It is my greatest hope that we never have an emergency at Orion Junior High. We try to be as proactive and prepared as we can in case of an emergency at our school, but sometimes things happen that are out of our control. If there were ever an emergency at Orion, of course my main priority is keeping your kids safe—NEXT would be contacting parents and letting them know what happened and what we’re doing about it.
I’m sure you heard about the recent lockdown at our neighboring high school, Fremont High. Administrators and police officials there needed a way to contact parents quickly and easily as they were very busy during the lockdown. After talking with Fremont’s principal, it’s clear to me that the parents that had taken the time to sign up for emails and text alerts were able to get accurate information from school officials quickly—and didn’t have to wait for a letter to be sent home! That’s what I’d like for you to do.
The three easiest ways to stay in contact with us are:
- Please make sure your email address is updated in our system. This can easily be done by logging into myweber.wsd.net. Please feel free to call the school if you need assistance in this matter at 801.452.4700.
- Please consider following us on Twitter using @OrionJuniorHigh. Signing up is easy and you’ll get the added bonus of seeing cool things that are happening around the school (games, assemblies, Titan Time activities, etc.). If you’d like to see our “tweets” but don’t want a Twitter account, you can “fast follow” us by texting “follow @orionjuniorhigh” to 40404. Fast followers get their “tweets” in the form of a text.
- Weber School District has set up a notifying system (very similar to Remind101) that I’ve been using all year. It’s called “MyConnect” and we’ll be switching to this system in the next week-- please take a minute and sign up. We’ll use MyConnect to notify you of school schedules (late starts, snow days, early outs, etc.) AND emergencies.
Here’s how to sign up:
To receive texts:
Text join @405parents to 385-313-TEXT (8398)
To receive emails:
Email join @405parents (on first line in email body) to MyConnect@wsd.net
(There is NO limit to the number of devices and/or emails that can be joined to our MyConnect list)
I’m very grateful to be a part of this amazing school! It’s a pleasure being able to work with your students. Please take a minute and get connected in ALL three ways if you can in case there’s ever an emergency and we need to send out information quickly and efficiently. Thanks for all of your support!