Dear BSD Community:
TEXTING IS COMING!
We are pleased to announce that we have taken steps to add text messaging to our list of ways in which we can send out notifications and important school information.
To comply with wireless carrier requirements and protect against unsolicited text messages, anyone who has a wireless cell phone number on file with the district will receive a text message on Monday, March 19th. This message will ask that you “opt-in” to receive important information from the district via our SMS text messaging service. If you want to receive information this way, we encourage you to reply with “Y” or “Yes” when you receive your verification message. If you do not reply, you will not receive any further text messages from our schools. The message you receive will come from our ‘short code’, 67587 and read similar to the following:
“Schoolmessenger notifications. Reply Y to subscribe or STOP to cancel. Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq varies. Visit schoolmessenger.com/txt for info”
Here are some things to keep in mind about texting:
1) Opting INTO text messaging will NOT opt you out of phone calls and emails, it’s just another way for us to try to reach you.
2) If you want to sign up for texting before March 19, you can text “Yes” to 67587 anytime.
3) Some schools will use text messaging more than others. We will always try to keep frequency and audience in mind when sending notifications.
4) You will only be able to receive text messages if your cell phone number is on file with your school or the district. This means that if you use the option to opt in before March 19th but your number isn’t on file, you’ll be unable to receive messages. It also means that if you do not receive a message on the 19th, your cell phone may not be on file with us. Please contact your building administrator (not Central Office) if you believe your number is not in the system.
5) To opt out of all text messages from SchoolMessenger, visit http://www.schoolmessenger.
6) Our organization does not reimburse for any charges associated with sending or receiving text messages. Please check with your wireless carrier for information about your mobile service plan and any possible charges related to text messaging.
We hope you will find value in this effort to add another form of communication to our toolbox. If you have questions or concerns, please contact our district offices.
The BSD Team