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DeKalb Schools Launching New Alert System

The new service, called K12 Alerts, is free and available to everyone who wants updates about local schools.

A new service called K12 Alerts will keep parents, staff members and residents informed of weather related closings and early dismissals as well as other important news affecting DeKalb County Schools.

The system's website reports that this new automated notification service will send news via email, text message and voicemail. K12 Alerts also works on iPads/iPhones or any Internet enabled device or computer. The free service also allows messages to be translated into multiple languages and is available to anyone who registers for it.

"This new channel will be an essential tool to provide important information to parents, teachers and others in the DeKalb Schools community,” said Dr. Cheryl Atkinson, Superintendent of the DeKalb County School District.

Those interested in receiving messages from DeKalb Schools can register through K12 Alert’s secure online portal or by visiting the DeKalb School’s homepage. More information about K12 Alerts is available here

Kevin Madigan March 29, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Patch blogger and cell tower activist Cheryl Miller commented on this article via email: "If anything good has come from our cell tower battle, perhaps it shall be that the school system realizes the importance of having a way to communicate with the community (not just parents) rather that relying on the PTA (and placing them in the middle when word doesn't get out). It is important for residents without children to understand that these messages may contain important information for them, too, so everyone who pays property tax should consider signing up since they are all "stakeholders" in the education system! I just signed up and it literally took me less than 30 seconds to do so."

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