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Emergency Information → Information Sources
How to Receive MCPS Emergency Information
MCPS Web: Home page
Weather-related messages are posted in English and Spanish.
Weather-related messages are sent in 6 languages (English, Chinese, French, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese).
Text and Email: Alert MCPS
Alert MCPS provides you with emergency information about school operations via text messages (i.e. SMS text or email messages) to devices you register. Signing up for Alert MCPS is free, but your wireless carrier may charge you a fee to receive text messages. This service is provided in collaboration with the Montgomery County government. Weather-related messages are sent in English and Spanish.
Text and Web: Twitter
A Twitter account allows you to follow MCPS text-message updates on your computer or on your cell or other mobile device. Twitter updates will include emergency message and other school system news.
TV: MCPS Cable Channels
Emergency announcements are posted on the following cable channels.
- Comcast Channel 34
- Verizon Fios Channel 36
- RCN Channel 89
Telephone Information Line: 301-279-3673
Recorded emergency information.
Telephone: Ask MCPS: 301-309-6277
Staff takes calls from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, in English and Spanish.
Web: MCPS Newsfeed
Receive alerts and news on your computer.
TV and Radio: Local Stations
Tune in to local TV and radio stations for information.