Winter Weather Procedures and Text Alerts

winter weather

In preparation for winter weather months, here is a reminder of the Arlington Public Schools Winter Weather Procedures for closings, delayed openings, and early dismissals.

To make sure you receive text alerts about changes in APS operation status, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that your mobile phone number is in the school’s database (contact the school, or check ParentVUE) AS a mobile number. It can also be your home/work number, but it must also be entered separately as a Mobile or Cell.
  2. Once that gets imported to School Talk, you will receive a confirmation text message. You MUST reply “Y” or “YES” to this initial text to opt in. If you miss that initial text, you can still opt in at any time by texting “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587.

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