Category: Schools

Top 5 Reasons Why Schools Use ePACT
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Top 5 Reasons Why Schools Use ePACT

ePACT supports public, private, and even outdoor schools in North America. Clients like Columbia College Chicago in Illinois, and Pacific Spirit School in BC benefit from a tool that helps staff eliminate many of the paper forms they use to collect medical and emergency contact information from students. Here are five reasons why schools use...

ePACT for Schools – Frequently Asked Questions
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ePACT for Schools – Frequently Asked Questions

ePACT supports a multitude of community organizations, including schools – from kindergarten right up to high school, and even post-secondary education like college or universities – and provides faculty with a tool to help them better collect, manage, and securely store critical student information instead of relying on paper forms submitted at the start of...

What Kinds of Emergencies Happen In Schools?
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What Kinds of Emergencies Happen In Schools?

Kids spend a lot of time in school, and while we know they’re in the best hands with their teachers and support staff, emergencies can still happen – after all, they are unexpected! Whether it’s an allergic reaction, a fall in the playground, or local area flooding, we’ve put together a few types of emergencies...

Emergency Kits for Your Kids
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Emergency Kits for Your Kids

Emergency kits are a key part of any household’s emergency plan, but they shouldn’t be limited to just your home! We can prepare emergency kits for use anywhere, anytime you need it – your car, the office, the family cabin by the lake, your RV, the kids’ sports bags. The list goes on! Preparing emergency...

Emergency Notification – The Annual School Year Ritual of Paperwork
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Emergency Notification – The Annual School Year Ritual of Paperwork

Updated from the original post in November 2014. Today, we welcome guest blogger, John Kozlowsky from Nureva Inc. Nureva sells and develops best-in-class technology products focused on K–12 education and enterprise markets. ePACT is included as part of Nureva’s technology solutions and John had an opportunity to explore how ePACT supports the storage and use...

How Schools Use ePACT for Families & Students
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How Schools Use ePACT for Families & Students

Did you know that each year, over 900 million pieces of paper are used to collect medial and emergency contact information from families? Whether it’s your local recreation center, summer camps, schools, daycares, or after-school programs, families deal with a lot of paper. So, when it comes to schools, ePACT helps eliminate a lot of...

Lockdowns in Schools
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Lockdowns in Schools

Updated from original post in October 2013. School lockdowns have been reported more and more over the last decade, many of which clearly demonstrate the critical need for emergency preparation and communications. With such devastating examples as Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in 2018, Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012,...

How Drivers Can Raise Their Grade in School Zones
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How Drivers Can Raise Their Grade in School Zones

The big rush of Back to School might be over, but that doesn’t mean that there are any fewer students making their way to and from school each morning and afternoon. School zones are in effect from Monday to Friday, usually from about 8am to 5pm, and are designed to make sure that drivers slow...

School Emergency Preparedness Resources
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School Emergency Preparedness Resources

Your kids spend much of their waking hours in school, and knowing that they are going to be safe in an emergency, whether it’s an evacuation, power outage, or severe weather incident, is so important to any parent or guardian. We’ve put together a collection of ePACT school emergency preparedness resources. Back to School Safety...

Back to School: Comfort Kits
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Back to School: Comfort Kits

Updated since original post in September 2013. It’s a given, each and every year your child’s school will ask you to create a comfort kit – but what are these comfort kits actually used for? Comfort kits can make the world of a difference if your child is at school during an emergency. They provide...