WCS Communications Department


Alerts & Notifications:

Delay & Cancellation Protocols

New Notification System

Beginning on Monday, October 25th, Warsaw Community Schools transitioned 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.

Here are two (2) steps every parent/guardian is asked to complete:

  1. Update/Confirm  contact information on Powerschool: https://warsawschools.powerschool.com/public/

  2. 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.

  • WCS District Delay & Cancellation Guidelines: Read More

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 15 websites - one for district news and one for each of the corporation's 14 schools/Programs. Features include a robust search engine, a message feature, language translation, staff contacts, news, live feed, and events.

New since July 2020, WCS now offers a mobile App. The WCS App is free and available on Apple Google Play.

WCS Communication Plan includes a district Facebook and a Twitter account managed by WCS Superintendent Dr. David Hoffert. Each school has an official Facebook and Twitter account.

Additionally, school and community information is distributed through Peachjar flyers via the email provided on the parent portal of Powerschool.

eLearning daysschool delays & cancellations will be announced through multiple media sources: Thrillshare SMS, website, WCS APP notification (Apple) (Google Play), Facebook, and Twitter.

Amanda J Scroggs