School Closure Notification System
We are registered with ‘Everbridge’, a School Closure Notification System linked to Hertfordshire County Council. Parents are invited to sign up with Everbridge to receive messages (sent by the school) by SMS and email.
A text will be sent to your mobile number via ParentMail (main contact only), if it is necessary to close school, for more than one day you will be updated by text on daily basis. School closure will also be displayed on the home page of www.hertsdirect.org which will show a list of school closures.
Local radio stations will also be informed of any closure; 3 Counties 103.8fm and Heart 96.6 fm, Radio Verulam 92.6 fm. Notifications will either be read on air or displayed on the radio station websites.
This link will direct you to the “Sign Up” page. Click on the “sign up” button located at the top right hand side of the page on the grey strip and from there follow the instructions. It should take no more than 5 minutes to register. Each contact within the system can have 2 devices added for each communication type – this means that in addition to adding your own mobile number and email address, you could include the mobile number and email address of a partner or grandparent in the registration process. Alternatively, interested parties could register themselves separately.
If a parent / guardian has children at more than one school they can register for those schools too in a single registration process by selecting all schools they have children at. Once signed up you will receive messages relating to the status of the children’s schools.