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Communicating with Families

  • Automated Telephone Call-Out System* — In an emergency, this automated system allows district officials to instantaneously send a recorded telephone message to school families by building or across the district (using the phone number on each student’s School Emergency Card) with important information or instructions.
  • LISTSERV® E-Mail Communications* — In an emergency, LISTSERV allows district officials can send important information and updates directly to parent e-mail addresses. To sign-up for LISTSERV, go to the district website at and click on the LISTSERV option in the upper right-hand corner of the home page.
  • Northville Public Schools website — Emergency information also will be posted as bulletins, with regular updates, on the district website home page (
  • Local TV and Radio News Stations — In an emergency, parents also should monitor local TV and radio news stations for regular updates and instructions.
  • *IMPORTANT: For these communications systems to work appropriately, it is critical that parents regularly update the phone numbers on their student’s School Emergency Card (by contacting their child’s school office) and subscribe to the district’s LISTSERV e-mail service.