To Parents of all Paulding County School District Students:
The Paulding County School District utilizes an automated parent notification service called One Call Now. The partnership with One Call Now is another demonstration of the District’s commitment to you and your child’s education and safety.
Calls you receive from either the school or the district will be listed on caller-ID as: 877-698-3261. Once you have this number listed in your cell phone contacts, you may want to identify it as One Call Now.
When you receive a call from One Call Now, you should hear a 1-2 second tone followed by a general greeting (example: Please hold for an important message from the Paulding County School District). After the message has played you can press the # button to repeat the message.
If you receive a message and need to listen to it again at a later time or you did not catch the entire message, you can call into the One Call Now system and listen to the most recent messages sent to your phone. Simply call the toll free number 877-698-3261 and follow the prompts. The system will recognize the number you are calling from and, if it is on the list, will play the most recent message. If the number you are calling from is not currently on the list, it will ask you to input your primary 10-digit phone number.
The school district uses One Call Now to inform parents of school closings, early release, important District-wide news and emergency notifications. Individual schools will send informational messages to parents regarding upcoming events and activities.
The most important thing parents can do is verify the accuracy of their contact information. Schools must have updated phone numbers for One Call Now to work effectively and efficiently. If your contact information changes at any point during the school year, please be sure to inform your child’s school of the changes immediately.
Parents may also opt-in to receive text messages on their cell phones. To opt-in, text the word ALERT to 22300. Within a few days of this letter going out, we plan to send out an opt-in phone call to the entire list of cell phones. This call will give parents the instructions on how to opt-in for future text messages.
The Paulding County School District is always committed to the safety and security of our students. The One Call Now notification system is a valuable and welcome addition to our overall school safety program.