Emergency Call…or Sales Pitch?

Henrico schools use an automated, mass call system to reach parents when important or emergency information must be relayed into the home as quickly as possible.

Or at least that’s how the system is supposed to work.

Tonight, however, we received one of these automated calls from Tuckahoe Elementary School. Has head lice broken out among the student body again? Are parents abusing the drop-off lanes once more? Nope.

This call was about how to buy t-shirts for field day. You can buy them online!

Well thank God they used the hotline for that one…I might have tried to buy the t-shirt in person (ooh, the shame). Or worse, I might have sent my child to field day half-naked.

I can hardly wait for the next important call! Let’s just hope it doesn’t involve tater tots.

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  1. Anonymous Avatar

    You have to exercise the system to make sure it works. Might as well multi task.

    One more symptom of information overload.

    Using an emergency system for non emergencies falls in the crying wolf category. I guess school officials never read that parable.

  2. Jim Bacon Avatar
    Jim Bacon

    Tater tots? Yummmm. I’d visit my kid for lunch if I knew the school was serving Tater Tots!

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