We have always believed that any way in which we can improve communication between our school system and our parents is a win-win situation for everyone involved. Therefore, Fairfield Area School District is pleased to share the following information with you. Beginning in the 2014-15 school year Fairfield Area School District has incorporated One Call Now, an automated parent notification service, into our system of communication that will allow us to contact thousands of parents within minutes.
How Does One Call Now Work? One Call Now allows school personnel to keep you updated quickly and efficiently with personalized messages and helps you, as a parent, stay actively involved in your child’s education. As a parent, if you choose to participate in One Call Now, you may select two ways to be contacted. They are:
*At least one phone number given to the school has to fall into the category of Primary Notification.
Importance of Accurate Contact Information – If you choose to participate in One Call Now, for it to work effectively and efficiently it is important that each school in our district has updated phone numbers and email addresses. The One Call Now system will call the home, cell or any phone number to which you need a message sent. During our initial set up we are asking each family to provide one phone number per family. Eventually each child enrolled in our school system may have up to six phone numbers that link to his or her parents, grandparents, child-care provider, etc. Also, on our school website you will find a link to One Call Now that will allow you to add extra numbers to our database. Also, there may be times when your child’s school will communicate with you via email. Like the phone numbers, you may supply one email address at which to be contacted, but you may later add up to five additional email addresses. When accessing the Self-Portal on the District Website, please be sure to use the portal on the correct webpage (High School, Middle School or Elementary School).