Margaret W. Hayes, Ed.D.
908.232.6161 Ext. 4002 or 4001
Please remember to update your contact information in our Instant Messaging Alert system if you are new to the district or if you have had any changes in your home or cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses. Initially your home phone number is entered into the system by the district. It is up to you to add any other information. When choosing the form of "Alert Setup," it is advisable to check off "School Closings" and "Important Messages" in order to receive messages for school closings, delays or unscheduled early dismissals, and for important announcements.
This system permits you to enter your account and edit it to include other forms of notification, such as your e-mail address, cell phone, text messaging, pager or PDA. You can also add other contacts, such as a relative, a baby-sitter, etc. Please take advantage of this opportunity to expand the ways in which we can reach you in an emergency. The instructions follow:
Click "Parent" in the New User box.
Complete the student information form. Enter your child's first and last name as it appears on the report card.
Complete the corresponding screen. Click "Submit"
After receiving the Confirmation message, click "Proceed" to get started with Instant Alert.
Note: Remember your Login Name and Password so you may use it to update your profile. Your password is case sensitive.
View and check details about yourself and your family members (click icons on top of screens)
Upon successful login, click on "My Family"
Click on a parent name (the father's name is usually the default) to view and edit parent details.
Click on a student name to view details about your children enrolled in this school.
Configure alert settings for yourself
Click on "Alert Setup"
Click on the check boxes to select which alert type you would like to have sent to which device. Click on "SAVE" when complete.
If you would like to add another contact device, select the device type and enter the device details. Select the person to whom the device belongs and click on "Add"
For e-mail, text messaging and pagers you may send yourself a test message. Click on "Send Test Message" to send yourself a message
Identify key contacts for your children
Click on "Other Contacts"
Click on "Add New Contact" and complete the form.
If you would like this person to receive Alerts from the school
DO NOT Click on the "Pick up Rights" check box. For emergencies, your school will refer to the information provided at the beginning of the school year. If changes are necessary, please contact your school principal in writing. The School District will not recognize any information on the web site for "Pick Up and/or Custody Rights."
Click on "Save" when all other functions are completed.
View History of Alerts:
Click on "Alert History" to view Alerts that have been sent to you. Use the calendar icons and "Alert Type" list to filter the Alerts.
To ensure receiving alerts, please have InstantAlert@Honeywell.com in your email address book.
Please remember that the district uses other sources of communication for school alerts, including www.spfk12.org , Cable TV Channel 34, NJ 101.5 FM Radio, NJ 12 TV, and Channels 4, 5 & 7.
Margaret W. Hayes Ed.D.
Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District