WASD Expands Reach on School Delay, Closing Notification System

December 18, 2012
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In an effort to increase its reach to notify parents of school closings and delays, the Williamsport Area School District will begin expanding its ParentLink capabilities this week.

Beginning today, weather events that result in a delay, school closing or early dismissal will be announced to parents’ home phones, cell phones, and via text message and email through ParentLink, an electronic mass communication tool used by the district.

Morning decisions to delay or close schools will be sent to high school students’ homes beginning at 5:45 a.m. and to middle and elementary students’ homes beginning at 6:45 a.m.

The message will go to the most recent home and/or cell phone number(s) provided to the school in which parents’ children are enrolled.

School closing and delay announcements also will be available on the district website, local television and radio stations.