AlertNow & Division Communications
AlertNow is an automatic notification system that delivers voice, e-mail and text messages. Parents receive important information, such as emergency notifications and other school news—if the district has correct household contact information. Each student name can be associated with two email addresses and up to five telephone numbers. All phone options will only be used in the case of an emergency.
Two telephone numbers may be designated as primary household numbers so that parents in different households may receive school news and alerts. Only primary numbers are called for non-emergency messages, such as school events and reminders.
The system will NOT be used when schools close all day or open late due to inclement weather. However, it may be used for unforeseen early dismissals or unusual circumstances. Delivery of information depends upon accurate contact information for each student. To update your information, make sure that your PowerSchool contact information is accurate.
Non-emergency messages will only be delivered to primary phone numbers. Emergency or crisis messages will be delivered to all phone numbers identified in the student system, including cell and work phone numbers. Power Announcement will leave a message on any answering machine or voicemail. Caller ID will display a 411 if the message is for an emergency.
If you have questions about the automatic notification system, please e-mail David.Uhlig@ccs.k12.va.us or call your school office for information.