This year, our school will be utilizing the SchoolMessenger system to deliver important
information about emergency events, school closings, safety alerts as well as non-emergency events and information. This system will be replacing the Honeywell Instant Alert system.
This system interacts with PowerSchool, our current student information system and all information will be pulled from the data found there. The data in PowerSchool is maintained through the information and emergency forms you provide to the school.
You will receive emergency notifications to a home phone and email addresses in the system. In order to comply with the TCPA regulations, we must receive your consent to receive non-emergency school based messages.
Please watch this short video which will guide you through the steps of creating an account with School Messenger and selecting your preferences for these types of non-emergency messages only . Please note that because this information is pulled directly from the information we have in our PowerSchool data base, you CAN NOT change your information here, only select your preferences for how you are contacted. In order to change your phone, email or cell phone information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The website link is: https://infocenter.schoolmessenger.com/#/home
Scan the QR code or send “Y” or “Yes” to 68453
SchoolMessenger is compliant with the Student Privacy PledgeTM, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.
Information on SMS text messaging and Short Codes:
SMS stands for Short Message Service and is commonly referred to as a "text message". Most cell phones support this type of text messaging. Our notification provider, SchoolMessenger, uses a true SMS protocol developed by the telecommunications industry specifically for mass text messaging, referred to as “short code” texting. This method is fast,secure and highly reliable because it is strictly regulated by the wireless carriers and only allows access to approved providers.
If you’ve ever sent a text vote for a TV show to a number like 46999, you have used short code texting.