Family Notification System

Stay connected. Stay informed.

Keeping you informed in the event of an emergency is a top priority of Martinsville City Public Schools. The school division utilizes both a district-wide messaging service and smartphone app which allow us to send a telephone call, text message, email message, and/or push notification to you providing important information about school closings due to inclement weather, or to remind you about various events such as report card distribution, field trips, and more. In the event of an emergency at school, you can have peace of mind knowing that you will be informed immediately through the information you have provided to the school through the Returning Student Registration web form.

District-wide messages regarding school closings and delays due to inclement weather will be sent out via our family notification system. The same information will also be shared with local media outlets, posted on the MCPS website (, and posted to official school social media pages.

What you need to know about receiving notifications through the MCPS messaging system:

  • Caller ID will display either the school’s main number or the division’s notification number (276) 403-5710 when an announcement is delivered.

  • The system will leave a message on any answering machine or voicemail.

The system will send out a phone call, text message, and/or email, depending on the notification preferences you selected at the beginning of the school year. If you would like to update your preferences, please contact your child's school.

The successful delivery of information via this system is dependent upon accurate contact information for each student, so please make certain that we have your most current phone number and email address. If this information changes during the school year, please contact your student’s school to update your information. If you have students enrolled at multiple schools within the division, you must update your information with each school.

What you need to know about the MCPS app:

MCPS has introduced a new smartphone app to help you keep up with all that's going on at Martinsville City Schools. It's everything MCPS in your pocket.

The app will allow you to access events, news, updates, and even emergency notifications right from your phone.

  • To download the free app, search Martinsville City Schools, VA in the iOS App Store or Android Play Store and enable Notifications.

  • The app will send out a push notification with the same information distributed by the MCPS messaging system.

  • Important notices can be reviewed in the app’s Notifications section which is accessed via the Menu in the bottom left corner of the app.

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