Keeping You Connected
Communication between parents/guardians and the school is vital to building a strong and supportive school community. Upcoming events, emergencies or weather-related closings present problems of their own. Some schools rely on a “phone chain” where one parent on a list calls the next one, and so on. That process may work for certain situations, but it frequently fails due to unanswered phones and frustrated parents. Email is another option we use to contact parents, but unless someone is right at their computer, it doesn’t help with notices requiring immediate action.
In order to minimize potential problems and improve communications between Archbishop Hannan High School and our families, we utilize the School-Reach Communication System.
How Does It Work?
In the event of a weather-related closure, schedule changes or activities announcements, our Archbishop Hannan families will receive a phone call through the School-Reach phone system. We will try to make these calls only in the evening between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. unless it is an emergency, in which case the School-Reach call will be made as needed.
In the event no one is home to answer the call, School-Reach will ring until your answering machine or service kicks in. The message will be left for you to retrieve as you normally would. If you do not have an answering machine or service, School-Reach attempts three times to call at periodic intervals. After the third attempt, School-Reach notifies the Archbishop Hannan contact that no one answered at that particular number.
Missed Your School-Reach Call?
In the event you miss a School-Reach message, simply call the School-Reach Message Retrieval line at 855-955-8500 and follow the directions to retrieve the message. Please note, in order to access this service you must place the call from the phone number that originally received the SchoolReach message.
School-Reach Smartphone App
School-Reach offers a free mobile phone app for iPhone and Android phones. Please visit the Apple Store or Android Market to download the app. Remember School-Reach is one word when you’re searching for the free mobile app.
Update Your Contact Information
Please make sure to email the school registrar immediately if you change your home or cell phone number.