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HCPSS News Email and Text Messaging

Not Receiving Emails/Texts?

Please contact your child’s school if you are not receiving emails and/or text messages.

Parent Subscriptions

Parents/guardians of enrolled HCPSS students SHOULD NOT sign up for, or manage an HCPSS News account. All parents/guardians are automatically enrolled to receive HCPSS and school emails. Subscription information comes directly from the Family File information parents/guardians complete in the HCPSS Connect system.

Text Messages

To comply with wireless carrier requirements, parents/guardians must opt into receiving HCPSS and school text message alerts. Standard data fees and text messaging rates may apply based on your mobile plan. If you are unsure if you have already opted in, text the word “YES” to 67587 from the cell phone number on file in HCPSS Connect.

Please contact your child’s school if you have questions regarding your information in HCPSS Connect.

Please note! Unsubscribing from any school or district email or text will unsubscribe a user from all messaging, including emergency notifications.

HCPSS News Powered by SchoolMessenger

Using email and text alerts, HCPSS News keeps parents/guardians, staff, and community members up to date on news and events, and delivers real-time information on bus schedule changes, weather-related closings and emergency information.

To comply with wireless carrier requirements new subscribers of HCPSS News will receive a text message from SchoolMessenger that will allow them to opt into receiving text alerts. If subscribers do not want to receive text messages, then they do not have to opt in.

HCPSS News is powered by SchoolMessenger, a notification service provider.


Parents/guardians of HCPSS students do not need to sign up for, or manage an HCPSS News account. Utilizing contact information submitted through the Emergency Card process, parents and guardians automatically will receive messages from the district and their child’s school. You can view your emergency procedure card information for correctness in HCPSS Connect. Parents should not re-sign up to receive emails sent via HCPSS News.

Parents with Kindergarteners or Newly Enrolled Students

If your oldest/only child is starting school in the fall, you will be automatically signed up for HCPSS News messages in early August from HCPSS and the school your child will be attending.

You will be sent a text message to opt-in for text alerts. If you do not receive a text by the time school starts, please view our FAQ on text messaging.

Non-HCPSS Parents/Guardians

Students, community members or any non-HCPSS parent may sign up to receive email and/or text messages from the district and/or specific schools. To receive messages, please visit our sign-up page.


All employees who do not have children enrolled in an HCPSS school, or who wish to make additional school selections, may sign up to receive HCPSS News emails and texts. To receive messages, please visit our staff sign-up page.

For more information, please email or call HCPSS Public Information, 410-313-6682.