Albemarle County Public Schools uses an Electronic School Notification System (ESNS) to share important information with families through voice, email and text messaging. This system is used to send general information as well as emergency alerts:
General (non-emergency) messages might announce, for example, a school schedule change due to inclement weather, a late school bus, an important school event or activity, or a student absence.
Emergency messages are sent in the event of an early closing decision made during the school day or a crisis situation at a school.
Parents/guardians have the opportunity to sign up for electronic notifications when they initially register their child for school and at the beginning of each school year when they review the registration and contact information on file for their child.
Parents/guardians may also enroll in the Electronic School Notification System or update their contact preferences at any time by contacting their child's school.
Please contact your child's school with questions about our Electronic School Notification System.
If You Are Receiving Messages in Error
If you do not have a child in Albemarle County Public Schools and are receiving messages in error, please call 434-974-5777 and choose Option 2 to have your number removed from the system.
When employees enroll in the Electronic School Notification System, they enable the school division to immediately notify them in the event of an emergency or to contact them regarding important school division information, including school closings and delays due to inclement weather.
New employees may register to receive electronic notifications and existing employees may edit their contact preferences in the system by using the school division's web-based update tool (ACPS login required):