Skylert Information

WASD Skylert FAQ Skylert Setup Guide


What is Skyward?
Skyward is the application used by WASD for student records management. Many parents at the Middle School and High School level use Skyward Family Access to monitor their student’s grades and attendance.


What is Skylert?
Skylert is an instant notification system that utilizes the contact information in Skyward to send out emergency notices and other information to parents via phone, text, and email. Parents who want instant notifications from the school must first have an established Skyward account in order to get notifications via Skylert.


I have never used Skyward Family Access. How do I get an account with a login & password?
Go to www.westby.k12.wi.us. Click the Skyward Family/Student Access link on the home page. Complete the Family Access Account Request Form. Skyward Login and password information will be emailed to you within 4 business days.


What type of information will be sent using Skylert?
A very valuable use for this tool is to be able to send out mass communication for weather-related school closings, early releases due to weather or power outages, and other general school information. The district will also be using Skylert to send attendance notifications if your child isn’t in their morning classes and there is no note or phone call on file in Skyward for the absence.


I already have a Skyward Access Account. How can I sign up for Skylert Alerts?
Log into Skyward Family Access and click on the Skylert link located on the left side. From there you can add or update information as needed. A document titled How to set up Skylert notifications contains instructions and screenshots and can be found on the Skyward Login Page..


What is the cost of this program?
WASD does not charge you for this service. We cannot pay, however, for text message charges (that may be incurred by you) for sending or receiving text messages. Check with your wireless carrier for possible charge(s).


What is the difference between a School Hours Emergency and a Non-school Hours Emergency?
A School Hours Emergency is an emergency that happens while school or school activities are in session and students are in attendance. Non-School Hours Emergency is an emergency that happens before school starts or after school activities are over for the day.


How can I stop receiving Skylert Alerts?
Log into Skyward Family Access and click on the Skylert link located on the left-side. Uncheck any categories you don't want to get alerts for that are not greyed out. Once completed, click the Save button. Note: You will be unable to stop receiving alerts that are greyed out.
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