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UMTSD Mass Notification System Update

*The District is sending test calls and text messages to all Guardians and Staff on Tuesday, January 4th at 5:30 PM*


Dear Upper Moreland Families,

The Upper Moreland School District is in the process of implementing a new District wide notification system called Blackboard Connect to personally communicate with parents and staff, regarding emergency situations, attendance, school events and other important issues impacting you and your child.

Similar to the previous mass notification system, Blackboard Connect service allows us to send personalized voice messages to your family's home, work or cell phones, and also contact you through email, text messaging and social networks. We will be able to reach everyone in the District within minutes based on Blackboard Connect's capabilities which improves school and Districtwide communication with parents and employees. All families are automatically subscribed to receive notifications and you do have the option to opt out if you prefer to do so.
There are many instances when the school will attempt to reach you, such as:

  • General notification messages - These messages are non-emergency in nature and announce upcoming events or reminders.
  • Attendance notification messages - These messages are sent to inform you that your child has been reported as absent or tardy.
  • Emergency notification messages - These notifications are of an urgent nature such as a school closure or early dismissal.