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District Notification Systems

The district uses two notification systems, School Messenger Service and School News Notifier. 

School Messenger Service (SMS)

School Messenger Service (SMS)

All custodial parents in the district, as well as staff members, are automatically signed up for School Messenger Service (SMS). The district uses the phone number of each child’s primary residence for the following School Messenger Service alerts:

  • Attendance (phone calls, emails and optional text message saying the school has sent a message)
  • Weather-related emergencies (phone calls, emails and optional text message saying the school has sent a message)
  • Closings and delays (phone calls, emails and optional text message saying the school has sent a message)
  • Safety communications (phone calls, emails and optional text message saying the school has sent a message)

By default, parents are set up to receive phone calls sent by school administrators.

A parent or staff member can choose to receive a text message or email in addition to or instead of a phone call. The text message will briefly say that WVCSD has sent a message, it will NOT contain the whole message, which is often too lengthy for cell phones to receive.

If the parent or staff member has chosen to only receive text messages/emails and NOT phone calls, the parent/staff member must check their email to see exactly what the message is.

School News Notifier (SNN)

School News Notifier (SNN) is an optional notification system that enables community members to receive email with district news and information. This includes optional text message alerts about closings and delays.

Through SNN, you can sign up to receive any or all of the following:

  • Athletic News and Notifications (email)
  • District News and Notifications (including weekly eBackpack emails) (email)
  • Park Avenue Elementary News and Notifications (email)
  • Sanfordville Elementary News and Notifications (email)
  • Warwick Valley Middle School News and Notifications (email)
  • Warwick Valley High School News and Notifications (email)
  • School Closings and Delays (email and/or text message)

To sign up, or to change your options, visit the SNN webpage. If you are a returning visitor and forget your password, you can reset it by visiting the page as well.