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Test of Emergency Messaging System: Tuesday, October 3

DCSD will conduct a test of the emergency notification system, including email, mobile app, website, social media, text and voice messaging on Tuesday, October 3. Should a real emergency arise, the test will be delayed.





If you wish to receive text messages sent regarding emergency and/or school notifications, you must opt-in as follows:

  • Emergency text notification: Send text to 68453 with the message “YES”
  • Standard/School text notification: Send text to 67587 with the message “YES”


What phone number will my caller ID show when I get calls?

When you receive communication from the DCSD SchoolMessenger system, the number displayed will depend on the type of message. The two types of communication include:

  • Standard/School Notifications (general communication): 877-279-4061 (you may wish to add this number to your contacts)
  • Emergency Notifications (critical communications): 855-695-9448 (you may wish to add this number to your contacts)


If you need to update your contact information, log into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal ( and click on “Contact Preferences” in the left-hand column. If you see an incorrect phone number or email, you may contact the registrar at your child’s school to request an update.

Read more about updating your contact preferences.


Have additional questions?

Should you have additional questions, please contact the IT Support Center (303-387-0001) to ensure you receive emergency notifications accurately and quickly.

September 28, 2017 | By CSilberman | Category: Communications, Safety and Security

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