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Old 17.11.2008, 15:20
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Telefonalarm

Hope i am the only mom left in the dark about this. In the kindergarten there is something called Telefonalarm. My kid's kindergarten teacher doesn't speak English much. So i tried hard to understand what she said about this during the Eltern abend. But in vain. I inquired a parent sitting nearby. She explained. Didn't get a clear idea though. Something like i should call the number next to mine in the telefonalarm flyer. But in the event of what and how? Could anyone please explain?
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Re: Telefonalarm

It's a way of passing information down to the parents in a quick way. Teacher calls parent A, who calls parent B and so on. It would be used if, for example, the kids had to come home if their teacher is off sick.
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Old 17.11.2008, 21:12
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Re: Telefonalarm

...and if parent 'A' can't reach 'B', she rings 'C' to keep the message moving and tries 'B' again later. Last one on the list rings the teacher.
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Re: Telefonalarm

The telefonalarm is normally being used when (a) the teacher is sick and can not find replacement to held the class the next day (b) cancellation of an outing (due to bad weather etc.) The teacher will start the 'alarm' by calling the first parent on the list and this parent is supposed to call the next name on the list ... so on until the last one will call back the teacher. For scenario (a), normally you will get the calls in the evening before OR very early the next morning (I once got a call at 07:10) saying that the class is cancelled while for scenario (b), it is indicated well in advanced (e.g. for a recent turnip parade, in the note there is one line saying that 'if the weather is bad, you will receive a telefonalarm around 17:00 and the event will postpone to xx).

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Re: Telefonalarm

Thanks a lot Gala for that descriptive response. No more doubts regarding this. EF and its members are quite helpful. I love this..


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The telefonalarm is normally being used when (a) the teacher is sick and can not find replacement to held the class the next day (b) cancellation of an outing (due to bad weather etc.) The teacher will start the 'alarm' by calling the first parent on the list and this parent is supposed to call the next name on the list ... so on until the last one will call back the teacher. For scenario (a), normally you will get the calls in the evening before OR very early the next morning (I once got a call at 07:10) saying that the class is cancelled while for scenario (b), it is indicated well in advanced (e.g. for a recent turnip parade, in the note there is one line saying that 'if the weather is bad, you will receive a telefonalarm around 17:00 and the event will postpone to xx).

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