Primoris Academy steps up safety on snow days

Lauren Williams's picture
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Snow days are now safer for students and parents at Primoris Academy, a private school for gifted children in Bergen County, New Jersey. Parents hit the roads early to get their children to school. Thanks to a new contract with One Call Now, administrators will be able to quickly contact parents when the school is delayed or closed.

Families of Primoris students span a 50-mile radius. Some students travel more than an hour to get to school. “When we have delays, closures or early closures, we needed a way to reach parents before they start driving to school,” said Paul Wharton, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Primoris Academy. “Primoris parents are active participants in their children’s education. We want to do everything possible to help them.”

The service’s flexibility and affordability were the stand-out features that secured the contract for One Call Now, according to Wharton. “We wanted to have a reliable emergency notification process in place in our first semester and we knew we needed it before the winter weather set in,” said Wharton. “Knowing that we can use the service for day-to-day communications is an added bonus.”

Administrators have introduced One Call Now to Primoris Academy families and given the system a test run. “Everyone is happy with this service,” added Wharton. “It works great and has given us all a high level of confidence.”

About Primoris Academy

Primoris Academy is New Jersey’s only school exclusively for gifted and talented children. The independent, not-for-profit private school is located in Westwood, New Jersey and serves the greater Bergen County area, including Rockland, Westchester, Passaic, Hudson, Essex, and Morris County. Fulfilling the special needs of educating gifted and talented children is Primoris’ singular focus. Primoris Academy was founded in August 2012 and welcomed 25 students for the 2013-2014 school year. Learn more at www.primorisacademy.org.

About One Call Now

Founded in 2002, One Call Now is America’s largest message notification provider, with 20 percent of American households—55 million Americans—depending on the company for messages that protect, inform, and engage. Schools nationwide use One Call Now’s high-speed, fully redundant service to quickly and easily send messages to thousands of staff and parents simultaneously. One Call now is proud to support the mission of educators through partnerships with anti-bullying organization Olweus, sponsorship of the Million T-Shirt March Against Bullying, free levy calls for schools, and KidsReadNow.org, Once Call Now’s national summer reading program designed to stop the summer reading slide in elementary schools. For more information, please visit www.onecallnow.com.