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School Messenger Communicate

School Messenger Communicate
Posted on 08/27/2018
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Good evening families.

We hope the school year is off to a great start!

We wanted to let you know that The School District of Lee County is moving to a new system to share important information from your child’s school and the district.

SchoolMessenger Communicate replaces this system, currently known as Parentlink, but works very much the same way and enables us to send you emergency broadcasts, attendance alerts and event reminders. In addition, a companion app allows teachers and parents to directly communicate with each other, individually or in groups.

To sign up for your free account and download the app, visit go.schoolmessenger.com Once you have an account, you can set your communication preferences for calls and emails.

There is also a way to receive text messages, however under a rule by the Federal Communications Commission, you must opt in for that service. The process is simple and only takes a few seconds to complete.

Simply text any one of these words: subscribe, optin or yes to the number 67587.

You will know you were successful if you receive the following reply message:

You are registered 4 School Messenger notifications. Reply STOP to cancel, HELP for help. Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq. varies. schoolmessenger.com/txt

You will want to repeat the opt-in process for any wireless numbers that you wish to include.

In addition to performing the opt-in process above, you will want to ensure that the district has your wireless number(s) in our student information database. If you have not already provided that information to your school, please contact them and provide them with that information.

The district will be officially launching the new service in approximately a month, so until then you will not receive any further text messages.

Please note, although the district does not charge you for this service, it does not pay for text message charges that may be incurred by you for sending or receiving text messages. Check with your wireless carrier for possible charges.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact your child’s school.

Thank you!