Krista Polston Director of Communications and Strategic Partnerships. Phone number 574 371 5098 ext 2482 email address 1 Administration Drive, Warsaw, In 46580

Under the direction of the Superintendent and Board of School Trustees, the Communications Department provides leadership in the communication and public relations of Warsaw Community Schools (WCS). The Director of Communications and Strategic Partnerships is responsible for district communications, marketing, and website development and maintenance. This includes overseeing media, public relations, social media platforms, and strategic partnerships, as well as promoting community outreach, branding, promotional materials, marketing events, and strategic communication plans. 

The Communications Department supports the overall internal and external communication functions of the district. This includes working closely with other Cabinet members including Dr. David Hoffert, Superintendent, Tracy Horrell, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education, and Dr. Dani Barkey, Deputy Superintendent.

All media inquiries should be directed to Krista Polston.

  • Any individual, who wants added to the press release mailing list (staff, parents, community members, etc.), can request to be added here.

  • For access to WCS's approved building logo files, please email Krista Polston. Only approved logos are permitted to be used by internal and external stakeholders.

Parent Square

Warsaw Community Schools uses ParentSquare for school communication, primarily with email, text and app notifications.

ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each parent, using their preferred email address and phone number. We encourage parents to access their accounts so they can download the mobile app and update their preferences on when and how they are notified. This information feeds directly from PowerSchool.

eLearning daysschool delays & cancellations will be announced through Parent Square and on our social media accounts.

Communication Strategies

WCS, through its partnerships and platforms, is committed to supporting targeted school information and news at the district, school, and classroom levels.

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 apps (Apple/ Google Play), media partners, and social media.

Warsaw Community Schools hosts 16 websites - one for district news and one for each of the corporation's 15 schools/programs. Features include a robust search engine, a message feature, language translation, document folders, staff contacts, news, live feed, and events.

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.

Delay & Cancellation Protocols

Delays and cancellation procedures on a normal school day:

It will be announced no later than 5:45 a.m. if we are delaying and/or closing.

Following a delay, it will be announced no later than 7:45 a.m. if schools will be closing.

Delays and cancellation procedures on a late-start PLC Monday:

It will be announced no later than 6:30 a.m. if we are delaying and/or closing.

In the event of a delay on a PLC day, the school will run according to the normal 2-hour delay schedule.

In the event of a cancellation on a PLC day, the PLC day will not be transferred to another date.

WCS Delay & Cancellation Guidelines:

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District eLearning Pages, Definitions and Guidance:

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Weather Alerts will be Sent Using:

Parent Square (text, email and app);

ALL WCS Twitter Accounts;

ALL WCS Facebook Accounts;

District Instagram Account

Local News and Media Stations