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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 […]

New Ohio Law Will Require Schools to Have a Notification System

Many schools throughout the country have a notification protocol in place for events such as school closings, emergencies and as a way to keep parents informed about special events. Now, there is one more reason for your school district to enact a cross-platform notification system in Ohio — not having one in place may soon be against the law. […]

The Science and Art of Snow Days

When the weather forecast calls for snow, many households are abuzz with the question, “Will they or won’t they cancel school?” While snow day calls may sometimes seems arbitrary, there’s actually a method to the madness, and it starts long before that first snowflake falls. Let’s take a closer look. A Science-Backed Art There are […]

Is Your School Ready? Rancho Tehama Elementary School Was

It is every parent, teacher and school administrator’s worst nightmare: an active shooter is loose in the halls of your school. Are you 100 percent certain that everyone will know what to do, how to react and keep children and teachers safe in the event of an emergency of this magnitude? A school in California […]

Will Your School Be Used as a Polling Place?

There are roughly 98,000 public schools in the U.S. as of last count, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Given their omnipresence in cities and towns throughout the country, it’s hardly a surprise that many of them serve as polling places for both local and national elections. However, while this practice may make […]

You talkin’ to me? No soup for you!

School newsletters are going out yet again reminding parents to pay their kids’ school fees for the year. They’re due in September… it’s now April and most schools are thousands of dollars short. That’s a lot of money and I’m sure many of the parents who owe fees don’t realize that they’re the ones who […]

One Call Now Chosen as Charter Advantage Partner for Parent Notification Services

One Call Now Celebrates CCSA Schools by Offering $1.50/Student Service The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) marks its 20th year helping charter schools succeed and as a Charter Advantage partner, One Call Now is excited to help them celebrate by providing CCSA members access to One Call Now’s robust parent notification services for just $1.50 […]

Speaking up for Safer Schools

Every day, countless children attend school and are ruthlessly harassed. Untold others bring weapons to school, threatening to harm their peers. Still other innumerable youth attempt suicide. And sometimes, disregarded threats become terrifying reality. We’ll never have precise statistics to assign to these unsettling truths. Even more sobering are the questions we ask after tragedy […]

Making the Call to Close School… with an App!

Weather is finicky at best in the winter months—this year more than most. Pinpointing whether climate conditions merit a school delay or closing can be a daunting task without a parent notification system. The ability to assess the situation early in the morning (versus the night before) and choosing to use a notification system to […]