Dear Glen Cove Students, Staff, and Families,
On Wednesday, Oct. 4th at 2:20 p.m. ET, there will be a nationwide emergency alert test on cell phones, wireless devices, radios, and TVs. Cell towers will broadcast the test for approximately 30 minutes. The test will include a notification with a vibration and an alert tone. The message will say “This is a test of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”
This is a standard test that occurs at least once every three years to help ensure that systems are operational to warn the public about emergencies if and when they happen.
While this is only a test of the system, it will occur during school hours and could cause confusion, so it’s important to be aware of the information that can be found on FEMA’s website.
Attached is an informational flyer regarding the National Emergency Alert Test.
Thank you for your understanding.
Glen Cove City School District