Thursday, May 26, 2011

Message from the County - One Call Now

May 2011

To Parents of all Paulding County School District Students:

For the past several years, the school distrcit has utilized a parent phone notification service called Ntec.  That company has been purchased by One Call Now.  Effective Friday, May 13th, the notification calls that you receive from the school district will be from One Call Now.

Calls you receive from either the school of the district will be lited on the caller-ID as: 877-698-3261.  If you have this number listed in your cell phone contacts, you may want to identify it as One Call Now

For the remainder of this school year we will be utilizing the voice and phone features of One Call Now.  With the start of the 2011-2012 school term, we will begin implementing other features that One Call Now offers including e-mail, SMS text messageing options, polling questions, and web-site links. 

When you receive a call from One Call Now, you should hear a 1-2 second tone followed by a general greeting (example: Please hold for an important message from the Paulding County School Distrcit).  After the message has played you can press the # button to repeat the message.

If you receive a message and need to listen to it again at a later time or you did not catch the entire message, you can call into the One Call Now system and listen to the most recent messages sent to your phone.  Simply call the toll free number 877-698-3261 and the system will recognize the number you are calling from and, if it is on the list, will play the most recent message.  If the number you are callin gfrom is not currently on the list, it will ask you to input your primary 10-digit phone number. 

As with the previous system, the school district will use One Call Now to inform parents of school closings, early release, an other important district-wide news.  Individual school will send informational messages to parents regarding upcoming events and activities. 

The Paulding County School District has always been committed to the safety and security of our students.  The One Call Now notification system is a valuable and welcome addition to our overall school safety program. 

Thank you.