ParentCall: The Snow Solution

From: Call-Systems technology
Published: Mon Jan 11 2010

The current snow and terrible weather conditions have led to school closures and disruption to pupil learning. They've also highlighted the need for schools and colleges to be able to contact parents quickly and effectively. Call-Systems Technology (CST), of Edgware in Middlesex, says it's new ParentCall™ provides the answer.

ParentCall is an online web-based solution that delivers messages by email, text to mobile phones or text to voice on landlines. It's a fast, secure and efficient method that ensures the message is delivered to the right person at the right time. ParentCall also allows the parent to reply to the message via email or text, keeping both the parent and school or college in contact at all times.

"For example, using ParentCall a school can let parents know instantly if it is closed for the day due to the snow," says Peter Hutchinson, Managing Director of CST. "Because the message is sent by the method (or methods) each parent prefers, text, email or phone, there's a much higher chance that it will get through. Plus, the message goes to all parents at the same time, there's no delay.

"Equally, if a school has to close during the day, ParentCall lets parents respond to the message quickly, for example to warn the school if they may be delayed picking up their child."

ParentCall delivers clear benefits in terms of safety but it isn't just for emergencies – it's a simple and effective way to keep parents in the loop about school news, their child's progress and so on. "Better communication is one of the most effective ways to involve parents and keep them onside," says Hutchinson.

ParentCall is the latest addition to CST's portfolio of communications products for education, which also includes two-way radios, DECT phones and pager systems.

For details freephone Call-Systems Technology on 0800 389 5642, email the company at or visit the CST website
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