Although it is difficult to think about snow and ice right now during these pleasant autumn days, we do need to prepare for the possibility of a school closing due to inclement weather.
New for the 2016 – 2017 school year, Ramapo Indian Hills will be using SchoolMessenger for notifying the FLOW community of emergency notifications such as school closing information or other urgent news (delayed openings, early dismissals, graduation venue changes, etc.). Messages are delivered by phone, email, and/or text. The SchoolMessenger Notification system allows us to sync directly with the Guardian contact information in Genesis. This means you will not need to log into two separate systems in order to manage your contact information.
We will test our SchoolMessenger Alert system in the early evening of Thursday, October 13th. Please make sure to log into Genesis Parent Access and update your Guardian contact information. Please do so as soon as possible by following these steps:
1. Login to parent access
2. Click on the Contacts tab
3. Update current Guardian contact information. *
* If a Guardian is missing and needs to be added or is listed as an Emergency contact, please email your school Guidance Department at:
Please note only the home and cell phone will be contacted for both Guardian 1 and Guardian 2. Guardian work numbers as well as Emergency Contacts will not be contacted.
You will need to register your cell phone with SchoolMessenger in order to receive text messages from Ramapo Indian Hills. On the night of the test call you will receive a test text message that says:
"Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District alerts. Reply Y 2 confirm, HELP 4 info. Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq varies. schoolmessenger.com/txt".
You will need to reply Y in order to get future texts. If you do not reply you will not get any text messages.
Our test will be more effective because you will know definitively whether you have received our test message at each of the numbers and/or email addresses you provided.
Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.