Please be advised that the federal government will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on Wednesday, October 4, at 1:20 PM Central Time.
What to Expect
All cell phones will receive a text message accompanied by a unique tone and vibration. Radios and televisions will also broadcast a test emergency alert.
Potential Classroom Disruption
We understand that the timing of this test coincides with school hours. Please be prepared for a momentary interruption during class or activities. Teachers and staff are informed and will handle the situation to minimize disruption while ensuring students understand that it is only a test. We also ask parents to share this info with their children so they know the alert is only a test.
This test is part of the federal government's ongoing efforts to ensure the effectiveness of emergency alert systems. No action is needed on your part when you receive this alert.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter.