Rossford School District uses Power Announcement as new alert sy - Toledo News Now, News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Rossford School District uses Power Announcement as new alert system

ROSSFORD, OH (Toledo News Now) - Rossford Schools used a new alert system Wednesday to notify parents of delays. Power Announcement was adopted by the district this summer.  Parents can receive text messages, phone calls and emails through the system.

It is similar to the old system Honeywell, except for the fact that it is run through one software system. The student software system runs it and it cost around $4,000 less than Honeywell. The cost averages roughly $1.25 per student.

Parents log their information through the parent portal section of the Rossford School District website and they will receive reports of delays, closings and other announcements.

"Basically we can send out a message about anything, we can send out district newsletters via email through that system, we can send text messages, so anything that we want to notify parents about we can send through there," said Sandy Smith, Rossford Director of Technology.

Since it was implemented in July, feedback for Power Announcement has been largely positive from parents.

Copyright 2012 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.    

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Supporters of the Affordable Care Act rally against possible repeal

    Supporters of the Affordable Care Act rally against possible repeal

    Friday, March 24 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-03-24 04:12:04 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    It's been seven years since President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. And for those affected or simply in support of the law, that was something worth celebrating.

    More >>

    It's been seven years since President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. And for those affected or simply in support of the law, that was something worth celebrating.

    More >>
  • First Alert Forecast: Temperatures to soar on Friday!

    First Alert Forecast: Temperatures to soar on Friday!

    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Temperatures will soar into the low 70s on Friday. 

    More >>

    Temperatures will soar into the low 70s on Friday. 

    More >>
  • Toledo announces precautionary boil advisory due to malfunction

    Toledo announces precautionary boil advisory due to malfunction

    Thursday, March 23 2017 11:27 PM EDT2017-03-24 03:27:51 GMT
    (Source: AP Images)(Source: AP Images)

    An electrical malfunction in the High Service Pumping Station at Collins Park Water Treatment Plant resulted in uneven water pressure throughout the system this afternoon, according to Toledo city officials. 

    More >>

    An electrical malfunction in the High Service Pumping Station at Collins Park Water Treatment Plant resulted in uneven water pressure throughout the system this afternoon, according to Toledo city officials. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly