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School Text Messages — R U in the ∞ ?

Test message sent to parents via SchoolMessenger

To help families stay connected to their student’s school, this year the district has launched a new text messaging service. In addition to email and phone messages, schools may send occasional text messages to their families with important information, such as safety alerts, attendance notifications, or other school information.

Image of test text message received on an iPhone

A test message was sent on Monday, Feb. 17, to all parents with a mobile phone designated in their student records. The message came from the short code 67587 and said “You’re registered 4 SchoolMessenger notifications. Reply STOP to cancel, HELP for help. Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq varies. schoolmessenger.com/txt.” Parents who received this message are subscribed to receive future text notifications.

Image of test text message received on an Android phone

If a parent did not receive the text message on Feb. 17 and would like to opt-in to text messages from their school, they need to add their cell phone number to their student’s record, designated as a mobile phone. The messaging system only allows text messages to be sent to numbers listed as a mobile phone.

To designate a mobile phone number, parents can:

  1. Image of ParentVue account settings buttonLog in to their ParentVUE account in a browser window (not the mobile app), go to “My Account” at top right, and add a mobile phone number in the cell phone field, or
  2. Contact their student’s school to add/designate a cell phone number. A mobile phone can be listed as both a home phone and a cell phone.

Text messages will come from the short code 67587. Standard message and data rates apply.

To stop receiving these messages, reply STOP at any time. To opt back in to receiving messages, send YES to 67587. To change how you receive different types of messages, go to go.schoolmessenger.com, create a login, and go to “Preferences” to change your settings.

Rapid Notification System (“Autodialer”) 

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