UNION, NJ – A new school district policy regarding communication from district personnel during emergency situations has been established and shared with parents and families.

A voice message was sent to parents Thursday night alerting them that a new process exists and directing them to Genesis, the school district parent portal, for it.  According to Genesis, the procedure for keeping parents and families informed during emergency situations will be through the portal.  The new procedure comes in response to parents’ concerns about the inadequate communication provided during the recent lockdowns at the high school.

The message to parents on Genesis read:

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As the district moves forward to continue to protect the safety and well-being of our students and community, all emergency notifications/information/updates will be provided through this portal.  Here, you will be provided with updated information regarding any emergency situations that may have an impact on our students’ school day.

This is in response to your call for accurate information regarding district emergency situations.  Thank you for your support in helping to keep our schools safe for all of our children.

The voice message directing parents to Genesis to learn of the new process was:

“Hello everyone.  The township of union public schools has implemented a new process to inform parents and families of any emergency situations that may happen within the district.  Please log onto the parents portal for more information.  If you do not yet have a Genesis logon or you need your account reset, please visit the district website at www.twpunionschools.org

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