If you enjoy receiving text messages from the school division, you will need to take action.
Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) uses its Alert Now system to send division families and staff members phone calls, email and text messages about school division news and events, including weather announcements, school closings or other changes to school operations.
This year, VBCPS is using a new system provider for its Alert Now system.
Families will not need to enroll in the system; their contact information is directly carried over based on their child’s registration information. However, for text messaging, families will need to confirm they would like to keep receiving text messages from the division.
Monday, July 2, families will be receiving a text message from the division’s system provider, School Messenger, asking them to confirm they want to keep receiving Alert Now texts. This will be the only message families will receive from School Messenger.
Of course, families can always opt-in to the texts at any time by texting a “Y” or “Yes” to the division’s short code number, 67587.
As a reminder, there are no additional fees for this service – it would subject to all applicable messaging charges depending on your service provider. Standard message and data rates may apply.
For more information about the division’s Alert Now system, visit vbschools.com.