Thursday, January 18, 2018

OASD to Test Emergency Messaging System, February 1, 2018

Oshkosh, WI - On Thursday, February 1 at 7 p.m., the Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) will conduct a test of its emergency communication system. In advance of the test, the district is asking all parents/guardians to review their contact preferences within the district’s campus messenger system and make updates as needed; detailed instructions were sent home to district families and are available online at This exercise is a proactive approach to ensuring that families receive timely information in the event of a real school or district emergency.
The OASD has also established an Emergency Information page on the district’s website. To learn more about the OASD's commitment to safety, including how the district will communicate in the event of an emergency and information on school closures, visit - click on the “District” drop-down menu and select “Emergency Information”.

WHAT TO EXPECT: ​The February 1 test will include voice, email, and text messages from the district's Infinite Campus system, and will be labeled as “OASD EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION TEST.”
Simultaneously, the OASD will also post alerts to the district Facebook and Twitter accounts. Should a real emergency arise, the test will be delayed.

Just as students drill for emergency procedures, this emergency communication test is intended:
● to test the campus messenger system with a live message to all emergency contacts

● to let parents/guardians know in advance how the district would communicate with them in an emergency (school closing, building lockdown, etc.)
● to create and correct parent/guardian emergency contact information and communication preferences

The safety of students and staff, along with timely communication with parents and the public, will always be top priorities for the OASD. Parents and guardians are asked to contact their child(ren)’s school office with any additional questions or for further assistance.


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