School district to test weather notification system
Team Radio Marketing Group - December 6, 2017 2:44 pm
With winter weather here, the Ponca City Public School District will be testing its notification system on Friday, Dec. 8.
The district will be using its new Ponca City Public School Mobile Communications app to broadcast a message notifying parents/guardians of weather closings, delays, etc. this year. Parents, employees, and students will NO LONGER be receiving an automated phone call from the district.
With the new app, the district can send a broadcast text notification to communicate important announcements to staff, students, parents and families in the event of inclement weather, emergency notification, or other uses as needed.
It is CRITICAL that all parents, students, and employees make sure they have downloaded the app and that their information (especially phone numbers) is correct. The mobile app must be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play free of charge. Just search in the app store for Ponca City Public Schools. Parents must go through the Parent Portal Icon on screen 2 of the app to login. Users must have the downloaded app and be logged in to receive the test message on Friday.
In addition to app notifications, school closings will be publicized on the Ponca City Public Schools Website (www.pcps.us – notification will pop up on the front page), PCPS Facebook Page, KFOR, KOCO, KWTV, KOKH, NewsOK.com, KJRH, KOTV, KTUL, KLOR 99.3 FM (Team Radio), KPNC 100.7 FM (Team Radio), Ponca City Now (www.poncacitynow.com), Ponca Post, The Ponca City News, and in AESOP.
On days school is closed, Central Administrative staff will come in to the office early to field calls since they still work on snow days. You can reach the Central Office at (580) 767-8000.