YGW ALERT SYSTEM UPDATES

Parent Contact Information and Preferences Form

 COMPLETING THE FORM

Please complete all fields below for each parent and we will use that information for all of your children registered at YGW. Accuracy of the information inputted is critical because it will be directly uploaded into the database. Do not leave any data fields blank. If a field does not apply (eg, no cell phone or no work email), then enter “none”. All radio buttons for YES or NO selection are required. The check boxes are optional to further customize the contact methods for the different announcement categories.

Enter all phone numbers with the following format: 301-962-5111

All parent entries must be completed by December 1, 2016 to be included in the system verification test.

HOW THE ALERT SYSTEM IS USED

YGW sends out broadcast communications to the parent body for all types of reasons which fall into four categories:

1)     General Announcement – academic and administrative matters

2)     Important Announcement – General Announcements with high priority or short deadline

3)     School Closure/Schedule Change – due to inclement weather, facility issues or late schedule changes

4)     Emergency Alert – notification of a true emergency and any actions or non-actions necessary

The available notification methods for each category follow. Parents may choose any and all methods available. Required methods for certain categories are noted.

 

Category Type

Email

Voice Message

Text Message

Comments

General Announcement

P

n/a

n/a

Email Required

Important Announcement

P

n/a

P

Email Required

School Closure/Schedule Change

P

P

P

At least one selected

Emergency

P

P

P

All methods used, irrespective of selected preferences

For new parents to the school, the default is contact by all methods unless otherwise specified.

-        For returning parents, the default is to use prior year presences, but it is highly advisable to complete the form which will provide any updates or desired changes.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE ENTIRE FORM IN THE SCROLLBOX BELOW AND HIT THE SUBMIT BUTTON WHEN FINISHED 

YGW ALERT SYSTEM UPDATES

Parent Contact Information and Preferences Form

 COMPLETING THE FORM

Please complete all fields below for each parent and we will use that information for all of your children registered at YGW. Accuracy of the information inputted is critical because it will be directly uploaded into the database. Do not leave any data fields blank. If a field does not apply (eg, no cell phone or no work email), then enter “none”. All radio buttons for YES or NO selection are required. The check boxes are optional to further customize the contact methods for the different announcement categories.

Enter all phone numbers with the following format: 301-962-5111

All parent entries must be completed by December 1, 2016 to be included in the system verification test.

HOW THE ALERT SYSTEM IS USED

YGW sends out broadcast communications to the parent body for all types of reasons which fall into four categories:

1)     General Announcement – academic and administrative matters

2)     Important Announcement – General Announcements with high priority or short deadline

3)     School Closure/Schedule Change – due to inclement weather, facility issues or late schedule changes

4)     Emergency Alert – notification of a true emergency and any actions or non-actions necessary

The available notification methods for each category follow. Parents may choose any and all methods available. Required methods for certain categories are noted.

 

Category Type

Email

Voice Message

Text Message

Comments

General Announcement

P

n/a

n/a

Email Required

Important Announcement

P

n/a

P

Email Required

School Closure/Schedule Change

P

P

P

At least one selected

Emergency

P

P

P

All methods used, irrespective of selected preferences

For new parents to the school, the default is contact by all methods unless otherwise specified.

-        For returning parents, the default is to use prior year presences, but it is highly advisable to complete the form which will provide any updates or desired changes.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE ENTIRE FORM IN THE SCROLLBOX BELOW AND HIT THE SUBMIT BUTTON WHEN FINISHED