On Wednesday, Nov. 18, the Goshen Central School District conducted a test of its notification system SchoolMessenger.
Automated phone calls, emails and/or texts were sent to ALL parents/guardians and district employees who have provided up-to-date contact information with the district. There were two separate tests: one for parents/guardians and one for employees.
Parents/guardians: If you do NOT receive a phone call, email and/or text, you will need to verify your contact information in SchoolTool by logging into your Parent Portal account. If you do not have a Parent Portal account or do not remember your username and password, please visit the SchoolTool/Parent Portal page for information on how to enroll and/or change your password.
Employees: If you do NOT receive a phone call, email and/or text, you will need to verify your contact information in WinCap, the district’s employee database. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com to verify your contact information.
Employees with children in the district: District employees who are also district parents should expect to receive notifications specific to your employment as well as your role as parent/guardian. Please follow the directions above if you do NOT receive a phone call, email and/or text message from BOTH the parent/guardian test and the employee test on Nov. 18.
Verifying that your correct information is on file with the district will help ensure our ability to contact you for important school news, updates, closings, and in the event of a true emergency.
You may receive multiple notifications, but in an emergency, redundancy is considered a good thing. However, you can sign up/log into SchoolMessenger InfoCenter to select the type of notifications you would like to receive. More information about InfoCenter can be found on the SchoolMessenger page.
In addition to SchoolMessenger, the district posts timely information, such as school closings, on its website. It is best to rely on more than one source of information in an urgent situation, weather-related or otherwise. This is particularly true in situations that involve power outages, which can affect the ability to send or receive communications.