|Parents Can Stay Notified in Emergency Situations|
Oregon City Schools implemented a new school notification system called Power Announcement this year. This notification system makes it easier for us to send important district communications and to contact parents in the unlikely event of an emergency. Power Announcement allows us to send messages using email, voice, and text messaging. It is integrated with your PowerSchool Parent Portal account. If you log-on to the Parent Portal you will see a “Power Announcement” link. You will be able to see and update all the contact information our school has listed for you. Within this section of the Parent Portal, you will also be able to choose your communication preferences based on message category, such as School Closures or Student Bulletins, and message type (email, voice and/or text message). You may opt-out of any message category except for Emergency Messages. If we don’t have your contact information in the system, we cannot contact you in the event of an emergency.
Setting up your parent preferences is your responsibility - Detailed Instructions
Emergency messages are always sent with all three message types (email, text, and voice calls) and to every contact field shown even if you have opted out. Your school cannot change this. Emergency messages will be labeled as such so you will know it is an actual emergency. If you have any questions, please contact your child's school. We hope you appreciate this new school notification system and the flexibility it will provide for you as a parent.