Beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, Northfield Public Schools will conduct a test call using the Skylert system’s ‘Non Emergency Hours’ option. The ‘Non Emergency Hours’ option is used to alert families to weather-related delays and closings during the school year.

The purpose of the call is for parents to have a ‘test run’ of the phone numbers scheduled for contact and to give them an opportunity to change their Skylert preferences, prior to any weather-related early morning calls for late starts or cancellations from the district.

Parents should also receive a text message if they have previously subscribed to that service.

Please remember that each individual parent has an account this year, so it will be important for you to review all of the parent accounts in your household in order to eliminate unwanted or duplicate calls. Please see the Skylert document that outlines how to customize your individual Skylert preferences through Family Access, including how to register to receive text messages. (English | En Español)

If you need information about your individual Family Access/Skylert account, please contact Christine Neset by email at or by phone at 507.645.3445.