Archive for Monday, December 7, 2009

Districts offer options for school closing information

December 7, 2009

Winter weather has officially hit the Shawnee and De Soto areas.

Patrons of the Shawnee Mission and De Soto school districts have many options when trying to stay on top of school closings, delays and early dismissals.

The De Soto School District offers free schoolNEWS alerts for emergency information, school closing, early dismissals and individual school reminders. Messages are sent via text messages or email to your wireless device, including cell phones, pagers and PDAs.

The district suggests checking your cell phone plan for any text message fees your provider may charge. To sign-up for alerts visit

Similarly, in the Shawnee Mission School District patrons can sign up for Shawnee Mission ALERT to get information about individual schools. ALERT offers emergency information, school closing, early dismissals and PTA and Administrative reminder to mobile phones, PDAs or pagers.

The Shawnee Mission School District's 24-hour information line, 913-993-7380, also carries inclement weather updates.

Both districts announce closings or delays on local radio and television stations. As well, as posting notices on the front page of each district's Web site.

For more information on inclement weather procedures visit and


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