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Closings Instructions

Reporting a CLOSING/DELAY

ONLINE:

Step 1:

If you already have an ID and password for WSBT's Automated Closing System you can report your closing/delay by Clicking Here to LOGIN. You must then proceed to steps 2-4.

If you do NOT have an ID and password, please Click Here to register for our closing system.

(NOTE: By registering for an ID and password, you are not reporting a closing. You are simply signing up for the ability to do so.) If you need to report a closing today, call 574-247-6397

Step 2:

Enter your establishment's ID number and password.

Step 3:

Follow the instructions to change the status of your establishment to be Closed, Opening Late (by the number of minutes), Closing Early at Time, Open After Closing, Other.

Step 4:

Select the Special Status Codes dropdown to add additional special information - on Line 2.

If the informaiton you need to add isn't in the available codes, select "other" and type in your information on line 2. (total of 34 characters may be used).

BY PHONE:

Step 1:

To report a closing or a change in operating status by phone, please call the WSBT automated telephone answering system at 574-247-7386, and follow steps 2-4. This number is reserved exclusively for the reporting of closing information.

Step 2:

When Prompted:

-Enter your ID number followed by the pound (#) sign. Then enter your password followed by the pound (#) sign.

You must enter all 4 digits for both ID and Password. If you entered your ID correctly, you will hear an auntomated voice state your establishment name.

If you do NOT have an ID number or password, please Click Here to register for our closing system.

(NOTE: By registering for an ID and password, you are not reporting a closing. You are simply signing up for the ability to do so.)

Step 3:

Next the automated voice will state various closing conditions:

Press 1 - To report a change in hours of operation -then follow the prompts to select one of the following:

1 Delayed Opening

2 Early Closing

3 Closed All Day

4 Clear All Closing Informaiton

Press 2 - To enter a special status code -Listed below:

11 No AM Kindergarten

12 No PM Kindergarten

13 Alternative Kindergarten

14 Teachers Report on Time

15 No Evening Activities

Press 3 - To RESET all status informaiton

Press 4 - To Enter Another ID

Press 5 - To End The Call

*Please Note: If you DELAY your school/organization, and then decide to CLOSE, you must RESET your school/organization before you close. This will clear all the special status informaiton you have previously entered.

Questions? Call 574-233-3141 between 9am-5pm weekdays.

Email ClosingProfile@wsbt.com with any changes to your account.

*Note: WSBT does not accept closing announcements via email or fax.

Signing up for TEXT ALERTS

WSBT Alert can now be sent to your mobile phone as a text message, wherever you are. Get breaking news, severe weather alerts, and now - brand new to WSBT Alert - School Closings, anywhere, anytime! It's one more way WSBT-TV is Your Local News Leader.

Step 1:

Sign up for Text Alerts by Clicking Here and filling out the form.

Step 2:

In Step 2 of the sign up process, a personal authorization code will be sent to your mobile phone or email address. You will need to enter the 5-digit code in the screen following the sign up form within (5) minutes in order to verify and complete your enrollment in the system. Do not navigate away from that screen until your enrollment is complete.

You can download and print these instructions by Clicking Here

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