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Athletic Calendar Alerts - Cell Phone Texts

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

How to Subscribe to Text Athletic Alerts

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

Step 1: Log into the Parent Portal.

Step 2: After logging in, hover over your name at the top left. Click "Subscriptions," in the dropdown menu.

Image: Screenshot of subscriptions link

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: To choose the team(s) you want to receive text alerts for, go to the Athletics Schedules page on the website and click the yellow alarm bell icon to the right of "Upcoming Games."

Screenshot of alert bell icon

Step 9: Find your child's team in the list and click the blue "alerts" button to the right of that team name.

Screenshot of selecting team

Step 10: In the popup alerts window, check the box next to the phone number you verified.

Screenshot of alerts settings

Step 11: Choose your alert settings and click the green "Update Settings" button.

  • To receive notifications of game cancellations and changes, keep the "Cancellations/Postponements/Changes box checked.
  • If you do not want to receive a reminder email before the game, uncheck the "Reminder" box.
  • If you do not want to receive an email with game scores, uncheck the "Score/Results" box.

Screenshot of saving alert settings

You are all set and will receive text notifications for this team.

Subscribing to Additional Teams

You can subscribe to receive alerts for multiple teams by following steps 8-12 for those teams.


If you encounter any difficulties, please email support@gcds.net.


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