous as this can have consequences if travel is dangerous and the school remains open. To ensure all staff and parents are informed as quickly as possible, SMS notifications can be used as an extremely effective way to inform all parties quickly and accurately that schools are to remain open or close.
SMS can also be helpful for last-minute notifications when, for one reason or another, an earlier communication with parents has not taken place but needs to immediately take place in order to avoid disruption.
We are able to link to your school MIS once approval for access has been given. Supported MIS include: SIMS, Arbor, RM Integris, ScholarPack, Bromcom, Engage, Progresso, WCBS, iSAMS, Pupil Asset. Support for SEEMiS is expected soon. Our services are suitable for schools who are current Groupcall users or who are considering such services.
For the education sector our message pricing is reduced from our standard pricing. As standard you receive an account that has the capacity to handle as many SMS per day as you require and 10x5 support (0800-1800 UK local time, Mon-Fri). If you are an existing Groupcall user then we aim to provide an equivalent or better service to your establishment at a more competitive price.
Please see Message Suite for a description of the services included in the package for the education sector.
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