Bloomsburg Area One Call
The Bloomsburg Area School District will use One Call, an automated emergency phone notification system, to communicate emergency closings, late openings, early dismissals, general announcements and any unscheduled closing or emergency situation that may happen during the school day. Please notify your child’s school’s main office as soon as possible if your contact numbers change at any point during the school year. For families new to the Bloomsburg Area School District, here are some frequently asked questions and answers about One Call:
1. Can I opt out of receiving early morning school closing calls but still receive other types of One Call emergency messages?
No. If parents request to have all phone numbers removed from the One Call system then they will not receive any type of phone calls from One Call, including emergency messages sent from the system during the school day. Weather-related emergency closing information will continue to be broadcast on local TV networks.
Parents who are concerned about receiving early morning calls on inclement weather school closing days may want to consider changing their numbers on file to cell phone or work numbers. While the system can call up to three numbers per student, parents are not required to have three numbers on file. Some parents have stated that they plan to turn cell phones off or turn home phone ringers down on snow days if they do not want to receive the early morning call.
2. How many phone numbers per student can be called?
3. Will the system call all of the numbers on file?
Yes. All three numbers on file will be called even if the first call is answered. The system will leave a voicemail or answering machine message if no one answers the phone. If you use the same phone numbers for more than one child, duplicate numbers will only be called once.
4. What should I do if my work number has an extension?
The system can only accept direct phone numbers. Consider using a cell phone number or other direct phone number in place of a number with an extension.
5. How can I ensure that I receive a call?
One Call is recognized for providing superior phone notification solutions. In order to ensure that you receive a call, it is essential that we have accurate phone number information on file. Please notify your school office if any of your contact numbers change.
6. Does One Call send email or text messages?
Text, not at this time. One Call will send e-mails but they will contain only updates with information on school district announcements, activities, events and meetings, please join our email notification program by contacting your child’s school’s office.
7. What if I do not receive a call from One Call and the weather is inclement?
It is possible that a technical problem beyond our control could cause you not to receive a call on one of your emergency phone numbers. If you suspect that there may be a school closing and you have not received a call from One Call, please call your child’s school’s main office to confirm the status of school.