Methven Primary School uses School Alert to send message alerts and reminders to school families. This cloud-based service allows parents to select the platform that they wish to receive the alerts/reminders via.
School Alert allows us to send three types of alerts:
- Normal: This is used to keep parents/caregivers up-to-date with happenings around the school (including school newsletters) and to send out reminders.
Alerts are sent via email and parents/caregivers can also receive alerts via various apps including Facebook Messenger and Twitter.There is no cost to the school to send out a Normal alert.
- Urgent: We send out important updates (e.g. school closures) via the urgent messages.
Alerts go to emails, apps and SMS texts. If a person has a non-mobile phone, School Alert calls them up and reads our alert to you. Cost to the school (12c per text, 9c per mobile voicemail, 3c per landline voicemail).
- Critical: This is a new level of alert where messages are sent via emails, apps and voice calls for all phones.