Schools seek to update family info for emergency notices

Published: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 10:45 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 10:45 a.m.

Alachua County Public Schools officials are asking parents to make sure their children's emergency contact information is up to date.

During last month's severe winter weather, many parents called schools to find out whether classes would be canceled, schools spokeswoman Jackie Johnson wrote in a statement.

The most effective way for the school district to communicate with parents about school closures due to weather and other circumstances is by sending automated phone messages, emails and texts through the parent notification system, Johnson wrote.

Parents who didn't receive any messages about Alachua County Public Schools staying open despite the weather recently should contact their children's schools to update contact information.

Alerts are also available on the school district's website,, and on its Twitter account, @AlachuaSchools.

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