Communication Regarding SchoolMessenger Text Messaging

During this conference call, it became apparent that many parents had requested SchoolMessenger to send their messages to their cell phones in a text message format. In order for SchoolMessenger to accommodate this request, it was required to send out an “opt in” to allow this feature. This is due to FCC rules that state:  “called parties must have the option to revoke consent, except for emergency notifications”. Since SchoolMessenger is not used for emergency messages only, this was a necessary step to complete.

The text message looked like this:

 

San Lorenzo Valley Unified

School District alerts. Reply Y 2

confirm. HELP for info. Msg&data

rates may apply. Msg freq varies.

schoolmessenger.com/txt

 

If you received a text message from SchoolMessenger yesterday sometime between 12:00 and 1:30pm, it was to provide you with the “opt in” to receive SchoolMessenger calls to be sent via text messages. If you already responded, thank you. If you have not responded and would like this feature enabled, please respond to the text, letting the system know you would like to opt in to this function.

If you did not receive a text message from SchoolMessenger yesterday and would like to receive future “all call” messages via text message, please email your name(s), student name(s) and the mobile number(s) to your school registrar. (NoteIf you have multiple children that attend different schools, you only need to notify one school site.)

Boulder Creek Elementary:  asteinberg@slvusd.org

SLV Elementary:  sbarnes@slvusd.org

Middle School:  nmoreno@slvusd.org

High School:  kmount@slvusd.org

SLV Charter:  jhendricks@slvusd.org

The SchoolMessenger staff member sent this text notification out prior to the District being able to offer proper communication and for this we do apologize.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!  

Source: Vickie Bergquist, Exec. Asst. to Superintendent