We would like to remind families that a test of the #AlertReady system will occur across Alberta tomorrow, Wednesday, May 9, at 1:55pm.
This new system can send alerts to the majority of smartphones across Canada and may override user settings such as silent mode. If your child has a smartphone device please speak with them about this upcoming system test.
This system is not used by Westwind School Division to communicate with parents but is a wireless public alerting system developed by Federal and Provincial emergency management, environment, and broadcasting officials.
It is designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving alerts to Canadians about emergency situations including but not limited to natural disasters, environmental issues, and civil emergencies.
To learn more about the Alert Ready Emergency Alert System visit www.alertready.ca.