Electronic School Notification System

Albemarle County Public Schools uses an Electronic School Notification System (ESNS) to share important information with parents/guardians, employees, and students* through voice, email and text messaging. Currently, the school division partners with a company called BrightArrow to deliver these messages. 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.

*At this time, students are eligible to receive email messages only, and only through their ACPS email address.