School Emergency and Standard Notification System for Faculty and Staff
How this works. There are two levels of calling - emergency and standard.
Emergency is only used when we have to dismiss early or have a crisis. In this case all five numbers will be called and all five emails will be notified.
Standard is the more commonly used system which will be used for non-emergency notifications (e.g. a snow day or the kinds of notification that we did concerning a school event like Lumina). In this case only the first number will be called and the first email sent.
With this in mind, enter phone numbers and emails with some thought. The first number will be the one called at 5:00 a.m. when we are cancelling school for a snow day; you probably wouldn't want to enter your mother's phone number in this slot. More typically this would be your own number. People who are already registered with this service received a phone message with the Lumina plans and possible cancellation.
Do not enter Lincoln's phone number and your extension. This is an automated system and will only dial a single phone number and not extensions. If you enter 331-9696, the Front Desk will be deluged with calls and never know for whom they are intended, so you will never get the message.
Remember that faculty and students will also receive notification through FirstClass conferences and it will be posted on television stations, the Lincoln web site and the phone answering message will be changed.
you need to know about receiving calls sent through ALERTNOW
- Caller ID will display the
school’s main number - Lincoln School -
401-331-9696 - when a general announcement is delivered.
- Caller ID will
display 411 if
the message is an emergency.
- ALERTNOW will leave a message
on any answering machine or voicemail.
- If the ALERTNOW message
stops playing, press any key 1-9 and the message will
replay from the beginning.
- This is an automated system and will call a phone number only; it will not dial extensions.
The successful delivery of information
is dependent upon accurate contact information, so please
make certain that we have your most current phone numbers. If this information changes during the year,
please let Teryl know immediately.