Crisis Communication Methods
In the event of an unplanned emergency, some of the District communication strategies will automatically be generated as an enrolled student. There are other optional methods available to receive communication. Parents may elect to receive:
Synergy Student System
This system has parent emails, addresses and phone numbers. Our front office staff keeps this information updated. The District Crisis Team uses this system to generate automated calls as well. It is very important to notify the front office staff if your address, phone number, or email address has changed.
This system uses email addresses provided by families. Our front office staff initially subscribes parents to the Cerritos Newsletter when they first enroll their child at Cerritos. Parents, grandparents, significant others, childcare providers, etc. who are interested in receiving these communications can also subscribe at any time using any email address (home, work, etc.). The Cerritos weekly news is emailed each week via the Cerritos Listserv. Other school communications directly from the school Principal and the PTO are also sent via Cerritos Listserv. If you would like to subscribe to the Cerritos Listserv or other district newsletters using additional email addresses, please visit Subscribe to Newsletters.
This system has cell numbers of parents, grandparents, significant others, childcare providers, students, siblings, etc. Parents /others can subscribe and unsubscribe at any time to receive school text message reminders If you would like to subscribe to Remind to receive Cerritos text messages, please text @cerritos20 to 81010. You can opt-out of messages at any time by replying, ‘unsubscribe@cerritos20’. Trouble using 81010? Try texting @cerritos20 to (623) 552-2460 instead.
Our school website is another important tool for getting important information out to families. You can read Headlines and Latest News on the front page of the website.
Cerritos can send quick messages to a large audience using Facebook. If you are a Facebook user, please “Like” our page so you can stay in the know with current school information.
Classroom Distribution Lists
All teachers at Cerritos have created their own classroom distribution list using emails that parents have provided them. If you don’t receive communication from your child’s teacher, please make sure they have your current email address.