We have recently implemented a new school notification system called Alert Solutions. Alert Solutions allows our school to send messages using email, voice, and text messaging. Voice calls from your child's school will be sent with your school's phone number as the caller ID number. District-wide messages will show 620-543-2258 as the caller ID. You may want to add these phone numbers to your address book to help you recognize incoming calls from the school easily.
Alert Solutions is integrates with the existing PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you are the parent of a PHMS or BHS student, and can log in to the Parent Portal, you will now see a new link called "Alert Solutions 2". You will be able to see all the contact information our school has listed for you. Within this section of the Parent Portal, you will also be able to choose your communication preferences based on message category, such as School Closures or Attendance, and message type (email, voice, and/or text message). You may opt-out of any message category for Emergency Messages.
Managing your parent preferences and contact information is your responsibility. You must opt-in to receive text messages. To receive text messages, you must go to Preferences by Message Type and Click and hold to drag the contact information above to the appropriate boxes below. By default, phone calls and email are chosen. You will receive messages to every contact field shown and every message category that has all three message types chosen. Tolls and charges associated with receipt of messages from the school are your responsibility and not the responsibility of the school. All phone numbers and email addresses must be in valid format to save properly.
Emergency messages are always sent with all three message types (email, text, and voice calls) and 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.
If your child is an elementary student or you do not have access to log into the Parent Portal, please contact the school directly to request changes.
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: