At Saskatoon Public Schools, the safety of our students is our first priority. As part of this commitment, we believe in providing a comprehensive means for communicating with families. It is our goal to provide you with important information promptly.
Saskatoon Public Schools uses the Everbridge mass notification system to notify families when an urgent situation is disrupting school operations.
This may include:
- Severe weather
- Water main breaks
- Power outages
- School lockdowns.
This system is used sparingly
— most of our schools have never required it. Everbridge is used only for mass notification purposes; if an incident occurred that directly affected your child, you would receive a call from a school staff member.
Through the Everbridge system, our school division can send out information in an efficient and thorough manner by email, voicemail message to your home phone and cellphone, and text message to your cellphone. Families cannot opt-out of the Everbridge system; if an urgent situation occurs and we need to contact you, this system will be used.
Notification is done by using the home phone number, cell phone number and email address provided for all parents, caregivers and/or emergency contacts listed on a student's registration form. Phone numbers identified as a contact's workplace are not used. Parents and guardians are encouraged to ensure that their contact information is up to date with the school. If not, please contact your child(ren)'s school to review this information.
Additional information on how notification messages will appear on text, email and voicemail is available at the link below.