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ALERTS Sign-Up for Public Users (non-MACCESS Users)

Bishop McNamara ALERTS System

Announcing the Bishop McNamara High School Alert System. The Alert page on the website is updated with information about School Closings, Delays, Early Dismissals or any other school emergencies or important alerts. The ALERTS page will be edited as school alerts happen. When you sign up, you will receive an email and/or a text message immediately directing you to check the website for more details. PagePops will also appear on the website.  Detailed instructions and pictures are provided for easy sign up below. Be sure to follow all steps.

Once you are signed up, Alert messages will go to your emails and your smartphone (if so enabled) with words such as "NEWS ALERT: BMHS School is canceled" or "NEWS ALERT: BMHS Afterschool Activities are canceled. Check for more details."

In your phone, you may rename this contact as "BMHS ALERTS" if you like. The message arrives from Make this a "Safe Sender" in your email box.

You may want to check the Weather Closing Policy for additional information. Any problems, contact

The steps for sign-up are:

If someone who is not a member of MACCESS (grandmother, babysitter, assistant coach, etc.) would like to receive ALERT messages, here are the directions. Be aware that for text message notification, you must verify your cell phone number first.

For Public Users of the website (no MACCESS account) -

To Sign Up for ALERTS (weather closings) either as an email or text message: 

Go to our news page at BMHS News and click on the Blue Alerts icon (see image below):

How to Sign up for Alerts messages as a Public user

Then select "Register New User":

How to sign up as a Public User - #2

Go through the setup as a new user. This will allow you to select what updates you want to get for specific pages on the website. Check whichever page you want to subscribe to - ALERTS is the one needed to receive weather related emergencies or closings (see red arrow below). You may select SMS/Txt Msg or Email notification. (SMS/Txt Msg requires verifying your cell phone number first)

How to sign up as a Public User - #3

Then hit Update Settings (green button).

You're done!

Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934


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