How do you communicate when every second counts? What are you doing to increase parental involvement? SchoolCast is a flexible notification system that helps you make the grade with your parents, students, faculty, staff and community leaders by utilizing multiple forms of communication during both emergency and non-emergency situations.
A single SchoolCast™ alert can deliver a message to your entire school district within moments via voice, text to speech, SMS text, enhanced email, social media and RSS feeds.
“Our partnership with SchoolCast has allowed Girard City Schools to improve parent communication by sending out alerts for school closings, upcoming important events, and safety issues that parents need to know. These alerts are sent instantly or delayed if need be. Because of SchoolCast, our parents and staff know what they need to know, when they need to know it!”
Girard City Schools
“The SchoolCast support staff is second to none. Whenever our system thinks of a new way to use SchoolCast, the technical support staff at SchoolCast makes it happen. Our system has found unlimited uses for SchoolCast.”
Joy T., Ed.D.
Commerce County Schools
“Parent communication plays a large part in providing a safe secure learning environment for the children in our program. SchoolCast allows us to reach our parents quickly and efficiently. It handles our daily communication easily, but the security in knowing that we have a tool to reach parents in a crisis is invaluable.”
First Baptist Church of Trussville, W.E.E. Center
“We love SchoolCast. It allows me instant communication with parents, students, and staff. Our school system adopted SchoolCast several years ago and added our band too. We couldn’t be happier with it. The High Ground Solutions staff works quickly to address concerns or to help get us set-up each term.”
Rhea County High School
SchoolCast provides you with everything your school needs to provide the best possible communication experience for your students, faculty, staff and community.
Ensure key decision makers receive weather information directly from The National Weather Service to keep your school family safe. Receive alerts for weather events in your area in five easy steps, using the SchoolCast Weather Monitor.
One size doesn’t always fit all. Some users want to hear from you in different ways and languages. SchoolCast’s “User Language Preferences” feature enables you to quickly and effectively communicate to all recipients in their preferred language.
You may choose to allow parents to gain access to the SchoolCast Dashboard. Here, parents can update and add their individual contacts and contact information. Doing so, also allows parents to share in the responsibility of data accuracy. The SchoolCast Dashboard also provides parents with the ability to view and retrieve any time/date stamped alert or message sent during the current school year.
There are some messages you tend to repeat often. Use SchoolCast Templates to create and store your voice, text to speech, email and text messages for future use.
SchoolCast’s full integration with Alertus Electronic Signs, Desktop Solutions, and Panic Button makes mass notification easy when every second counts.
One of the main characteristics that separates SchoolCast from many competitors is that SchoolCast has established key relationships with many of the nation’s leading Student Information Systems (SIS) and Child Nutrition Programs (CNP). Having the ability to fully integrate with a variety of third party vendors, allows SchoolCast to make communication even easier. As a result, calls, emails and text messages to parents about their student’s daily attendance and/or lunch balance can be configured and scheduled with ease and greater precision.
In a crisis or emergency, every second counts. Saving a few steps to launch your alert or message can be most helpful. The “Emergency Quick Launch” tool was specifically designed to keep everyone in your school safe and informed during a crisis situation. It allows you the ability to quickly get a message out to everyone associated with your school utilizing multiple forms of communication.
Sharing a link to your voice alert can be a big time-saver while providing an additional solution for quickly reaching your voice alert recipients. SchoolCast’s Voice Alerts within Email and Text feature offers flexible delivery of voice alerts. Proactively ensure all your recipients hear your message by providing a link to your voice alert within email, text and social media.
According to PEW Research Center, 74% of adults use social networking sites. SchoolCast allows you the opportunity to communicate with your parents where they are by providing you with the option to post your messages on your personal and/or school social media accounts.
With SchoolCast you are able to confidently measure the success of email messages with Advanced Email Tracking. SchoolCast’s Advanced Email Tracking feature provides useful information regarding your email alerts. It allows you the ability to instantly access the successfulness of email messages.
According to Morgan Stanley, 97% of text messages are opened vs. only 5% of emails. Be sure your message is received with SchoolCast. SchoolCast’s innovative texting features give limitless possibilities to texting messages. SchoolCast administrators can send informative text messages complete with file attachments.
Most people prefer a phone call, especially in emergency situations. SchoolCast offers you the ability to personalize your message by recording your own voice or you can type out your message for a SchoolCast Text to Speech voice to read.