Mass Notification System

  • District 47 utilizes the Blackboard notification system to alert families to an emergency situation or to cancel school due to inclement weather. In an emergency, the district will send an automated phone message, text message, and email to parents/guardians.


    It’s critical for parents to ensure contact information is kept up-to-date in ParentVue. Should contact information change, parents are encouraged to let the school know. Note: If the primary number on file for phone calls is on the “do not call” list, parents/guardians will not receive phone calls. Similarly, parents/ guardians will not receive text messages if they have opted out. Please contact the school if you are not getting the messages you wish to receive.


    Inclement weather notifications: An emergency weather closing notification usually goes out via automated phone call, text message, and email by 5 a.m. on the day of the closing. When possible, the call will be made the night before. In the case of a snow day, messages will also be posted on the district's website and social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). See below for the annual cold weather letter sent to families each fall.