STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to communicate timely, school-related information to parents, teachers and citizens through the tools they use every day, the DeKalb County School District is launching a new automated notification service that sends school news via email, text message and voicemail. The new service, called K12 Alerts, is free and available to everyone who wants to know more about DeKalb Schools.
K12 Alerts will keep parents, DeKalb Schools staff members and local residents informed of everything from weather related school closings and early dismissals to other important news impacting the School District. The service also allows messages to be translated into multiple languages.
"One of our core goals is to better engage our stakeholders, and 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. "The system also leverages technology to reach a wider group of stakeholders, including multilingual audiences and families that do not have access to traditional media or the Internet."
K12 Alerts works on iPads/iPhones or any Internet enabled device or computer. Anyone interested in receiving messages from DeKalb Schools can register by visiting the DeKalb School's homepage at www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/.
About K12 Alerts
K12 Alerts® was established in 2002 after 9/11 to find a better way to communicate with large groups of people during a crisis. The K12 Alerts® platform is a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution created to enable school administrators to effortlessly record, send, and track targeted messages to groups in minutes. The K12 Alerts® system allows school officials in one-click to publish an alert or newsletter to Social Media outlets like Facebook and Twitter. K12 Alerts® also provides an Electronic Student Emergency Cards portal that parents may update and administrators can access in a few keystrokes; providing doctor, allergy and other critical student information about each child. K12 Alerts® is growing rapidly throughout the United States and in 2011 received a Top 100 Products of the Year Award from District Administration magazine. Founded in 2002, K12 Alerts is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y. with a West Coast Office located on Bainbridge Island, WA. K12 Alerts is Patent Pending. For more information, please visit www.k12alerts.com or call 888-291-2090.
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