Emergency Procedures

How Will I Be Notified in the Event of An Emergency or Weather Related Closing?

West Platte School District utilizes a telephone broadcast system that enables District personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal or school cancellation. This service may also be used from time-to-time to communicate general announcements or reminders. This service is provided by Blue Jay Connect, which specializes in school to parent communications.

When used, the service will simultaneously call all listed phone numbers in our parent contact list, and will deliver a recorded message. The service will deliver the message both to live answer and answering machines. No answer and busy signals will be automatically retried twice in 15 minute intervals after the initial call.

If you are not receiving the Blue Jay Connect calls, please contact the appropriate school office to update your contact information or you may log into PowerSchool with your parent/ guardian account and update your information under the E-Registration section.

Where Can I Find Information?

West Platte will also report school closings due to inclement weather on Television channels 4, 5, 9 and 41 and will use this system as an overlay to Blue Jay Connect.

Early Dismissal

Should school be dismissed early, please make arrangements to have your elementary children picked up. 

Each family should have a plan covering what to do when children arrive home due to an early school closure. Situations that should be covered with your child include:

  • What is the best route to and from home if your child cannot be delivered to the normal bus stop?
  • Where should your child go if he/she needs help?
  • Who will care for your child until you arrive home?
  • Is there someone your child can contact to help ease their fears?

Activities & Events In the Event of School Closing

Generally, if school is not in session, or dismissed early, there will be no practices, activities, or games that evening.