EWSD to Test Its Emergency Notification System on October 16

The Essex Westford School District (EWSD) utilizes an automated emergency calling system that is currently intended only for emergencies, such as an unscheduled early release or a school closing.

An annual test of this system is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 16 at 10:30 a.m.  At that time, families will receive a brief message from the system based upon contact information provided to the schools. The system will contact families via email, primary phone numbers, and secondary phone numbers.

If you do not receive a message and you feel you should have, please contact the school that your child attends to confirm that your contact information is correct. If you receive the message in error, please contact EWSD Communications Coordinator Ben Dickie to be removed from the list.

The Vermont School Safety Center has also provided a video that discusses the roles and responsibilities for parents should there ever be a crisis at your school.