Emergency phone broadcast (BlackboardConnect)
Parents and guardians of Eudora Schools students receive immediate broadcasts of urgent information on the phone thanks to a partnership with Blackboard Connect, a service that allows a recorded message to be delivered to as many as thousands of phones in the community very quickly. The system enables district and school personnel to simultaneously notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that might cause early dismissal, school cancellation or late start. Messages are in the voice of a principal or someone else from the district and include all pertinent information about the emergency.
Parents need not register for the service; home or primary numbers collected on enrollment forms will be used. To indicate additional numbers, such as a cell phone or work number, contact your child's school office. Personal information and contact numbers are strictly secure and confidential, and families will not receive any non-school messages as a result of this service.
For more information about how Blackboard is used by the district on "snow day" closings in the evening or early morning, download this document.