Parent Notifications

Communication with parents is very important in Dickson County Schools. Parents are kept informed by several different methods such as automated phone calls, text messages and news broadcasts. Below are instructions on receiving text messages. For more information on receiving the automated phone messages contact your child's school.

Parents will need to sign up for a twitter account and add their cell phone number to the account to receive the alerts via text message. (NOTE: The Dickson County school system is not responsible for parent use of twitter to receive messages.)

I. How to create an account: 
  1. Go to, enter your full name, email address, create a password and click the yellow Sign up for Twitter button, or simply navigate to

  2. On the next page, select a username from one of the usernames suggested or create your own. Twitter will automatically suggest available usernames based on the real name and email address you've entered. Try to pick something that describes you - whether it's a nickname, an interest, or a hobby.

  3. Double check your name, email address, password, and username to make sure all fields are correct.

  4. You may be asked to complete a Captcha. Fill in the words that are shown to let us know that you're human!

  5. Success! You now have a Twitter account.

II. Search and follow DCBE

Once your account is setup, search for DCBE or click and choose


  1. Be sure you are logged in to Twitter.

  2. Near the top right hand side of the page, find your username. Click on the small arrow and choose Settings

  3. Click on mobile at the top and follow the instructions to add your mobile phone. This will enable you to receive text messages sent out by Dickson County Schools. Be sure to select your text preferences.

NOTE: Dickson County Schools is not responsible for, nor supports setup or cancellation of twitter notifications. Your subscription to twitter and the DCBE tweets is purely voluntary.

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