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Communication Resources

Emergency Notification Systems

In April 2012, Los Gatos – Saratoga Union High School District announced the launch of a new communication service that delivers important school and emergency  information to you via SMS text messaging (a supplement to our existing School Messenger communication service).  The recent tragedy at Sandy Hook has prompted us to remind you about this option and inform you about a Santa Clara County alert notification system option.

If you have not already taken advantage of the LGSUHSD service, we’d like to encourage you to consider participating.  To do so, you must indicate your willingness to receive text messages to your phone.  We are not able to automatically begin this service without your active consent.  The process includes two simple steps:

1.            Text the number 68453

2.            Enter any of the following:  subscribe or optin or yes

If you were successful, you’ll receive the following reply message:

                “You are registered to receive approx 5 msgs/mo.  Txt STOP to quit, HELP for help.”

Repeat the opt-in process for any wireless numbers you wish to include.

To insure that you can participate in this process and receive these messages, please contact the school and provide your wireless number(s) if you haven’t already.   Should you not wish to participate, disregard this message.

Please note that, although the district does not charge you for this service, we cannot pay for text message charges you may incur for sending or receiving text messages.  You should contact your wireless carrier for information about possible charges.  If you have questions regarding this service, please contact your child’s school.

In addition, Santa Clara County operates an alert notification system, AlertSCC which provides you directly with information and instructions during emergency situations  To enroll, go to AlertSCC at http://www.sccgov.org/sites/alertscc/Pages/home.aspx