To help our employees, the district provides notifications of inclement weather or emergency situation school closings to staff members. To prepare for the upcoming winter season, we will be conducting a test of this weather notification system for district staff at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The call will come from 515-633-5599. This is ONLY A TEST.
To make sure you receive the call:
- Have an Infinite Campus account. If you have a district email account, then you have an Infinite Campus account.
- Enter your preferred number into Infinite Campus.
To Access Your Infinite Campus Account:
- Log in to Infinite Campus (https://campus.wdmcs.org/campus/westdesmoines.jsp)
- Your user name is the first part of your email address (before the @). Nutrition, Operations, Kids West: Your password is happy1234. Please change your password once you log in. Teachers and building support staff: Please use your district network (email) password.
- Follow the directions below to edit your phone information.
- Log onto Infinite Campus (https://campus.wdmcs.org/campus/westdesmoines.jsp).
- Once in Infinite Campus, click on ‘Census’ and then ‘My Data’ on the left. Your information will come up on the right.
- Click ‘Request Demographic Update’ at the top of your information.
- Make your appropriate changes. At the bottom is a table of checkboxes. Any numbers you check as High Priority will be the numbers that receive the notification calls.
- Click on ‘Save Request’ at the top.
REMINDER: your changes are not automatic. This is simply a request to change your information, and it will need to be approved by the district before it will be active. Depending on the number of requests for changes, the approval can take up to 12 hours, so please submit your changes prior to 4 p.m. on Oct. 16.
- More detailed instructions can be found here: https://wdmtech.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/staff-contact/
If you can’t log in to Infinite Campus or change your information, contact your school’s office or Susan Tiemens for assistance.
There are many employees who do not regularly access their Infinite Campus accounts. If you do not have or use your Infinite Campus account, please contact your supervisor to ask about weather notification procedures. Also, please remember that anyone can call 515-633-5555 at any time to check for weather announcements.