School-to-family communication is a priority for Visitation BVM School.  We strive to keep families informed of all events and news that affect the safety and academic achievement of our students.  To help improve communication with families, we use the broadcast messenger, Parent Alert through our OptionC data management system.  We can quickly send voice messages, e-mail notifications and SMS text messages to all school families. We use this service to communicate about school closings, delayed openings and early dismissals due to bad weather.  We will also notify you of emergencies, cancellations, rescheduled activities and all other important school news.

We find that sending texts and e-mails for non-emergency notifications is less intrusive and more accepted than voice mail messages.  Voice mail messages of a NON-EMERGENCY nature will be very limited and will be sent at 6:00 PM.  No non-emergency messages will be sent during the school day.  E-mail & text messages will be sent immediately and may be received during school hours.

If you haven’t already done so, please make sure that your contact information is up-to-date in your Option C family profile.

If you have any questions or to update your information, please contact Kathy Steiert at 610-539-6080 x211 or