With winter weather just around the corner, it’s a good time to become familiar with how the district shares weather-related school closing information.
Cancellations, delays or early dismissals are posted on the school district’s website, right on the homepage at www.bethlehemschools.org.
School closings are also announced on the following local TV and radio stations: Channel 6, Channel 9, NEWS10, Channel 13, FOX23, WGNA (107.7 FM), WGY (810 AM), WYJB (B95.5), WRVE (99.5 FM), as well as http://timesunion.com. We will also post closings and delays on the district’s Twitter (twitter.com/BethlehemCSD) page. School closings are NOT posted to Facebook.
For district parents and staff, closing information will be sent directly to you via email using School Messenger. You can check to see if you are signed up to receive text messages by texting “Y” to 67587. If you are not connected, you will likely need to update your contact information that the district has on file:
- Parents who need to update their contact information should email District Registrar Melissa Haas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Staff who need to update their contact information should contact Human Resources.
It is best to rely on more than one source of information when it comes to weather-related announcements. This is particularly true in situations that involve power outages, which can affect the district’s ability to send electronic notifications. Emergency preparedness agencies have advised that residents have access to a battery-powered radio so that they can receive information if other communication channels are unavailable.