Our automated school notification system has changed its name to SwiftK12. This updated notification system has several new features that will make it easier for us to keep in contact with your family. SwiftK12 allows our school to send messages using phone calls and emails. Emails will be from firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone calls will be sent with an alternate Caller ID number. District-wide calls will come from 620-860-1551. Calls from a specific attendance building will have their own alternate Caller ID:
Buhler High School: 620-860-2121
Prairie Hills Middle School: 620-860-2124
Union Valley Elementary School: 620-860-2125
Plum Creek Elementary: 620-860-2126
Buhler Grade School: 620-860-2132
You may want to add this information to your address book to help you recognize incoming calls and emails from the school easily.
SwiftK12 is integrated with the existing PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you are the parent of a 6th – 12th grade student, and you log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal (not the PowerSchool Mobile App), you will now see a new link called SwiftReach SwiftK12 on the left navigation pane under Alerting.
You will be able to see all the contact information our school has listed for you by clicking on the Contact Information button in the top navigation. Within the Alert Preferences section of the Parent Portal, you will be able to choose your communication preferences based on message category and message type (email, and/or voice) by placing a checkmark into the aligned contact fields. You may opt-out of any message category except for Emergency Messages. Emergency messages are always sent with both message types to every contact field shown, even if you have opted out. Emergency messages will be labeled as such, so you will know it is an actual emergency. Tolls and charges associated with receipt of messages from the school are your responsibility and not the responsibility of the school. Please be sure to set your unique preferences if there are any numbers or addresses to which you do not like to be contacted. All phone numbers and email addresses must be in a valid format to save properly.
If you have elementary school students or you do not have access to log into the Parent Portal, you may contact the school directly to make updates.
Inclement Weather Procedures
In case of power failure, snowstorms or any other emergency resulting in a condition that would endanger the health of students, school shall be dismissed and students delivered to their respective homes as soon as possible provided the emergency cannot be corrected that day.
Parents should instruct the student and the office of any special circumstances resulting from early dismissal. Buhler USD 313 will attempt to accommodate all the situations regarding the student's best interests.
Those who transport their own students should listen for news reports. If in the judgment of school officials it is wise not to have school because of storm conditions or other circumstances, Buhler USD 313 will notify the following radio and television stations: