WCS Communications Department
Our mission is to inspire and equip all students to continuously acquire and apply knowledge and skills while pursuing their dreams and enriching the lives of others.
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Alerts & Notifications:
Delay & Cancellation Protocols
Beginning on Monday, October 25th, Warsaw Community Schools will fully transition to a new notification system. This notification system is exciting because WCS can now offer parents and guardians comprehensive and timely updates. The new notification system will utilize information parents and guardians have provided through their Powerschool portal.
Please note that this is a total reset; all previous notification system preferences will no longer be valid. This is a one-time request to complete a Notification Google Form to set preferences and opt-out of an email, or a phone call, or a text message, or all three forms of communications. Completion of this Notification Form allows parents and guardians to customize how they receive and interact with school notifications (via emails, calls, and/or texts).
Here are three (3) steps every parent/guardian is asked to complete:
Update/Confirm contact information on Powerschool: https://warsawschools.powerschool.com/public/
Complete the Notification Google Form to set preferences for receiving notifications via phone calls, texts, and/or emails: https://bit.ly/wcsoptout
3. Download the free WCS APP on Apple or Google and set up notifications within the WCS APP VIDEO (English) VIDEO (Spanish) The WCS APP is on all school iPads.
Delay and cancellation notifications will be communicated exclusively through the WCS APP, WCS social media, WCS websites, and text messages.
No phone calls or emails will be sent to parents/guardians on a morning of a weather delay or cancellation.
In special circumstances when a weather delay or cancellation is called the evening before, Dr. Hoffert will also send out a phone call.
Please Note: WCS District-wide notifications will not be sent prior to scheduled eLearning Days or scheduled late start Mondays. Specific transportation and bus-related messages may be sent separately. Again, please set notification preferences on the Notification Google Form.
As modern communications channels expand and evolve, WCS recognizes the importance of delivering accurate, relevant, timely, and engaging content.
In today’s digital, the mobile world offers opportunities to connect how and when individuals prefer.
Staff, students, parents, and other key stakeholders can access vital information through WCS websites, school notification systems, free mobile app (Apple/ Google Play), media partners, and social media.
WCS, through its partnerships and platforms, is committed to supporting targeted school information and news at the district, school, and classroom levels.
Warsaw Community Schools hosts 14 websites - one for district news and one for each of the corporation's 13 schools. Features include a robust search engine, a message feature, language translation, staff contacts, news, live feed, and events.