GCPS to roll out first district-wide communication tool

There’s no shortage of ways to communicate these days, but Gwinnett County Public Schools has added a district-wide system primarily to be used in emergency situations.

This school year GCPS will use SchoolMessenger to communicate emergency and non-emergency messages to families by phone, text and email. Districtwide events, including key school dates, weather-related closings and automated attendance are expected to be the most common messages.

The new SchoolMessenger system uses contact information that parents provide to their child’s school. If parents need to change or update their contact information, they can contact their child’s school or make the changes in the parent portal.