For communicating with parents, students and staff, the choice is elementary.
Global Connect's Parent Notification System allows you to reach parents, students and staff members instantly, inexpensively and securely. Global Connect's unsurpassed speed and capacity makes it easy to contact thousands of people within minutes.
Global Connect is the perfect solution for routine messaging events, such as contacting parents with tardy, absence or discipline notifications, broadcasting club or team news, giving School Board reminders, and communicating testing or report card distribution dates. Once they receive your call, parents can easily confirm absences, schedule conference appointments, provide or request information with the touch of a button, using our Direct-Connect instant callback feature.
Sometimes it's necessary to contact parents, students or staff with a message that is anything but routine. From weather-related announcements and schedule changes to warnings of extreme emergencies or crisis situations, Global Connect is the simplest, easiest and most economical way to reach your contacts. Our real-time reporting feature allows you to see which contacts have been reached, and our instant callback feature allows contacts to return the call for more information. The system is 100% web-based, giving you the ability to deploy a message at any time, from any location. Only a telephone or a computer with Internet access is required to record and send a message.
Global Connect's interactive keypad makes it a natural choice for conducting polls and surveys. Contacts simply press a button to indicate their opinion or preference, and the system produces real-time, detailed, customized reports that can be analyzed as the poll is taking place or downloaded for later analysis.
Quick Thinking - And Quick Calling - Find Missing Pennsylvania Girl
A school district in Pennsylvania had been using the Global Connect system for routine messages such as school closing and absence notifications, but when a fourth grader went missing, the school discovered just how effective the system can be during a crisis. While police officers combed the area between the girl's home and the school with bullhorns, the school Principal sent a voice message broadcast to each of the parents in the district. "I was able to call every one of our contacts within minutes," explained the Principal. "I gave a description of our student, asked parents to watch for her, and requested that they ask friends and neighbors to do the same." The quick thinking of the Principal paid off, as did the quick calls made possible by Global Connect's unsurpassed speed and capacity. The fourth grader was found unharmed, and the police department was so impressed by the system's effectiveness that they are researching its use for emergency notification.