HB Safe Schools Coalition - Evacuation Plan

Activate: Emergency Mass Notification System (EMNS)

  • The safety and security of our students and staff are our number one priority.

    Our OVSD Board of Trustees approved the implementation of the Activate EMNS during the 2018-2019 school year. It allows school and District administrators to quickly send pre-recorded emergency messages from cell phones, desk phones, or computers during an emergency scenario.

    With Activate, our students and staff will be made immediately aware of an emergency scenario (e.g. lockdown, shelter in place, evacuation, etc.) and messages will be announced through intercoms, paging systems, phones, and computers, both at the school and District Office levels, for a comprehensive, quick response.

    Activate should not be confused with Aeries Communications, which is our text, email and voice messaging system. Communications provides a way to communicate with our parents, guardians and staff in an emergency.