Electronic Communications to Parents/Guardians
Communication between the Wilmington Area School District and the Parents/Guardians of students is paramount to providing the best education possible and to ensure the safety of all students and staff.
The District utilizes several methods of communication to parents/guardians as follows:
Wilmington Area School District utilizes Facebook and Twitter to share news, announcements, emergencies, and student achievements. We encourage all parents, guardians, friends, relatives, and members of the community to follow us on social media.
Official WASD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wilmingtonsd
Official WASD Twitter: https://twitter.com/WilmingtonSD
Again, we encourage everyone to follow us on social media so that you may be informed immediately of important news and announcements, including emergency notifications.
All Call System
This provides School Administrators the ability to call, via phone, all or select parents/guardians.
This communication method is used primary for:
- Emergency Alerts
- School Closings & Delays
- Important News & Announcements
Phone numbers used are from our Student Information System - Alma. If you are not receiving these alerts, please speak to a school Secretary to update your contact information.
Mobile Push Notifications
This is a new communication method that requires the use of the official Wilmington Area School District smart phone app. This app is available for Android and iOS devices at no cost and includes quick and easy access to information including athletic schedules, lunch menus, contact information, and more! To get the app, open the App store on your mobile device and search for "Wilmington Area School District"
EMAIL MESSAGES (via Alma SIS)
Regularly, staff and teachers may utilize a great feature of our new Student Information System - Alma. It allows school administrators to send mass emails to entire grade levels and also allows teachers to message parents/guardians 1-on-1 or to message entire classes about news, events, and announcements. To ensure you're receiving these messages, call a school secretary and ask to verify contact information.
Automatic Attendance Notifications
(via Text Message Only, Grades K - 12)
This is an automated alert to parents/guardians should their student(s) be marked absent during 1st period. These alerts are sent daily shortly after 1st period ends only to parents/guardians of absent students who provided a mobile phone number in Alma SIS. If you wish to receive attendance alerts, please speak to a school Secretary to ensure we have the correct number for you.
Google Guardians is a feature of Google Classrooms which sends parents/guardians an email summary of their student's Google Classroom activities. Summaries can be sent daily or weekly and will include things like class announcements, assignments, test scores, etc.
All parent/guardian email addresses provided on the Emergency Contact Card will receive an invitation email.
STUDENT WEB ACTIVITY REPORT
(Weekly Email. Only for students in grades 5-12 who use a school issued chromebook)
Parents/Guardians can sign up to receive a weekly report of their student's web activity on their school issued Chromebook. Guardians can see the websites their child has accessed (or attempted to access!) as well as their search terms/phrases. It will also show you average screen times. Registration for this service is located here: https://forms.gle/wCpHj2Vn2LRYTgVD8