School messenger communication system
Fall 2016: Community encouraged to sign-up to stay in touch with the
Important note: Parents do not need to go through the sign-up
process outlined below. They are already connected to the system through the
student management system and can manage notifications in the "InfoCenter" area
of the Parent Portal.
The district has launched a new communications system to keep in touch with
the community, and all residents are invited to sign-up. There are alerts for
general district news, weather-related closings, School Board news and
School Messenger is replacing the School News Notifier (SNN) system that has
been used in recent years.
You can create an account by clicking on the School Messenger link on this
Once there, follow these steps:
1. Select the link that says "First Time User? Sign-Up Now." Fill in the form to
to create an account.
2. You will receive an e-mail with instructions and a link to activate the
3. Once you have activated your account, you will be brought to a screen with
the heading "Notification Preferences." On the lower portion of this screen,
please select the notifications you would like to receive and click "save."
To receive text alerts on snow days, you must select "Weather," follow
step #4 after you select "save."
4. To receive texts, click "Add More" under your e-mail address in the "Contact
Area." Select "SMS text" and enter the number of your phone that is equipped to
receive text messages. The system will guide you through the steps, including
making a confirmation phone call.
Note: As part of step #4, you can also choose to receive any phone calls
that are sent out by the district. Phone calls will be infrequent. Snow day
alerts will go out via text and e-mail only.
5. Once you have completed this phone call, click "Done." You will be brought to
a screen that displays your contact and notification preferences.
6. Hold on to your username and password in a secure manner so that you can log
back in to the system in case you need to change your notifications or contact
information at any time.