Emergency Communications

Response Planning

District representatives from several areas of campus are in regular communication with local law enforcement and Emergency Management Agency personnel to routinely evaluate our emergency response plans for various situations. As these agencies continue to learn more about best-practices in emergency preparation, we continue to revise our response procedures and train our staff accordingly through inservices, simulations, and safety drills.

To ensure our students’ safety and the security of the emergency response plan, details of the emergency plans are protected by law and are not publicly available.

Pick-up Procedures

In an emergency event situation, district officials, in conjunction with law enforcement, will determine when and where students can be reunited with families in a safe and orderly manner. This information will then be communicated to families through the district’s Official Communications Channels.

It is critically important that parents do not come to the campus to pick-up your child until you have received communication from the school or law enforcement to do so. This ensures that routes remain clear for emergency personnel, buses and their drivers, and possible evacuation of students. The roads around the school can quickly become congested if families rush to pick up their children.

Official Communications Channels

In the event of an emergency situation, the district will utilize one or more of the following communications channels, as available, to keep families apprised of updates and developments. Families are encouraged to connect with these services now for other relevant school updates, weather-related cancellations, as well as emergency communications.

We will make our best-possible effort to continue to receive incoming phone calls, while ensuring the safety of our staff. You can assist our office staff by first referring to the above communications channels for updates and keep our phone lines and staff available for emergency calls. 

Mass Communication Preferences

Crestview Local Schools uses an automated notification system for direct phone, text, and email communications to inform families of events, closures, delays, emergencies, and student absences. This system allows us to ensure all families receive important information within just minutes. While we hope you find this service valuable, we wish to respect family preferences regarding these communication channels and fulfill our intent to comply with FCC telecommunications regulations.

Change or update your preferences

If you wish to change which recipient receives a particular communication channel or to add, update, or remove a number or email address, please contact the Board of Education office or your child's school office.

Student Notifications

Students in grades 7-12 are invited to subscribe to receive direct notifications for events, emergencies, and weather-related updates. Student information provided for communications will be used only for group notifications and not distributed for other purposes. Participation is completely voluntary. To include your student's personal phone number for school notifications, enter it in the "Student's Cell Phone" field within FinalForms.

Notifications for Community Members

Community members without children presently attending in the district are encouraged to enroll in text notifications through WMFD.com for schedule and event changes.

Text message Opt-in and Opt-out

Families may opt-in to receive messaging notifications through the contact forms on FinalForms.

If you would prefer not to receive phone, text, or email communications through the notification system, please contact your child's school office or the Board of Education office at 419-895-1700.

Tip: You may find it helpful to have your communications preferences adjusted to ensure you still receive critical notifications instead of stopping all communications. 

Two-way SMS messaging

Crestview's building offices use two-way SMS messages to contact families regarding specific, individual situations and communication needs, particularly when a family member is not reachable by phone call or voicemail. Users who wish to opt out of these two-way SMS communications may reply STOP or contact the school office.