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.

One method that CWHS staff uses to keep parents informed of attendance, behavior and activities for their student is by using the School Reach program. Please contact the school if you need to sign up for School Reach

District level communications are also made via Twitter. You must have a Twitter account and follow DCBE in order to receive these messages from the school district.


The Director of Schools will make the decision to close schools in the event of hazardous weather or any other emergency which presents a threat to the safety of students, staff members, or school property. As soon as the decision to close schools is made, the Director of Schools will notify the public media and request that an announcement be made. Notifications are also sent out via the School Reach program and Twitter.

The Director of Schools also has the authority to delay school opening up to two hours when necessary because of inclement weather.

School related closing notices can usually be found on any of the local television news channels (2, 4, 5, 17) the Dickson County Schools website or by calling (615) 441-1994. The Director of Schools makes every effort to decide school closings by 6:00 a.m. if not the night before.