Johnson County Central Public Schools uses a system called SwiftK12 (formerly known as Alert Solutions).
To guarantee the notification system is used efficiently, we will need to confirm your contact information is accurate and up-to-date at all times. Parents & guardians can update all phone numbers using the Parent Portal on PowerSchool.
As of August 29, 2022, you will start to receive your text messages from a new phone number. You may want to add this phone number to your address book to help you recognize incoming texts from the school easily.
The new phone number you will receive texts from our school is: 402-665-4563.
SwiftK12 allows our school to send messages using phone, email and SMS text messaging. Your messages will be received from the following:
Phone: 402-665-4563 (Caller ID Number)
Text: 402-665-4563 (Long Code Number)
Please note you will not be able to reply to sent from the school. Some phone call alerts can be heard again by re-dialing the alert phone number.
SwiftK12 is integrated with the existing PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you log-on to the Parent Portal (we suggest you log-on using Chrome or Firefox) you will now see a new link called SwiftReach SwiftK12 on the left navigation pane under Alerting.
You will be able to see all the contact information our school has listed for you by clicking on the Contact Information button in the top navigation.
Within the Alert Preferences section of the Parent Portal, you will be able to choose your communication preferences based on message category, such as School Closures or Attendance, as well as message type (email, voice and/or text message) by placing a checkmark into the aligned contact fields. You may opt-out of any message category except for Emergency Messages, [insert additional alert categories where override is not available].
Note: Setting up your parent preferences is your responsibility. You will receive messages to every contact field shown in Alert Preferences until updated in the parent portal. Tolls and charges associated with receipt of messages from the school are your responsibility and not the responsibility of the school. Please be sure to set your unique preferences if there are any numbers or addresses to which you do not like to be contacted. All phone numbers and email addresses must be in a valid format to save properly.
Emergency messages are always sent with all three message types (email, text, and voice calls) and to every contact field shown even if you have opted out. We cannot change this. Emergency messages will be labeled as such so you will know it is an actual emergency.
If you do not have access to log into the Parent Portal, you may contact the school directly to request changes.
If you have any questions, please contact your child's building office or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you appreciate this new update to our school notification system and the flexibility it will provide for you as a parent.
Johnson County Central Public Schools