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Rapid Notification System (“Autodialer”)

Eugene School District 4J has a rapid notification system that can be used to notify parents and guardians about emergency and high-priority situations as well as general school information. The same notification system also is used to notify parents about student absences.

It is critical that parents provide their schools with accurate and complete contact information so that messages will reach them in an emergency.

Text Messages

New in 2019–20: Your school may send you occasional text messages with important information such as safety alerts, attendance notifications, or other school information. Be sure your student’s school records include your phone number designated as a mobile phone, so that you will receive these periodic messages.

A confirmation message was sent in February 2020 to parents with a phone designated as a mobile phone in their student records. The message came from the short code 67587 and began with “You’re registered 4 SchoolMessenger notifications.”

If you received this message, you are subscribed to receive future text notifications. If you did not receive this message and you do wish to receive text notifications, you can add your mobile phone number in one of the following ways:

1. Log in to your ParentVUE account, go to “My Account” and add your phone number in the cell phone field, or

2. Contact your school office to add or designate a cell phone number. A mobile phone can be listed as both a home phone and a cell phone.

Messages will come from the short code 67587. Standard message and data rates may apply.

To stop receiving text messages to a particular phone number, reply STOP at any time. To opt back in to receiving messages, send Y or YES to 67587. To control how you receive different types of messages, go to go.schoolmessenger.com, create a login, and go to “Preferences” to change your settings.

Emergency Situations

Schools or the district may use the rapid notification system to communicate to parents and emergency contact persons during urgent situations. Emergency-related information may also be posted on the district’s website, www.4j.lane.edu, or on social media.

Messages are not automatic, nor are they instantaneous, as the school must have time to send a message with clear and confirmed information. However, once sent, messages will reach recipients very quickly.

Parents should not call the school office during emergency situations. Staff will be focused on student safety and will not be able to answer the phone. Additionally, overwhelming incoming calls can disrupt the phone system and make internal communication difficult.