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How we communicate

Vancouver schools routinely communicate with parents and guardians to notify them of student absences, make general announcements, alert them of emergencies and share information about weather-related schedule changes. If you’re a parent or guardian, you may be notified one or more of the following ways:

Automated phone calls

May be used for

Absences
Announcements
Event reminders
Emergencies
Early dismissals due to weather (not late starts or closures)

Emails

May be used for

Absences
Announcements
Event reminders
Emergencies
Early dismissals, late starts or no school due to weather

App notifications

May be used for

Announcements
General news
Event reminders
Emergencies
Early dismissals, late starts or no school due to weather

Frequently asked questions

In the case of absences and most announcements and event reminders, only the primary parent/guardian will be notified at his or her primary phone number (call and/or text message on SMS-enabled cellphones) and/or primary email address. App notifications, which generally pertain to schoolwide news and/or events, can be viewed by anyone who has downloaded the mobile app.

In the case of emergencies, a second parent/guardian in the primary family may be notified.

The primary parent/guardian is identified as such on students’ registration forms. A different parent/guardian may become the primary.

Contact your child’s school’s office to change or update recipients and/or contact information.
  • Call the opt-out hotline at 855-502-7867. You will continue to receive attendance and emergency calls, per federal law.
  • Unsubscribe from emails by following the link at the bottom of an email you’ve received.

Call the Blackboard hotline at 855-502-7867 from the phone that was used to opt out.

Yes. Please call 855-997-0194 from the phone that originally received the calls. You can listen to messages that you received in the last month.

The school may not have your up-to-date contact information. Please contact the school office to confirm.

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