Emergency and Automated Notifications
Emergency and Automated Notifications for DJUSD Families
School-to Home communications are critical to educational success. Davis Joint Unified School District (District) seeks to provide parents and guardians with important information, in a timely and efficient manner. Whether notifications are via text, phone call, email or social media, they are powerful tools for promoting and sustaining a strong school community.
Recent updates to regulations covering the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) require school districts to obtain specific permissions from parents and guardians in order to use automatic notification systems to communicate with families. Beginning in summer 2016, DJUSD will collect express consent to send messages to each specific contact number and for each broadcast method, as required by law. Permissions will be obtained from parents/guardians through the online re-enrollment process. In addition, parent/guardians who wish to take part in Emergency text alerts, must do so through an opt-in process.
Below are three categories of communications along with the modes of broadcast that DJUSD intends to use for each message type.
Emergency conditions involving potential health and safety communications will be sent by automatically generated email, voice recording and/or text message to your home landline telephone numbers and wireless numbers (if a wireless number is provided with your student’s emergency contact information.) Emergency text alerts will only be sent to parent/guardians, who have opted into the SchoolMessenger emergency text alert service. Details at www.djusd.net/textFAQ
Student Absence Notification:
Notification of a student’s absence that has not been cleared by calling the school’s absence line will be sent by recorded voice message to your home landline telephone and/or to your mobile phone, if authorized.
Official, Non-Urgent School Information
To keep our school community informed about important news and events, principals and district officials will choose to send important messaging by automatically generated email, voice recording to your home landline telephone numbers and wireless numbers (if a wireless number is provided with your student’s emergency contact information.)
Office of Public Information, June 2016