Beggars night in Grandview as scheduled

Published October 31, 2013 by justicewg
Travis S. on Flickr

Travis S. on Flickr

The Beggars night in Grandview will be tonight from 6 to 8 PM as scheduled, according to the city website. The current forecast calls for 20 mph wind, rain, and 61 degrees. Other cities have cancelled because of the weather, Grandview might still change to Saturday, but I’m guessing that it will be tonight.

This was sent by the school in the morning:

This morning a small package was found outside Marshall’s located at the corner of Oxley and First Avenue.  As a precaution, the Grandview Heights Fire Department, in cooperation with the Columbus Bomb Squad, investigated.  As part of our standard procedures, Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary students were kept inside the building for the duration of the investigation.  We did consult with officials on site and determined there was no need to evacuate the building.  The package was found to contain personal property of an unknown person.  We were given the all clear signal by city officials at approximately 11:00 am this morning.  The afternoon parade at RLS will occur as scheduled.  RLS staff and students did a wonderful job of responding to the situation.

The kindergarten Halloween parade traditionally takes a loop up NW Boulevard to Hope, over to First, then back down to the school.

Update 3PM: Confirmed by the mayor, beggars night still on for tonight. An indoors program will be held at the library from 6 to 8PM, call them for details.

Power issues, Notifications are contradictory

The school super sent out a “SchoolMessenger” service email at 6AM on Friday morning to tell everyone the power was off and the schools are closed.

Another one of these “SchoolMessenger” posts was sent in a different format at 7AM that said “Power on”.  Power on, and then school is still out? or in?

This email required you to click a link to get a two word message. Really – is this extra clicking needed for two word messages?

If you go to the school website, as of 9AM it still says “Schools are closed”.

Also, try finding any link to sign up for the SchoolMessenger service on the school website. Might be there, but I can’t find it, and without a search box I don’t know where to go.

All these methods of sending out messages to the community are a good attempt to use the technology, but the school – or maybe just O’Reilly – doesn’t use them very well when they combine to send hard to interpret messages out.

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