Keeping Families Informed
Federal Way Public Schools utilizes an automated parent notification system to communicate with our students’ families about emergencies, activities, and other school and district news.
We recognize the importance of keeping families informed. Our goals are to:
- Quickly and accurately inform families and staff of school cancellations due to weather or utility failures;
- Quickly and accurately inform families of their child’s absence from school on a daily basis;
- Quickly and accurately inform families and staff of any emergency situations such as lockdowns or immediate evacuations due to weather-related early dismissals; and
- Enhance communications within the school community among families, administrators and staff.
The system is also used to provide families with announcements about upcoming events such as reminders, school activities, testing, and information regarding their students’ attendance or grades. And messages are sent to notify parents of low and negative balances in student meal accounts.
Parents are busy people. They need timely information about what's happening in their students’ schools, especially when there is an emergency.
In the event of an emergency situation, such as a lockdown at your child’s school or last minute school cancellation because of weather or utility failure, we call the number provided, an email and push notification, in an effort to make sure parents and guardians are notified as soon as possible.
Automated Notification System
Our automated notification system is capable of sending 3.2 million messages an hour. This means that we can reach parents or staff quickly in urgent or emergency situations.
We need your help to make sure the system works the way it’s supposed to, by providing complete and up-to-date contact information. In fact, you can provide a primary number as well as a secondary number, cell phone numbers, text message number, and e-mail address for up to four parents or guardians.
For assistance with the Automated Notification System or support with editing delivery settings or your login credentials, contact your child's school or the Communications Office.
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday – Friday
Only custodial parents or guardians may request a change, and the student ID number is required for verification.
If you have other questions about our Automated Notification System or the FWPS Mobile App, please call or email the district’s Communications Office.
We use a variety of ways to communicate with students, families, staff and community.
Automated Notification System
Emergency, Attendance, Lunch Balance and Other notifications by voice calls, text messages and e-mail alerts.
FWPS Mobile App
Parents can also receive Mobile App notifications, like a text without cell phone charges.
ParentVue and StudentVue
Access student grades, attendance information, and to communicate with teachers. Students have access to the same information thru StudentVUE.
School and District Websites
District news, information and resources for students, families, staff and community.
Download the App
The FWPS Mobile App is a new, powerful way for parents and guardians (not to mention students, other family members, staff and the community) to stay connected and knowledgable about our schools.
It's also a great way to quickly access other online resources, such as ParentVue and Lunch Money Now.