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Campus emergency siren test to be conducted Dec. 19

Appalachian State University will test its campus siren warning system at 11:55 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19. Examples of the tones that are used in an emergency or during tests can be heard online at https://emergency.appstate.edu/siren-warning-system. Appalachian uses the hi/low tone for emergencies, discontinuous air horn for tests of the system and the alert tone for all-clear signal. For more information about the university’s AppState ALERT voice/text/email notification system, visit https://emergency.appstate.edu. Campus siren tests are normally conducted on the first Wednesday of each month. Scheduled dates for Appalachian’s upcoming tests are Jan. 2 and Feb. 6, 2019.

Parents and families play an integral role in the success of Upward Bound students. Throughout the course of the academic year and summer, Upward Bound hosts meetings for parents to provide program updates.

Upward Bound parents are expected to:

  • Remind students about upcoming Upward Bound events
  • Support their student in his/her commitment to Upward Bound
  • Communicate with the Upward Bound office at any point to discuss questions or concerns
  • Attend gatherings throughout the course of the year

Parents may also get involved by joining the Upward Bound Parental Advisory Council. For more information, please use the contact form.