District Notification System – SchoolMessenger
Modesto City Schools uses SchoolMessenger to provide timely communication regarding attendance, general interest activities and campus or district emergencies. School and district administrators are able to prepare personalized and timely messages in English and Spanish. The system’s calling capabilities enable thousands of messages to be sent in a matter of minutes.
SchoolMessenger's Contact Manager enables parents to control how they receive communication from their child(ren)’s school and the district – via voicemail, email or text. Parents/guardians must opt-in to the texting service as carrier charges may apply.
To access Contact Manager, parents must have a PowerSchool account. Instructions on how to set up a PowerSchool account can be found in the "PowerSchool User Guide for Parents." If you already have a PowerSchool account go directly to page 7 of the PowerSchool User Guide for Parents.
How to Opt-In to Text Notifications
SchoolMessenger allows Modesto City Schools to deliver important information regarding student safety via SMS text messaging. In order to participate you must indicate your willingness to receive text messages to your phone by opting in to the service. Text “YES” to 68453. You will know you were successful if you receive the following reply message: “You are registered to receive aprox 3 msgs/mo. Txt STOP to quit, HELP for help.”
In addition to performing the opt-in process above, please ensure that the District has your wireless number(s) in the student information database. If you haven’t done so already, please contact your child(ren)’s school(s) and provide them with that information. Please note that 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. For more information, please contact your child(ren)’s school.