Over the past several years the Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School has used AlertNow as our mass notification and emergency notification service.

This past fall, AlertNow was purchased by Blackboard Connect and on May 1st, we are migrating our contact data along with all future emergency and community notifications through the Blackboard Connect system.

You do not need to do anything. Your contact information that was used in AlertNow will now be used with the new system.

We did want to inform you of two visual changes you can expect to see.

1.) A header will be placed above messages in emails like this:


2.) A footer will be placed below messages/attachments in emails providing our school contact information and disclaimer:

This e-mail has been sent to you by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CLASSICAL CPS. To maximize their communication with you, you may be receiving this e-mail in addition to a phone call with the same message. If you wish to discontinue this service, please inform BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CLASSICAL CPS either IN PERSON, by US MAIL, or by TELEPHONE at 508-541-3434.

If your contact phone numbers or email address change, please update your contact information with Ellen Fallon via email at efallon@bfccps.org so that you will receive important district and school announcements.

Finally, in the coming months, there will be additional tools made available to parents, staff and our community that we will share relating to exciting Blackboard MyConnect Parent Portal features. Please stay tuned!

Please contact me with any questions,

Luke Callahan, Director of Technology