From Wellesley Public Schools and Wellesley Police Department:
Wellesley Public Schools and the Wellesley Police Department are pleased to announce that school cancellation notices will now be available through text messages and email. The Wellesley Police Department’s Community Notification System also includes text and email alerts about Wellesley traffic delays, crime and emergency alerts, power and utility outages, as well as weather alerts. The service is free, and the messages are sent directly from the Wellesley Police Department’s Emergency Communication Center.
You must first register in order to avail yourself of this optional service. To sign up for this free service, go to www.WellesleyPolice.com and look for the sign up box located in the lower right hand corner of the front page. Families can also sign up directly by clicking on this link.
Please note that you must check off ‘Send updates immediately by email’ in order to be notified instantly via email. If you have questions or problems with signing up for this service, please contact Sgt. Scott Whittemore at 781-235-1212 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. Upon registration for this service, announcements will then be sent directly to your cell phone or email inbox when school is cancelled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.
Although the Wellesley Police Department will be transmitting these messages, please do not call 911 or the Wellesley Police Department to inquire as to whether school has been cancelled for the day. The text message and email alerts are in addition to, and do not replace, the other methods we use to notify families that school is cancelled, such as through cable TV and news websites.