Emergency School Closings

SchoolMessenger Alerts

Please note that we have added an Emergency School Closing mailbox to our phone system. When you call Del Val's main number, 908-996-2131, press the * key for closings or delays. 

More Information and Help:

When used, the service will call all phone numbers in our selected parent contact lists and will deliver a recorded message from a school administrator. The service will deliver the message to both live answers and answering machines. No answers (phones ringing over 40 sec.) and busy signals will automatically be retried twice in fifteen-minute intervals after the initial call.

Please Note the Following:

This requires NO registration by the parent on the SchoolMessenger website. However, each year you can update your information when you register your student in PowerSchool Registration. If you need to make changes during the year, you will need to call Colleen LeBoeuf at extension 6203.  All information and contact numbers are strictly secure and confidential and are only used for the purposes described herein.

Here is some specific information you should know:

  • Caller ID: The Caller ID will display: 9089962131, which is the main number for our school.

  • Live Answers: There is a short pause at the beginning of the message, usually a few seconds.  Answer your phone as you normally would, “hello” and hold for the message to begin. Multiple “hellos” will delay the message. Inform all family members who may answer your phone of this process.

  • Answering Machines: The system will detect that your machine has answered and will play the recording to your machine.  The phone will ring for up to 40 seconds.  Make sure that your machine answers after four rings or you may miss the message.

  • Message Repeat: At the end of the message you will be prompted to ‘press any key’ to hear the message again.  This is very helpful when a child answers the phone and hands it t