Communications Department

The communications and public relations team is focused on building relationships with students, parents, staff and the community through effective communication. Our goal is to celebrate and elevate Barrow County School System. We recognize that communicating effectively with parents and the community is critical for the success of the district and its students.

With a focus on sharing important information and district news with our stakeholders, our team manages print and online publications, email newsletters, the district website, social media channels, media relations, video production and district events. 

How We Communicate:
Barrow County School System uses a variety of communication tools to engage with families and staff.


Visit your school's website for the latest school news. You can even subscribe to your child's school calendar so you don't miss an event! Find yours here!

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Remind app

Remind App
Receive SMS text messages or download the app for notifications from your child’s school and teachers. Learn about Remind and see FAQ.

Calls, Emails, Texts

Calls, Emails & Texts from Parentlink
Messages include: absences, school events, unpaid meal balances and emergencies. Don't miss an important update. Check the Family Update Website to make sure your email address and phone number are correct.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
Board Briefs provides highlights of Board of Education meetings. Ready to Pre-K keeps families updated on when the Pre-K Lottery Application Window is. Not getting the emails? Subscribe now!

For more information about the BCSS Communications Department, please contact our team below.

Meet Our Team

Nicole Valles

Nicole Valles

Director of Communications & Engagement

Strategic Planning, District Communication, News, Emails

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Jakson Hensley

Jakson Hensley

Multi-Media Production Coordinator

Photography, Videography, Podcast, Livestreaming, Drone Photography & Videos

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Michael Jones

Media Production Manager

BOLD-TV, Media Production/Programming, Long Form Video, Graphic Design, Print Projects, System Branding & Logos

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Ellen Petree

School & Community Relations Specialist

Partners in Education, Barrow Literacy Partnership, Community Member of the Month

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Ciera Roberts

Ciera Roberts

Communications Specialist

District and School Websites, District Social Media, Sharing Barrow BOLD Stories!

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