Mayflower Schools can keep you informed by Phone, Text Messages, and E-mail
In our effort to improve communication between parents and school, Mayflower Schools has implemented a telephone broadcast system that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone and text messaging within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation or late start. The service may also be used from time-to-time to communicate general announcements or reminders. With e-mail, you can receive newsletters, event details, forms, surveys, and more. This service is provided by School Messenger, a company specializing in school-to-parent communications. Mayflower Schools will also continue to report school closings due to snow or weather on local tv stations and our website.
When used, the service will call all phone numbers in our selected parent contact lists and will deliver a recorded message from a school administrator. The service will deliver the message to both live answer and answering machines. No answers (phones ringing over 40 sec.) and busy signals will be automatically retried twice in fifteen minute intervals after the initial call. These services are available to you at no cost, but standard text messaging rates do apply, so check your cellular data plan before signing up. Mayflower Schools is not responsible or liable for any incurred text messaging charges.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
1) This requires NO registration by the parent on the School Messenger website.
2) All information and contact numbers are strictly secure and confidential and are only used for the purposes described herein.
Here is some specific information you should know:
School Messenger, the service provider, uses the best available technology in the industry to detect the difference between human answer and machine or voicemail answer.
Here’s how detection works:
Some reasons for false detection:
What can be done to remedy this?
Please make every effort to provide the school with current and accurate phone information any time there is a change to ensure that you do not miss important information.