Charleston Co. School District to introduce notification system ‘SchoolMessenger’

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston County School Districts to provide ‘SchoolMessenger’ with communication products to include notification system, district and school websites, and student email monitoring, according to the news release.

SchoolMessenger will provide a trusted platform for the district to engage parents and other district stakeholders. 

SchoolMessenger Communicate is the notification system that allows us to communicate with parents and staff from weather emergencies to include school closures and/or delays to general information to include school/district happenings and upcoming events.

It will allow individual schools and the district to send callouts to advise parents about upcoming school district events, school performances, emergencies, and other happenings, officials added. This notification system is used to send calls and emails.

Text messages will be allowed soon for emergency purposes only, the news release added. These are the primary communications methods that will be used to notify student families and staff about closures, delays as well as other important announcements. 

The news release states that high school students, parents, and district staff members with cell phone numbers on file will receive an opt-in message on October 3, 2018, that will require a “Y” or “Yes” response to begin receiving emergency text messages.

When phone numbers on file change, a new opt-in message will be sent to the new phone number receive consent to participate, officials added.  

You can click here for more information on SchoolMessenger.

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