Schools need to not only notify staff about any impending school closures, they also need to notify all the parents of students. It is crucial that parents are informed quickly as they may need to arrange for alternative childcare to be put in place and can mean a parent will have to be absent from work. Schools are also under pressure to protect all children. This means that they need to ensure that travel to school is not dangerous as this can have consequences if travel is dangerous and the school remains open. To ensure all staff and parents are informed as quickly as possible, SMS notifications can be used as an extremely effective way to inform all parties quickly and accurately that schools are to remain open or close.