Opt-In for Alerts From DGH and the TLDSB

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DGH community, the TLDSB has adopted an additional communication tool: text messages via the SchoolMessenger program.  Below you will find a link to the brochure that will be sent home during the week of September 10th to 14th.  Below the link you will find information regarding the app.

 

This looks to be a great program/app; however, please read the brochure/information CAREFULLY as there are a number of steps that need to be followed.

 

Also, please fill out the consent form on the BACK of the brochure and return to the school as soon as possible.

 

In addition, there is information on the FRONT of the brochure regarding downloading the SchoolMessenger app which allows parents to manager their SchoolMessenger notifications.

 

SchoolMessenger Text Opt-In Information Brochure

 

 

SchoolMessenger Text Opt-In Information

 

Technology has made communication easier than ever before. Today, many parents use email,

websites, social media, and/or text subscriptions when they want to receive important news. Trillium Lakelands District School Board wants you to receive information when you want, and how you want through SchoolMessenger.

 

SchoolMessenger is a parent notification service that lets us communicate easily with you about

the things that matter most. Things like school news and events, emergencies, and news from

our board. SchoolMessenger has taken over SchoolConnects, our previous messenger service. For that reason, all existing users who wish to receive text messages will need to opt-in again. New users will also opt-in to receive text messages.

 

Here’s How to Opt-In for Alerts From Your School and TLDSB:

 

  • First, ensure that your school has your preferred contact number(s) on record. Once your cell

number has been entered by the school, they will keep it on file.

  • If you have provided your school with your cell phone number, you should receive a text from

978338 on September 17, 2018 requesting you to opt-in to receive important information

from your child’s school. Reply ‘Y’.

  • If you wish to opt-in after September 17, 2018, text ‘Y’ to 978338.

 

If you have done this correctly, you will receive the following message:

 

“You’ve registered 4 SchoolMessenger. Txt STOP to quit, HELP for help. Std msg/data rates apply. Freq varies. schoolmessenger.com/smsca.”

Any text messages from your school will come from the number 978338. We suggest that you add this to your contact list in your cell phone with the name “TLDSB”. This way, the caller ID feature on your phone will show that the message is from Trillium Lakelands District School Board.