As winter weather comes to Central New York, the North Syracuse Central School District encourages parents, students, teachers and the entire school district community to sign up for "North Syracuse Connect," an e-mail/text messaging alert system, in order to receive school closing, delay and early dismissal alerts.
North Syracuse Connect is an opt-in e-mail and text messaging alert system through which parents, residents, staff and community members can provide an e-mail address and/or cell phone number and select the types of messages they would like to receive. There is no charge for the service and users can unsubscribe at any time.
When the school district makes a decision to close or delay school or to dismiss early, North Syracuse Connect subscribers will be notified through the system.
Those wishing to subscribe to the service can sign up at nscsd.org and click on "Click Here to Register for E-News." From there, users will be prompted to enter their preferred contact information and select the types of messages they would like to receive.
E-mail messages will appear with the sender as firstname.lastname@example.org. Alerts are sent through an automated system, so recipients should not respond to the messages by using their "reply" or "reply to" e-mail options.
Alerts will typically contain a brief description of the news item in the message's subject line.
In addition to notifying the community through North Syracuse Connect, the district will continue to contact local television and radio stations to broadcast closing, delay and early dismissal information. Parents and guardians are reminded to make sure an emergency contact form is on file at their children's school and to be sure that children know where to go in the case of a closing, delay or early dismissal.
For more information about North Syracuse Connect or to receive a brochure, please contact North Syracuse Central School District Director of Technology Christopher Nelson at email@example.com or 218-2130.