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PWCS Notifications

Learn more about notifications.

Parents and guardians of students and employees of Prince William County Public Schools are automatically enrolled in the PWCS Notification service (School Messenger) for phone, text, and email messages. 

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 through the Hub- ParentVUE and Emergency Cards. 

Customize your notification preferences on go.schoolmessenger.com.

Important tip for users with TTY: phone messages from PWCS can be placed on hold for up to two minutes by pressing the # key. To then play the message, press the * key.

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Messages

User Guide (PDF)    FAQs
On the My PWCS Mobile App and web.

"Messages" is a web and mobile app that gives families an alternate way to 1) view and listen to messages sent from PWCS, your school, and teachers; (see PWCS notifications) 2) participate in one or more teacher driven classroom group discussions 3) join invitation-only groups for clubs/sports; and 3) customize how you receive messages from the school or district.

Parents and students can click "Messages" from the My PWCS mobile app to connect with classroom or activity groups they are members of. Those who prefer web access can connect from go.schoolmessenger.com.

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My PWCS app

Learn more about the app.

News and event feeds on the mobile app provide customized information about the district and your schools. Links to bus schedules, menus, and more give you access to the most sought after information. Push notifications keep you alert to breaking news such as weather closings while the message center keeps your broadcast emails, calls, and texts in one convenient location.

Available from the app:

  • Here Comes the Bus
  • Canvas
  • Password Reset for Students and Staff
  • Wifi locations
  • Meal information
  • Messages
  • Teacher Initiated Messaging "Groups"
  • School Contact Information
  • Office 365 login
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Here Comes the Bus

Learn More about Here Comes the Bus

Wondering where the bus is? Now you'll know. See real-time map locations for your student's buses. Get push-notifications when the bus gets close by. Get everyone to the stop at the right time, every time. Available by link from the My PWCS mobile app, as a standalone app, or from the web.

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The Hub - ParentVUE 

Login to ParentVue

Through ParentVUE (part of the Hub) parents and guardians may view student grades, schedules, attendance, immunization records, and update contact information. Download the App or log-in on the web. 

Learn more about The Hub - ParentVUE.

Canvas

Learn more about Canvas.

Canvas is an online extension of the classroom environment. Teachers use this Learning Management System to communicate with students about day-to-day classwork, assignments, and homework. 

Students, parents, and teachers can log in from an app or their school webpage using a PC or tablet with their PWCS credentials.

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Office 365

Office 365 Login

Microsoft Office 365 provides the ability for PWCS students and staff to communicate, store files, and collaborate on in real-time from school, work, or home, all within a secure online environment. All students in grades 3-5 are issued PWCS email accounts for school use.

Students are allowed five downloads of Microsoft Office for the devices that they use for school work. 

Learn more about O365 in PWCS.

Websites

The District websites offer the latest news and in-depth details about PWCS. School websites provide school-based information and events. Be sure to visit your school websites frequently. Websites are optimized for viewing in Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers.

Watch PWCS TV

PWCS-TV, Prince William County Public Schools' dedicated television channel, can be found on Channel 18 on the Comcast Cable System and on Channel 36 in the Verizon FiOS line-up. Watch the live stream anytime from anywhere at pwcstv.com.

PWCS-TV is an excellent resource for the most up-to-date information on activities, emergency announcements, events, and school closings. And tune-in to watch live School Board Meetings or re-airs of the most current meeting throughout the week.

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The Scoop

Our weekly newsletter that makes sure you never miss a "Positively PWCS" story. The headlines from www.pwcs.edu are delivered by email in a newsletter format. Parents are automatically subscribed. 

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Daily ENews

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Board Briefs

Visit Board Briefs

Board Briefs provides a summary of school board meetings and is published twice a month. Look for it in the news section of PWCS.edu or on the My PWCS Mobile App news feed.