How to Receive Critical Messages from PWCS
PWCS Notifications (Automatic Enrollment)
Parents and guardians of students and employees of Prince William County Public Schools are automatically enrolled in the PWCS Notification messaging service.
PWCS central office and schools use this system to communicate delayed opening and school closing information, emergency messages, and to send attendance, lunch account balance, and school-based outreach messages. Messages are delivered using basic contact information provided by parents and employees.
Updating Basic Contact Information
It is important to keep emergency contact information up to date. Parents may view request edits to their child's emergency contact information online through Parent Portal.
Employees may view and update their contact information through Employee Self Service.
PWCS ENews (Subscription Service)
Students, spouses, and community members interested in receiving news, events, and updates from PWCS may subscribe to PWCS E-News. News is sent by email.
PWCS Weather Alerts (Subscription Service)
Students, spouses, and community members interested in receiving emergency messages and updates from PWCS may subscribe to Weather Alerts. Inclement weather closure or delay alerts are sent by your choice of email and/or text message. Parents may consider using this service to receive emergency messages at additional phone numbers or addresses not listed in their child’s contact record.
Subscribers are responsible for updating and removing themselves from the subscription systems.
MyPWCS app for mobile devices delivers the information you want, including emergency announcements, news, and links to lunch menus, school contacts, bus schedules, and lunch payments, to the palm of your hand. Download the latest version from the Google Play Store and the App Store.