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Winter Weather Notification Center

Weather conditions may make it necessary for the Elizabethtown Area School District to close schools, delay the start of school, or dismiss early for the safety of students and staff. Families should have a well-communicated plan in place in the event of these unplanned weather events. Due to the speed at which the District can post weather-related updates online, information will typically appear on our social media channels (Facebook and Twitter) and website first, followed by direct communication with our families. For school closings and delays, whenever possible, the District will try to make a decision the night before a weather event. However, when that is not possible, the District typically decides school status by 5:15 a.m. the morning of the weather event and begins communicating the information immediately with our families. Below we have outlined how we will communicate with our families for each scenario (closing, delay, early dismissal). Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our process including how to receive District-issued text messages.

What We Do and Don't Do

Click on the  +  symbol for a listing of how we communicate in a weather event

Important Information on How to Receive a Text Message

  • The District will send ALL families text messages (no need to register) for school closings, school delays, and early dismissals. However, while the District will text all families automatically, due to a Federal Communication Commission mandate, you do need to take the following action to receive EASD-issued text messages:
    • Send a one-time text of YES or Y to the following number - 67587 - from the device you have on file in our Student Information System AND wish to receive the text message. Until you send the one-time text message, your device will automatically block our messages, and you will not receive text messages from the EASD. If you are already receiving text messages from the District, this action is unnecessary as you have already completed this step.
  • Contact information, including phone numbers, text numbers, and email addresses, can be updated by contacting Becky Greenly at or (717) 361-4893. 


For questions about the District's use of School Messenger for winter weather notifications, please contact Troy Portser at (717) 367-1521 ext. 10024 or

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