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Emergency and Closure Notifications

  • There are many reasons why your school or the District may need to notify you. We are always striving to seek the right balance of making sure you are kept informed – in the most useful way – and not overwhelming you. Below are both some of the common reasons we will communicate with you and the methods by which we will reach out to you. As always, our ability to communicate with you is only as good as the information we have. Please be sure to keep your phone number and e-mail address current in our Synergy Student Information System, which you can access through ParentVUE.

    Reasons why we may contact you:

    • Daily attendance calls
    • Inclement weather
    • Emergencies
    • Safety incidents
    • Regular communication from your child’s school (e.g. principal newsletter)
    • Event reminders (e.g. conferences)
    • Other


    Platform Description
    District Website Our website, www.4J.Lane.Edu, is your main source of information about what is happening in the District.
    Flash Alert Emergency Notification System Eugene School District 4J uses an Internet-based service for weather-related school closure information and to relay important information to the public in the event of an emergency. The public can sign-up for Flash Alerts to receive emergency alert messages via push notifications to your mobile device through the Flash Alert app. Click on the link to be directed to the site for Lane County School District and select Eugene 4J for messages. Flash Alert is also the system we use to send out press releases for important events or accomplishments within the District.
    Local Radio and TV stations Local Radio and TV Stations will receive information and updates from the Flash Alert system regarding school district emergencies and inclement weather delays and closures.
    School Notifications Alternate methods of communication, such as phone calls, broadcast phone messages, and/or letters may be used as appropriate. Please check with your child’s school for information on procedures. It is essential that you provide reliable emergency contact information to your child’s school to ensure you or an authorized designee can be reached quickly in the event of an emergency.
    SMS Text Messages Parents and 4J staff in our database will receive SMS text alerts. Keep in mind that unless your information is up to date in our Synergy Student Information System or, for staff, you will not receive a text.
    Facebook and Twitter The District’s Facebook and Twitter pages are immediately updated when a weather delay/closure or other emergency message is sent out via FlashAlert. We will also use these sites to post additional information as needed.