Alerts & Emergency Info

Phone Alert System

District 63 subscribes to an automated phone alert system (School Messenger),which allows a recorded message to be distributed to all parents and staff within a very short period of time.  The system utilizes the phone numbers parents and staff have provided to the school and District as their official contact information.  Please make sure you have provided your school office with accurate information so you can be reached.  This is the primary means of communication in an emergency. 

To sign up to receive School Messenger SMS Text Messages on your Cell Phone, Click here for directions. 

Email Notification Service

Parents may also subscribe to a separate e-mail message service, called Constant Contact, to receive occasional announcements from each school in which they have a child enrolled by following this link.  Constant Contact emails also keep parents and community members informed about District 63 happenings, such as open houses, concerts, and parent conferences. Enter your email address by clicking on the link below to start receiving  SD63 news! This system is also used by the District office to send out news and alerts.  Please remember to update this information as needed.    

Emergency School Closings

School closings due to weather and other emergencies are posted on the District's website.  Closings are broadcasted on most local TV and radio stations.  District 63 will also activate the School Messenger phone system to call all homes when a decision to cancel school is made for inclement weather, typically before 6:30 a.m. for snow emergencies.

Winter Closing Guidelines:  District 63 relies on a variety of factors when making the decision to close schools.  Read the guidelines and when you can expect to be informed.


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