Citizen Notification Service (CNS)
Parents can be notified of unscheduled delays, early dismissals or closings by e-mail/text message through the Citizen Notification Service (CNS). CNS is a free service that allows subscribers to receive timely notifications about events and activities in Charles County. Notifications can be sent in either e-mail and/or text form to a computer or cell phone. Text messages from CCPS will only be sent when the school schedule changes due to inclement weather or in emergencies.
To register for CNS, visit www.charlescountycns.com. Click on the Register Now link to access the registration page. You must supply an e-mail, create a password and put in your zip code. There are spaces for your name and address, and supplying that information is optional. You can choose to receive e-mail and/or text notifications. If you choose to receive text messages, you will be asked to supply your cell phone number (enter without dashes) and select your cell phone carrier. There is no charge to receive text messages; however, standard text message fees by your cell phone carrier apply.
A new screen will then pop up. Click the plus sign for Charles County Public Schools and check School Closings/Delays. Other agencies also offer information parents may wish to sign up for such as emergency weather alerts and road closings. A complete menu of options can be found by clicking the plus sign next to each agency name. Call the CCPS communications department
at 301-392-7504 for additional information.
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