The School Telephone Broadcast Service
Ainsworth Schools uses the SchoolMessenger telephone broadcast system to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation or late start. Listed below are some hints for use if you are having difficultly receiving the message. Ainsworth Community Schools will continue to report school closings due to snow or weather on Radio Station KBRB and the TV Channel KOLN 10-11 and will use this system as an overlay to the public announcements.
When used, the service will simultaneously call all listed phone numbers in our parent contact list and will deliver a recorded message from the school administrators. The service will deliver the message to both live answer and answering machines. No answers and busies will be automatically retried three times in 10 minute intervals after the initial call
NOTE: All information and contact numbers are strictly secure and confidential and are only used for the purposes described herein.
Here is some specific information you should know.
• Caller ID: The Call ID will display 402-387-2333, which is the main number for Ainsworth Community Schools.
• Live Answers: There is a short pause at the beginning of the message, usually just a few seconds. Answer your phone as you normally would “Hello” and hold for the message to begin. Multiple “Hello’s” or background noise will delay the message. Inform all family members of this process who may answer your phone.
• Answering Machines: The system will detect that your machine has answered and will play the recording to your machine. The maximum numbers of rings before hang up is 5. Make sure your machine answers after 4 rings or you may miss the message.
• Message Repeat: At the end of the message you will be prompted to ‘press one’ to hear the message again. This is very effective when a child answers the phone and hands it to a parent, who can then ‘Repeat’ the message in its entirety.
If you have any questions, please contact the District Office.