Albemarle County Public Schools utilizes a mass messaging system to keep families and employees notified of major events within the school division. This system uses phone, email and text messaging to send messages within two levels, Emergency and General:
Emergency messages are sent in the event of an early closing decision made during the school day or in the event of a crisis situation at a school.
General messages might include such announcements as a school closing or delay due to inclement weather, a late school bus, reminders of important school events, or information about school activities, such as an extended fire drill or a new traffic pattern.
Parents and guardians have the opportunity to sign up for the Electronic School Notification System when they initially register their child for school and at the beginning of each school year when they review registration and contact information.
Parents and 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):