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Emergency Notifications

As an elementary district serving young children, we recognize that you rely on us to keep our schools open, providing that it is safe to do so. In the unlikely event of a school closing or Late Arrival Day, we will notify parents in a number of ways: our webpages; an Emergency Alert notification; and TV/Radio announcements through the Emergency School Closing Center.

For details on the decision-making process, please see the Superintendent Letter.


Emergency Alert Notifications

For the 2016-2017 school year, we are using School Messenger as the Emergency Alert Notification System, which integrates with PowerSchool (our Student Information System) and broadcasts messages.

  • Using contact information (e.g., home phone, cell phone, and/or e-mail address) provided by parents/guardians during online student registration, District 103 notifies parents and staff through School Messenger. Note: Temporary delays can be expected when communication lines are stretched beyond capacity, such as when high volumes of messages are sent throughout the United States.
  • Emergency notifications are sent to phone numbers and email addresses stored in our PowerSchool Student Information System that are provided by parents and staff. Note that these messages come from the District 103 Office: (847) 295-4030. If you don't see a message in your email inbox, please be sure to check your spam folder.
  • New Text Alert Option: Families may also choose to opt-in to receive our emergency alerts by text message on their cell phones. If you have NOT received an invitation to opt-in your cell phone number and DO WANT to receive text alerts, please call your child's school office. With your consent, we will add your cell number to PowerSchool, and you should receive an invitation the next day to opt-in. If you choose to opt-in, you must reply to the text message invitation.

Want to be added to our emergency notification list or have questions? Contact us at Ask103@d103.org.

Emergency School Closing Center

We also contact the Emergency School Closing Center to broadcast information on local TV and AM radio stations. Search for our facilities at www.emergencyclosings.com:

Dist #103 Lincolnshire-Prairie View District; Daniel Wright; Half Day; Laura Sprague.

Please note these broadcasts may only update information in 30-minute intervals. 

AM Radio: WGN (720); WBBM (780) TV Stations: CBS 2; NBC 5; ABC 7; WGN 9; FOX 32; CLTV

Click here to signup for e-mail notification of our facilities' status: www.emergencyclosings.com

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