Winter is not over yet! Only 197 PSESD currently are signed up for FlashAlert push notifications. Want to know if PSESD Renton, Educare, Transportation, or any of the School Districts in Western Washington are running late or closed? You can self-register up to three email addresses and/or cell phone numbers and receive emergency reports and closure information at the same time as the news media.

When you register you can trigger test messages to make sure you entered addresses correctly and that messages get past your spam filters. Each summer, an opt-in message is sent to keep the database current. You also may register to receive closures via Twitter, Facebook, an RSS feed, or the free iPhone/Android app FlashAlert Messenger, which allows you to receive “push notifications” of emergency messages – much faster and more reliable than through text messages.

If you have not yet subscribed to FlashAlert or did not respond to the opt-in messages this summer and would like to participate please follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit https://www.flashalert.net/
  2. Select “Manage your Messages” from the toolbar
  3. Click on “Create New Account”
  4. Select the “Seattle/Western Washington Region”
  5. Select “King Co. Schools” where you will find PSESD listed.
  6. On the next page you will enter your email address to subscribe, on this page select if you would like to receive emergency alerts or news releases or both.

Once you are registered you can manage who you receive emergency reports and news about by subscribing to different organizations.