In today’s digital landscape, school administrators are increasingly under pressure to enhance school safety and security, increase parental involvement, improve student achievement and build community engagement. AlertNow is an industry-leading rapid notification service, designed specifically for the K-12 community, to send out messages to a large number of people quickly and effectively. AlertNow, a service of Blackboard Connect, is implemented in thousands of schools throughout all 50 states to provide a cost-effective, reliable and user-friendly communication solution to educators.
With AlertNow, educational administrators and leaders can send out voice calls, email messages or SMS messages to students, parents and staff. Establishing a reliable channel for communicating helps schools and districts share information effectively and efficiently. In time-sensitive situations, parents and guardians can receive information and details directly from the school. Not just for emergencies, AlertNow is beneficial in sending out routine school messages, such as attendance reports, low lunch balance alerts and event and meeting reminders.