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Test of DCSD emergency notification system: August 30, 2016

DCSD will conduct a test of its emergency notification system, including email, mobile app, social media, text and voice messaging on Tuesday, August 30. Should a real emergency arise, the test will be delayed.

How do I update my emergency 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, please contact the registrar at your child’s school to request an update.

I did not receive a text message. How can I fix this?

After confirming that you have opted-in to text messaging for emergency and/or school notifications via Infinite Campus, please send a text message to the following:

  • 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:

1.     Standard/School Notifications (lunch balance, event reminders, general communication)

o    877-279-4061 (you may wish to add this number to your contacts)

2.     Emergency Notifications (critical communications)

o    855-695-9448 (you may wish to add this number to your contacts)

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.

Parents/Guardians: Read more about updating your contact preferences.

Staff: Update your contact preferences in Workday.

August 25, 2016 | By CSilberman | Category: Communications, Safety and Security

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DCSD is requesting parent input on the health and wellness of our students. Last year, DCSD received a large planning grant from Colorado Health Foundation in an effort to assess how the district supports students through the lens of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (WSCC). The mission of this grant is to review the current state of DCSD's student health and wellness program, and then formulate a three to five-year plan based on stakeholders’ needs, the latest research, and best practices. As part of this process, we would like your input.

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