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About Our Messages

As we now settle into the winter and upcoming spring weather season, Columbus Public Schools is improving its process for informing the community when weather requires an operational status change and when a closure of school may happen.

When it is determined that conditions are unsafe for students and staff, we have six operational status options, which will now be reported by easy-to-understand, color-coded messages.

These coded messages will be posted on our website and social media when status are changed.  Only when upcoming weather conditions become apparent will the district change its status from green to another color.

  • Green - Normal operations will continue.

  • Yellow - Schools and offices are open. Be watching for important information due to upcoming weather conditions.

  • Blue - Early Closing Will Occur.

  • Orange - School Closed/Offices are Open

  • Red - Schools System is Closed

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Sign-Up for Remind Notifications

CPS Community Notifications are delivered through Remind. Follow one of the ways below to join the @cpsschools class.

Download the app

Download the mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

  1. Create a new account (or log in to an existing one).

  2. Tap +Join a class (under the “Joined” section).

  3. Enter @cpsschools, and then click Join.

The class will appear on your Joined list, and you’ll automatically get app notifications.

Remind’s Join Site

  1. Go to

  2. Enter cpsschools and select Join

  3. Enter your first and last name along with your mobile phone number or email address.*

  4. Click Sign up.

*You’ll get notifications for the class via the contact device you entered.

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