The winter months are upon us, and inclement weather can occur at anytime. Parents and guardians can receive weather-related news via telephone call and/or text message with SchoolMessenger – but there are steps to take to ensure that you correctly receive these alerts.
- Make sure you selected the Weather-Related Delays/Cancellations alert in SchoolMessenger’s InfoCenter. You may have downloaded the InfoCenter by SchoolMessenger App onto your cell phone or accessed it via https://infocenter.schoolmessenger.com. Simply log in to check which alerts are selected and that your contact information is correct.
- If you haven’t accessed InfoCenter before, do so! SchoolMessenger’s InfoCenter lets you control how you’d like to be contacted and works like a mailbox, giving you a place to review messages you may have missed. Each parent/guardian will need to log into InfoCenter to change his/her own notification preferences. Please note that the district cannot “add you to a list” or do this for you – each parent/guardian is responsible for selecting his own preferences. For more information about InfoCenter, visit www.gcsny.org/schoolmessenger.
- If your information is incorrect in InfoCenter, you must update your contact information in your SchoolTool/Parent Portal account. SchoolMessenger uses the contact information that you have on file with the district in SchoolTool. You can verify your contact information by logging into your SchoolTool/Parent Portal account. If your contact information is incorrect, you do not know your Parent Portal username and password, or you aren’t registered for an account, visit www.gcsny.org/parentportal and follow the instructions to correct this important information.
In addition to SchoolMessenger alerts, the district also disseminates weather-related closings, delays and early dismissals via the district website, Facebook, Twitter, local radio stations and by calling the weather phone number (845) 294-2400.
For more information about school closings and delays, visit the School Closings & Delays page.