The Wellesley Police Department and the Wellesley Public School System are pleased to announce that school cancellation notices are now available through text messages and email. These official announcements can be sent directly to your cell phone or email inbox the moment school is canceled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances. Families and Wellesley School Department staff now have to ability to be notified instantly if and when school has been canceled.
Text messages and emails are sent by the Wellesley Police Department through their Community Notification System once an official determination about school closing has been made. The Wellesley Police Department’s Community Notification System also includes text and email alerts about Wellesley traffic delays, crime and emergency alerts, power and utility outages, as well as weather alerts. The service is free, and the messages are sent directly from the Wellesley Police Department’s Emergency Communication Center.
Although the Wellesley Police Department will be transmitting these messages, please do not call 911 or the Wellesley Police Department to inquire as to whether school has been canceled for the day.
Families can also sign up directly by clicking on this link http://service.govdelivery.com/demos/MAWELLPD/landing_page/index.html. Please note that you must check off ‘Send updates immediately by email’ in order to be notified instantly via email.
If you have questions or problems with signing up for this service, please feel free to contact Sgt. Scott Whittemore at 781-235-1212 or [email protected]