How we notify families in case of school closings or an emergency

Closings and delays

When bad weather (or other event) forces us to delay or close school, we notify our Thunder families via:

  • School Messenger—our voice/email/text system. The system automatically contacts the first two contacts you listed on your emergency contact sheet. To receive texts, the contact must be be a cell phone number and you must message “Y” to 67587 to authorize text messages. If you are not receiving messages, please contact your school.
  • District website—the message will appear on the district’s and each school’s home pages.
  • Facebook—be sure to “like” Central Valley School District
  • Twitter—be sure to “follow” @CValleyCSD
  • Area media—The following radio and television stations list our status:
    • WKTV
    • YNN
    • WUTR / WFXV / WPNY
    • WRCK-107 / WKLL-K-ROCK
    • UMIX-102.5 / WOUR 96.9 / WTLB-1310 AM
    • WFRG-104 / WLZW-Lite 98.7 / WIBX-950 AM / WODX-OLDIEZ 96
    • WBUG-101.FM / WBGK-99.7 FM / WVTL-1570 AM
    • WRBC / WTEN (Albany TV Stations)
    • WHMV-LP (Mohawk Valley)
    • Utica OD

Emergencies

In the unlikely event of an emergency, we notify Thunder families via:

  • School Messenger—our voice/email/text system. The system automatically contacts the first two contacts you listed on your emergency contact sheet. To receive texts, the contact must be be a cell phone number and you must message “Y” to 67587 to authorize text messages. If you are not receiving messages, please contact your school.
  • District website—the message will appear on the district’s and each school’s home pages.
  • Facebook—be sure to “like” Central Valley School District
  • Twitter—be sure to “follow” @CValleyCSD
  • Area media—The following radio and television stations list our status:
    • WKTV
    • YNN
    • WUTR / WFXV / WPNY
    • WRCK-107 / WKLL-K-ROCK
    • UMIX-102.5 / WOUR 96.9 / WTLB-1310 AM
    • WFRG-104 / WLZW-Lite 98.7 / WIBX-950 AM / WODX-OLDIEZ 96
    • WBUG-101.FM / WBGK-99.7 FM / WVTL-1570 AM
    • WRBC / WTEN (Albany TV Stations)
    • WHMV-LP (Mohawk Valley)
    • Utica OD