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One Call Now Notification System Puts An End To Lunch Shaming

The Hayward Unified School District, with more than 20,000 students in 31 schools in San Francisco’s East Bay, knew it needed a new approach to notifying families about owed balances for school lunches. The district used mailed notices to notify families to apply for free and reduced-price lunches or to pay outstanding balances. In some […]

Reaching Your Community with Vacation Bible School (VBS)

It’s that time of year again, time to plan and promote this summer’s VBS! VBS is a major undertaking, but one of the most important outreach campaigns a church does during the year. Many new members and families begin as VBS attendees. According to Lifeway Facts & Trends, over 2.5 million people enrolled in VBS […]

Environmental Toxin Awareness after Natural Disasters

In the face of a changing climate, extreme weather events are increasingly likely to occur. Hurricanes may be more frequent and more intense, while other parts of the world suffer from a drying climate and heightened risk of wildfires. Natural disasters themselves are often the primary concern, but what about the aftermath? Dealing with the […]

Protect Students, Teachers, Staff

Anonymous helpline gives students a way to report problems Every day, countless children are bullied at school. Many of us can relate with our own tales of being teased on the playground. However, bullying today is unlike the days of old. In the past kids could go home to the safety of their homes and […]

Tornado Preparedness Starts Now

As tornado season gets underway it’s time to get prepared. There was a small outbreak of 10 tornadoes in the Southern United States on January 21st and 22nd. Then there were 44 tornadoes confirmed in the month of February in the US. Although the 2018 season isn’t predicted to be as bad as 2017, there have already […]

5 Steps to Improving Staffing Communication

You exchange a multitude of important information with your staff every day. But how you communicate that information can mean the difference between an efficient, streamlined process and a waste of everyone’s time. Whether you’re sending out calls for open shifts or conducting a simple staff survey, One Call Now can help you maximize productivity while minimizing […]

Plan, Train, Practice, Repeat

We cannot emphasize this enough when it comes to the familiarization and operation of your One Call Now System. If the recent events in Hawaii (missile warning) and the East Coast (tsunami warning) have taught us one thing it is that training and practice is necessary. One Call Now was not a part of either […]

Texting Misses The Mark

Everyone uses text messaging. Don’t they? Why use a communication method that reaches most people instead of using the methods that reach all people? Let’s discuss the pitfalls of text-only messaging versus using a multiple method communication plan to reach your residents. Missed Messages There are still large populations of people (your customers?  your employees?) who do not […]