Athletic Calendar Text Alerts - Instructions for GCDS Parents

Parents can subscribe to receive text athletic alerts when games are cancelled, postponed, or changed. 

Below is a video that shows how to subscribe, as well as an instructional list of the steps.


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The first time you subscribe to text alerts, you will need to verify your cell number.

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Click on the yellow alert icon. 

Step 3: You will see a list of all GCDS teams in the popup window. Find the team you want to receive alerts for and click the blue alert button to the right of that team.

Step 4: Enter your GCDS website username and password. (If you can't remember your login, use the "Forgot Username or Password" link to receive an email with your login info.)

Step 5: If your cell phone is visible under "Phone," skip to Step 8. If your cell phone is not listed, you need to enable SMS text notifications. Click the "back" button in the subscription popup.

Add SMS enabled phone

Step 3: Click "add text enabled phone." You'll see a pop up notification indicating that you'll need to verify this phone number before the alerts will work. Click "okay."

Image: Screenshot of adding cell phone for text alerts

Step 4. Check the radio button next to "Enable Existing Phone Number." Then select your cell number from the dropdown menu, select your cellular provider from the second dropdown menu, and click the blue "Save Phone" button.

Image: Selecting existing phone for text alerts

Step 5: Click the red "Verify" link.

Image: Screenshot of clicking verify link

Step 6: Click the red "request code" to send a text to your phone that includes a confirmation code. You'll see two informational popups regarding the text with verification code; click "okay."

Screenshot of requesting verification code

Step 7: A text will be sent to your phone that has the verification code. It can take a moment for this text to arrive. Enter the code from the text into the code box on your subscriptions webpage and click "Verify."

Screenshot of alert text

You should now see "Text Enabled" in green next to your cell number. This cell phone can now be used when signing up for athletic alerts.

screenshot of verified number

Unless your cell phone changes, you will not need to repeat the above process for any future alert signups.

Step 8: Scroll down and click on the team you want to receive text alerts for. Review your settings and click the "Update Settings" button. 

  • To receive notifications of game cancellations and changes, keep the "Cancellations/Postponements/Changes" box checked.
  • To change when the reminder text is sent, use the dropdown menu of time options. If you do not want to receive a reminder text before the game, uncheck the "Reminder" box.
  • If you do not want to receive a text with game scores, uncheck the "Score/Results" box.
  • Note:
    • Any settings you select will apply to both email and text notifications if you are receiving both.
    • If you do not want to receive alerts by email, uncheck the box for "Send to - Email" and click "Update Settings" button.

Once you click the "Update Settings" button, you are all set and will receive email alerts for this team.

NOTE: The email address associated with your GCDS website account is the email you indicated in FAM for your contact information. To change your email address, follow these instructions and allow 24-48 hours for the changes to be reflected on your website account.

Subscribing to Additional Teams

You can subscribe to receive alerts for multiple teams by following the same process.


If you encounter any difficulties, please email


If at any point you would like to unsubscribe from an athletic team's alerts, see instructions here.

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