Formerly SchoolReport.org, Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) is proud to offer FlashAlert.net services to post your emergency school closures and media releases using a web-based network. Your district news and information is sent to all designated media at the touch of a button. In addition to emergency news, FlashAlert also allows you to send news releases and sports scores to your local news media.
- Emergency Communications:
In emergencies, you go to the web page and view the real-time status of other organizations. You login with your organization’s user name and password, then post your message and will receive a confirmation email back. The public can see your information on TV and radio stations and their websites, as well as on a page for just your org to which you can link. FlashAlert Messenger (see below) allows you to send messages directly to parents, staff, students and others at the same time as the media.
- News Releases:
FlashAlert’s second “channel” sends out non-emergency news. You choose which cities you wish your release to be sent to, based on whether it is a local or regional issue. You can upload photos or PDFs or even a sound or video clip. The media gets hundreds of emails per day; FlashAlert helps them filter this mail and see items from local organizations first. The news releases are available to the media and the public on an archive web page for one month.
FlashAlert Messenger: News direct to the Public
FlashAlert Messenger is a companion service where the public, including parents, employees, reporters, etc., may self-register up to three email and/or cell phone text addresses and receive your information at the same time as the news media. When the public registers, they trigger test messages to make sure they’ve entered addresses correctly and to test that messages get past their spam filters. Each summer, an opt-in message is sent to keep the database current. They also may register to receive closures via Twitter, Facebook, an RSS feed, or the free iPhone/Android app FlashAlert Messenger, which allows the public to receive “push notifications” of your emergency and sports messages – much faster and more reliable than text messages.
If you are interested in registering for FlashAlert or looking to renew your membership please fill out the registration form found here:
*In order to qualify for FlashAlert services schools must have a minimum of 100 students enrolled.
*Please note that PSESD does not accept payment from PAYPAL through the flashalert.net site. Payment options for PSESD Members are located on the flyer above.