During the recent power outages, the District chose to use phone numbers listed as "emergency contact" numbers to contact teachers, parents, and community members. This was done intentionally in order to reach cell phones rather than home phones, many of which were not working at the time.
The District will not use these emergency phone numbers for early morning communications, as many are associated with community members who do not have children in our schools.
In the event of an early morning phone call, the District will call ONLY the main phone number listed in our staff and student records.
For weather related updates, please do not rely on any one source of information. Please consider checking twitter.com/ccsdschools (#ccsdschools), signing up for our text messaging service (see below), checking the District website at www.ccsd.edu, checking the New City Patch, and/or checking our new Alerts page (blogs.ccsd.edu/alerts).
To sign up for the District's text messaging service, please text @ccsdalerts to (845) 445-6333 (our new local number). If you have already signed up for these alerts, there is no need to re-register.