School Closing /Instant Alert

School Closings

When it is necessary to cancel school due to snow or extreme cold, the local radio stations will be notified as soon as the decision to cancel has been made.  The notification will be broadcast between 6:00-7:00 am on 
WGN 720 AMWBBM 780 AMWAIT 850 AMWZSR 105.5 FM, WZZN 94.7 FM  and most major TV stations, including:  Channel 2 (CBS), Channel 5 (NBC), Channel 7 (ABC), Channel 9 (WGN), Channel 32 (FOX), Cable Channel CLTV 
Parents will be notified via the Honeywell Instant Alert system between 5:30-6:00 am.

You may also use the Emergency Closing Center

Honeywell Instant Alert

Cary School District 26 uses the Instant Alert® automated calling system from Honeywell to contact parents/guardians with urgent messages such as school cancellations. This is a user-based system, meaning that the parent is responsible for keeping the information up to date.

This system will always call the primary number given to the school at the time of registration. Generally, this is the student's home phone number. However, the system allows individual parent-users to customize how they would like to be contacted other than this main number. For example, a parent can choose to receive the message on his/her mobile, work phone, or a SMS text message.  Remember, anytime the contact information changes, the parent is responsible for updating this system, NOT the school.
Follow the instructions given below to login to the Honeywell site.

Honeywell Instant AlertTM for Schools Parent User Interface

Website URL:

Minimum Requirements 
Register and create your account

1.Go to the Honeywell Instant Alert for Schools
   website listed above. 

2.Click on ‘Parent’ in the New User box.

3.Complete the student information form.
   Click ‘Submit.’

4.Complete the corresponding screen.
   Click ‘Submit.’

5.After receiving the Confirmation message
 , click ‘Proceed’ to get started with Instant
6.Note: Remember your Login Name and
  Password so you may use it to update
  your profile.

View and check details about yourself and your family members

Upon successful login, click on ‘My Family.’

2.Click on a parent name to view and
   edit parent details.
3.Click on a student name to view details
   about your children enrolled in this school.

Configure alert settings for yourself

Click on ‘Alert Setup.’
2.Click on the check boxes to select which alert
   type you would like to have sent to which
   device. Click on ‘Save’ when complete.

3.If you would like to add another contact
  device, select the device type and enter the
  device details.  Select the person to whom
  the device belongs and click on ‘Add.’
4.For e-mail, text messaging and pagers you
  may send yourself a test message.  
  Click on ‘Send Test Message’ to send
  yourself a message.    

Additional Functions 
View History of Alerts 
Click on ‘Alert History’ to view Alerts that have been sent to you.  Use the calendar icons and ‘Alert Type’ list to filter the Alerts.

Identify key contacts for your children

Click on ‘Other Contacts.’

2.Click on ‘Add New Contact’ and complete
   the form.
3.Click on ‘Save’ when complete.

4.If you would like this person to receive
  Alerts from the school, return to the ‘Alert
  Setup’ page to configure this person’s alert 

For Assistance: or call us at 224-357-5100.