The district is utilizing the SchoolMessenger Notification System to inform families of district and school happenings. It is an automated notification system which allows the district to contact parents in an efficient and timely manner with related news, district emergencies and closing/delay information. All parents/families are included in the system and will receive messages in various formats from the schools or the district throughout the year. The contact information is provided by the student data management system, SchoolTool, and is updated by the offices in your child's school.
A phone call is the primary method that the district uses to notify parents/guardians in the event of an emergency or school closing. All calls from the system allow the recipient to listen to the message or to place the call on hold. It also will send an email informing parents that a call was sent and allow them to listen to the message when convenient, if an active email address is available in the student's contact data.
Messages are sent by email with information on school and district events throughout the year. The email addresses are pulled from the student database and should be kept up-to-date.
Parents and guardians also have the option to receive information from the school district via text message. To receive text messages, parents have to text the word YES to the number 67587 from each wireless device they wish to receive texts on.
In addition, the schools utilize the system to place attendance calls in the event of a student being marked absent after school begins each morning.
In order to enhance our ability to accurately deliver that information, parents and guardians need to be sure their child's school office has the most recent phone contact information and email address(es) in the student's record.
Community members, friends and additional family members wishing to receive information from the system may also register to receive information by registering HERE.