FCA Uses Instant Alert Broadcast System
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Keeping parents informed and involved help to assure student safety and improve student success. With today's on-the-go lifestyles, it has become more difficult for schools to reach families quickly and effectively. This is why our school has implemented an alert system called Honeywell Instant Alert ® for Schools.
Instant Alert for Schools is an essential tool for notification and communication. Within minutes of an emergency, school officials can use Instant Alert to deliver a single, clear message to the students' parents or guardians by telephone, cell phone, e-mail, pager or PDA in any combination. Instant Alert can also be used to notify you of a school closing due to inclement weather. It's an equally effective way to keep you informed of everyday activities, such as event times and locations as well as schedule changes.
Instant Alert is Internet based, allowing each family to maintain a secure, password protected online profile. A link is provided (see below) with this letter to an instruction sheet explaining how to access the system and create your custom profile. You can log into your profile at any time to update your contact information. Maintaining the accuracy of your profile is solely in your hands and doing so will increase the ability of the school to keep you informed exactly as you prefer.
Your online profile will enable you to:
• Input your personal contact information (home, work, PDA, etc.)
• Select which type of school information you would like to receive on each of your contact devices
• Add contact information of other caretakers of your children, such as a grandparent or neighbor
The system is ready for you to use at https://instantalert.honeywell.com. We encourage all of you to take advantage of this opportunity, as we will be utilizing this system for most of our school-to-home communication.
If you need assistance with your profile, please go to https://instantalert.honeywell.com and click on the Help Request link on the lower right hand side of the page, or contact the school at 740-654-2889; extension 307. Be sure to set your e-mail spam filter to receive e-mail from Honeywell.com.
Additional help is also available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org . If you do not have access to a computer, please feel free to come to the school to use our facilities. We hope you enjoy this alert service!
School Closing Announcements at FCA
Even though winter weather is fairly unpredicible, FCA's administration tries to make an early morning decision to close school no later than 5:30AM when possible. Most of our FCA parents prefer to receive the broadcast call around 6:30. Therefore, if an announcement to close is being made in the morning, the administration sends out a broadcast to all academy families between 6:20 - 6:30AM. Some parents who live further distances away from FCA would prefer to get the call earlier if possible. If you are one of those families, you may request to "opt in" to the earlier call, which will usually be made around 5:30AM. To be a part of the early call group, contact Mr. Reck, FCA Asst. Supt. and request to be added to the early call group. Click the button below, to opt in to the early group.