Family Notification in Times of Emergency/ParentSquare
GCPS endeavors to notify parents in a timely manner relative to any schoolwide or districtwide emergencies or campus safety concerns. While letters may be sent home to parents affected by the occurrence, when circumstances require more immediate notification, this information, as it becomes available, will be posted on the GCPS website (www.gcpsk12.org), Facebook page, and Twitter account (@GwinnettSchools). In addition, the district and local schools will communicate with families using phone numbers and email addresses provided by the parent/guardian. This contact information is used by GCPS to send emergency notifications, such as school closings and safety alerts, by phone, text, and/or email via ParentSquare. General/non-emergency notifications will be sent by email using ParentSquare.
Parents should verify the accuracy of their contact information at the beginning of each school year, or they can update this information in the Parent Portal. In addition, if changes to contact information occur during the school year, parents should contact the school office to let staff know of those changes or update via the Portal. This will improve communication throughout the year and ensure that your family will receive messages sent through ParentSquare.
ParentSquare messages from Gwinnett County Public Schools will come from the school or district phone number based on who is sending the message. Please add this phone number to your contacts so you can easily identify the call as coming from the school district.
Please note that an individual can opt out of receiving ParentSqurae messages at any time, and you also have the ability to customize messaging preferences. They can do this by accessing ParentSquare through the Parent Portal or using the ParentSquare website or app.