Niskayuna School Messenger Text Messaging Confirmation Process
Parents should look for a confirmation text on Monday, October 17;
Reply "Y" to receive text messages
On Monday, Oct. 17, parents/guardians will receive a text message invitation
to receive SMS text messages from the district through the new School Messenger
system. This confirmation is required prior to families receiving text messages
from our schools. The message on Monday will look like this:
Niskayuna Central School District messages. Reply Y to confirm, HELP 4 info.
Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq varies. schoolmessenger.com/tm
If you would like to receive text messages, please reply “Y” when you receive
Text messages from our schools will be sent from School Messenger’s "short
code" of 67587. Short codes are the industry standard, and the fastest, most
reliable way deliver mass text notifications.
Frequently Asked Questions about Text Messaging
How often will I receive text messages? The
district does not intend to use School Messenger frequently for text messages or
phone calls. These are most likely to be used when a time-sensitive matter must
be brought to the attention of families. Most routine communication from the
system will be sent via e-mail. However, text messages will be sent via this
system for snow days.
Will I be charged for the text messages that I receive from
School Messenger? School Messenger does not charge recipients for
text messages that they receive or send to the short code. However, wireless
providers may charge for individual text messages, depending on the plan
associated with the wireless device. Please consult your carrier if you are
What if I don't receive an invitation? This most
likely means that the correct number is not on file for you or that you have not
yet completed the Returning Student Registration process. If you want to confirm
or change your numbers, please call the main office of your child's school. If
you have not yet completed Returning Student Registration, please do so by
logging in to the Parent
Portal and selecting "InfoCenter Student Registration.”
What happens if I do not reply to the invitation message or do
not reply right away? If you do not reply, you won’t receive any
future texts from our schools. You can respond to the invitation message
anytime. If you no longer have the invitation, you can opt in at any point in
the future by texting “Y” to 67587.
What number(s) will the district send text messages to?
Text messages will be sent to the SMS text message-capable numbers provided as
part of the online Returning Student Registration process.
How do I know if my response to the invitation was successful?
After you text one of the key words to the short code, the system will respond
back with one of three messages: A registration confirmation; a message
indicating that you have unsubscribed; or a help/unknown key word response.
What does it mean if I text “Y” and receive an error message in
response? If you receive what appears to be an error message, it
most likely means that short code text messaging is not enabled on your wireless
subscription plan. You may wish to follow-up with your carrier for more
How do recipients opt-out of receiving text messages?
You can do this by not responding to the text message invitation. You can also
text “STOP” to 67587 at any time, opt out at http://schoolmessenger.com/txtmsg,
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.