Keeping parents informed helps to assure student safety and provides peace of mind. In the event of an emergency at your child's school, YCSD will utilize several methods to communicate with parents and the community. The division's rapid notification system, Connect 5, will be used to notify parents by phone and email, while the division's website and social media sites will also be updated as information becomes available. Calls to schools in the midst of an emergency situation are discouraged, as phone lines may be needed to address the emergency.
Connect 5 is also used to announce school delays/closings due to inclement weather as well as notify parents of student absences. School administrators also use Connect 5 to keep parents informed of upcoming events and other important reminders. Contact information is automatically uploaded from the division's student information system. To ensure that you receive these telephone and email messages, your child's school must have your most up-to-date contact information. If you move, change jobs or obtain a new cell phone number, be sure to provide your child's school with the new contact information so you won't miss a single message.