NAFCS is working to improve our communications with parents/guardians for bus route cancellations. We appreciate your patience in receiving the many calls that unfortunately we have had to make. We are constantly looking for solutions to our bus driver shortage issue.
Beginning Sunday, September 18th, NAFCS will be practicing the following protocols:
- For bus route cancellations, NAFCS will be utilizing text and/or email to the schools impacted. We will no longer be making phone calls for bus route cancellations. We will use phone calls for emergencies, school related information, and/or weather-related events.
- NAFCS will continue to communicate only with custodial parents/guardians. For bus cancellations, communications will occur via text and/or email. The contacts that we are currently calling are the only phone numbers available for text messaging. If you currently have a home phone number (land line) associated with your account and would like to change it to a cell, please contact your child’s school. To be able to receive text messaging through our communication provider (School Messenger), custodial parents/guardians will need to voluntarily text “Y” to 67587. School Messenger will also be sending an introductory text to families and you can opt in from there as well. If you do not receive a text message, please contact your child’s school to make sure that we have the appropriate phone number on file for the custodial parent/guardian.
This transition plan will begin on Sunday, September 18. School Messenger is compliant with the Student Privacy PledgeTM, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.
Additionally, bus cancellations will be updated daily before 6:00 AM and 7:30 PM on our corporation website:
For emergency and weather related events (i.e. snow cancellations), NAFCS will be sending mass messaging to custodial parents and staff via: phone calls, text and email.
To reiterate, bus cancellation communication will come in three forms: text message (if you have opted in), email, and posted on our corporation website.
We thank you for your continued support of New Albany Floyd County Schools.