Safety First: DISMISSAL DUE TO EMERGENCY OR INCLEMENT WEATHER
If you haven’t done so already, please activate or update your Honeywell Instant Alert information. For directions, go to our website, www.tewksburyschools.org. On the left hand side of the district home page, you will see a site shortcut regarding Honeywell Instant Alert. Instant Alert for Schools is an essential tool for notification and communication. Within minutes of an emergency, school officials can use Instant Alert to deliver a single, clear message to the students’ parents or guardians by telephone, cell phone, or e-mail in any combination. Instant Alert can also be used to notify you of a school closing due to inclement weather. It’s an equally effective way to keep you informed of everyday activities, such as event times and locations as well as schedule changes. Please activate your Instant Alert as soon as possible.
Equally important is your contact information in Realtime, our school management system. Please access the Realtime Parent Portal to update review and update your contact information. Parent Portal access IDs and passwords were given to you in a letter sent home on the first day of school. If you need assistance in accessing Realtime, please contact our school secretary, Eileen Callahan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If there is an early dismissal due to an emergency situation or inclement weather, all students (including YMCA participants, scouts, and club participants) will be placed on their assigned buses unless the parent calls the school that day to inform the office of their intended dismissal plans. All changes in Pick Up Patrol regarding pickups for that day and "permanent pickup" will be considered canceled and those students will be placed on their assigned buses. School Choice students with no bus assignment will automatically be considered pick up students and will remain at school. It is the responsibility of parents and guardians to make arrangements with your neighbors or family members to greet your child at the bus stop if you cannot be there. We urge you to include these neighbors and family members on the Honeywell system as contacts and listed in Realtime to ensure your child’s safety.