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How to Receive MCPS Emergency Information

MCPS Web: Home page

Weather-related messages are posted in English and Spanish.

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.

Social Media

Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

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: 240-740-3000

Staff takes calls from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, in English and Spanish.

TV and Radio: Local Stations

Tune in to local TV and radio stations for information.