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SchoolMessenger and Texting!

Jul 03 2019

We are excited to announce that we heard you and that we are ready to text Lexington District One parents/guardians.

What does this mean? It means principals will be able to text you short messages and reminders using SchoolMessenger, the same system that we use now to send you telephone and email messages.

Soon, we will send you a confirmation text message. The sender will show as either 675-87 or 67587.

The message will say, “You’re now registered with the SchoolMessenger notification service. Reply STOP to cancel or HELP for help. Msg&data rates may apply.”

SchoolMessenger does not charge any text message fees, but your wireless provider may charge text message fees. You can find that information in your account plan.

If you do not receive an opt-in invite, there are several possible reasons.

Your telephone number on file in PowerSchool is not a mobile telephone number. If you need to change your telephone number in PowerSchool, contact your child’s school.
Your cellular provider may not support or include SMS texting for your account by default or it may be blocked on your account. You should contact your provider to check.
In your role as a parent or a staff member in another school district that used SchoolMessenger you opted-out.
Your mobile telephone number was used previously by another individual, who opted-out of texting in another school district that used SchoolMessenger.
Additional Information

This text feature is known as SMS (“Short Message Service”) texting. With this type of text, SchoolMessenger can send a message of up to 160 characters. It splits messages longer than 160 characters into several parts.

These messages come from the short code number “675-87” or “67587” — not a typical looking telephone number.

Tip: Add a contact to your contacts list for this short code with a name like “Lexington District One” or your child’s school name. That way you automatically know the source of the text message.