Norwin School District Introduces SMS/Text Messaging

Norwin School District uses the SchoolMessenger notification service to send important information to staff and families through phone calls, emails, and now, SMS/text messages. Primary reasons for sending SMS/text messages include: daily absence notifications, Emergencies, school closings, school delays, and transportation notifications. The daily auto absence calls will now be coupled with alerts via SMS/text message, if you subscribe to SMS alerts. Our goal is to text time sensitive or otherwise important information.  The District will continue to send routine information via email.                 
 

To comply with wireless carrier requirements and protect against unsolicited text messages, you may receive a yearly text message on any wireless cell phone number which the district has on file for you, requesting that you "opt-in" to receive important information from the district via our SMS text messaging service. This year’s opt-in message will be sent to parents and staff members on Monday, September 17th, 2018, after 4 pm. For information on verifying the phone numbers on file for parent and guardians, please reference the FAQ document that is posted to the district website and available by visiting this link: https://tinyurl.com/yb8nkadm 

 

The message you receive will come from our 'short code', 67587 and will read similar to the following: "Norwin SD messages. Reply Y to subscribe or STOP to cancel. Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq varies. Visit schoolmessenger.com/txt for info"

 

So that you may continue to receive these important messages, we encourage you to reply with "Y" or "Yes" when you receive such a verification message. If you do not reply, you will not receive any further text messages from our schools. 

 

To opt out of text messages from Norwin School District reply with "STOP" to the opt-in message that you receive. If you opt-in, but later decide to opt-out, simply send "STOP" to 67587.

 

Please check with your wireless carrier for information about your mobile service plan and any possible charges related to text messaging. Our organization does not reimburse for any charges associated with sending or receiving text messages.

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