• Internal Communications at School-

    VOIP phones in every classroom-the phones are equipped with intercom and all school broadcast

    Two-way Radio Communications between key personnel-provide a reliable method of communication between main office, outside area's and area's of where other communication could be limited.

    Standard Phone in main office-each school site has a land line phone in a the office, this phone is used only in situations where the VOIP phone system is not working, provides schools with a communication line out of the building.

    Cellular Phones

    Computers- Computers may be used as emergency communication to send emails for updating staff and district office and the community of the affected school.

    External Communications from District Office-

    Portland Public Schools District Office will work to get accurate and immediate information out to families and communities in the event of an emergency at a district facility that requires parents or families to take immediate action.  The district will use the following ways to communicate:

    School Messenger- This system will immediately notify families via text message(opt in system only), email, voice message of an emergency at their students school only if immediate action by parents or families is required.  This system pulls emergency contact information from the schools student information system Synergy.  Please make sure your students records are up to date.

    District/School Website- The district will use the district and affected school website to communicate information to families, staff and the community before, during and after an emergency.

    Social Media(facebook, twitter)- The district will use social media to communicate during and emergency.

    News Media- The district will work with our news media partners to provide our school communities with district information during an emergency.

    ******In the event there is a City wide communication failure due to a large disaster and the District is unable to communicate with families.  The District expectation is that families will have a plan in place to pick-up their students from school.  The District recommends that you get to know neighbors near your students school so that if you are unable to pick-up your student due to roads being impassable or some other hazard due to the disaster your student can be picked up in a timely manner.  Please make sure all persons authorized to pick-up students are on the emergency contact information at school.******