Another way to receive information
Another way to receive information
Posted on 01/10/2019

In today’s world, most people feel lost without their cell phone close at hand. Knowing this, the district has decided to send important information directly to your cell phone.

To increase the methods of communication with parents, we will be adding text messaging capability to SchoolMessenger, the system we use now for phone calls and emails. The system will be configured to send text messages to cell phone numbers whose recipients have agreed to receive them.

There are only two requirements for a recipient to receive messages from schools or the district via SMS text: the recipient’s wireless number entered into ESchools or Employee Online and “Opt-In Confirmation” from the recipient’s wireless device.

Recipients can easily opt-in by simply sending “Y” (or “Yes”), via text message, to our SchoolMessenger Short Code number 67587. We will be inviting recipients to do this beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2019 and continue throughout the year.

The wireless number(s) must be in the ESchools database or Employee Online database associated with a student or staff ID number; these numbers are updated nightly. If a recipient’s SMS Text number is changed, or a new number added, in our student information system database, the new number will automatically be sent an Opt-In message.

To begin receiving SMS messages from schools and the district:

  1. 1) Ensure your cell phone number(s) are entered accurately into the ESchools database or the Employee Online database.
  2. 2) When you receive our text invitation on Monday, January 14, 2019 reply by texting “Y” (or “Yes”) to opt in.

 

See the SchoolMessenger flyer.