Emergency Notifications

  • Overview

    Rapid Call

    The district issues a rapid call for weather delays and closings, emergencies and other unusual circumstances to notify parents and guardians via phone, text and email.

    Please keep your information up to date in the Sapphire Community Portal. We do not encourage families to opt-out of the rapid call, as we use it sparingly. However, if you have a concern about receiving calls, please contact the Director of Communications at 724-625-7773, ext. 6202.

    Updating Information in Sapphire for Rapid Call/Email

    When you log in to the Sapphire Community Web Portal with a parent account, you will see your child's information including contacts, mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, schedules, report cards and attendance. Everything is in one place and right at your fingertips. 

    We have added the convenience of completing student data verification directly from your account. In addition, you can also choose which phone numbers will receive a rapid call.

    If you have not registered for an account yet, see this guide for more information on establishing an account. To change your information in the system, follow these steps:

      1. Visit the Sapphire login page via this link to log in to your account.
      2. Click on the student name located on the left of your screen. You can verify and change all your children in one place simply by clicking on their names.
      3. Under Student Backpack in the left column, click on Change Student Data.
      4. Review information and make necessary changes. Remember to choose which phone numbers you wish to receive a rapid call via. An email will be sent to your child’s school notifying the office of your changes.

    For more information on the student information system, download the parent guide. If you have questions regarding the use of the Community Web Portal, please email communityportal@pinerichland.org.