Last fall, I wrote to you regarding our efforts to improve the safety and security of our students and staff. Last December we detailed our efforts in our annual safety presentation. A video from this presentation is available here. As we continue to improve our district communication, we are planning to conduct a system-wide test of our emergency notification system next week.
On Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at 4:00 pm, we will send a test phone call, email and text message to all of the phone numbers and email addresses we have in our OnCourse system. Please review your OnCourse account to ensure we have the right contact information for your family. Here is a resource from our website with instructions on how to verify/update contact information as well as ensure you receive emergency text messages. If you experience any problems trying to access your OnCourse account, please email us at Registrar@hvrsd.org or call 737-4000 ext. 2304.
In closing, I would like to remind you of our “Hope and Help” Tip Line, monitored 24/7 for students, staff and parents to share any concerns, either mental health or safety, that may impact our students and/or staff: 609-737-4000 x 8477 (TIPS) / Email: email@example.com
You have my commitment that we will continue to work hard to ensure that we are doing all that we can to keep our schools and students as safe as possible.
Thomas A. Smith, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools