Reprinted from ECS September 2013 newsletter)

Instant Communication With Families 

ECS will use Power Announcement as a method of communication with families. This system allows the district to automatically call every family/parent within a matter of minutes.

The system will be used to notify families about school events, special recognition, reminders and any special conditions or decisions that may be made based on weather or other emergency situations that might occur.

Families have the option of including up to six phone numbers where messages can be sent (home, business and personal cell phones).

With respect to the closing of school, ECS suggests that you continue to listen to the local television and radio stations, as the school district will continue to use the stations they have in the past.

Please contact Shawne Hunt, ECS technology coordinator, by emailing her at or calling (716) 699-2316, ext. 230, with any updates or changes.