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Relaunch ahead for District text messaging

CASTLE ROCK – More and more parents are relying on text messaging for quick and easy communication. Later this month the Douglas County School District will relaunch its text messaging service and will need parents to opt-in, in order to receive (or continue to receive) emergency communication about their student’s school.
 
As you may know DCSD had begun offering text messaging as part of its Infinite Campus communication options. With the District’s recent move to School Messenger for emergency communications, we must ask parents to indicate their willingness to receive SMS text messages to your phone.
 
The district will only use the service to provide information that is timely and relevant, including emergency communication from our schools.
 
The service is provided by SchoolMessenger. Information can be found at www.SchoolMessenger.com/tm

 
Step One: Update Your Information in Infinite Campus

Whether or not you received text messages from the District before, you’ll want to insure that we have your correct wireless number(s) in our student information database.

To review your emergency contact phone numbers, log on to Campus Portal and click on Contact Preferences in the left hand column. Locate your cell phone number, then ensure that you check the "SMS" box for Emergency. 

If you have incorrect or missing phone numbers (or you are unsure of your Campus Portal login information), you will need to contact your school registrar. 
 

Step Two: Confirm Your Intent to Opt in on April 24

On April 24, we will send a message to all parents that have provided cell phones in Infinite Campus and marked "SMS", inviting them to Opt-In to the new service.

Follow the directions during that Opt In process, to confirm that you indeed wish to receive text messages from the District.

Please Note: Standard text message fees may apply. Check with your wireless carrier. 

The Douglas County School District believes in offering a variety of choices for parent communications, so they may choose the option(s) that best fit their needs. 

We encourage all parents to consider opting-in on or before April 24, so they do not miss any important messages, including emergency communication from the District.

April 9, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category:

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