SchoolMessenger is the service that we use for a variety of notifications, including emergency situations, unexcused absences, and lunch account balances. To make sure that you’re receiving school and district news and alerts in the ways that work best for you, West Linn-Wilsonville School District is launching a new communications app. With this app, you can:
Go to https://go.schoolmessenger.com to download the SchoolMessenger mobile app for Apple and Android devices. Or, use the web-based version available at https://go.schoolmessenger.com/#/account/login from your web browser.
Note that there is a sign-up link at the bottom of the page and it's FREE!
Schoolmessenger SMS/Text Alerts
Currently, SchoolMessenger communicates via telephone and email. Soon though, we will begin communicating via text (also known as SMS) messaging.
Due to federal regulations, we cannot begin communicating with you via text or SMS until you have opted-in. In order to participate in the new service you must indicate your willingness to receive text messages on your phone. The process is simple and only takes a few seconds to complete. Ready?
- From the phone where you want to receive these notices, simply text YES to 67587.
- That's it - there is no number 2!
The district will be officially launching this service during April of 2018. Until that time, you will not receive any text messages from this service except for the confirmation receipt.
Note that the system connects you to your children by matching the phone number you send the text from to the phone numbers on file at school. Be sure that information is accurate and current. You may update the information by accessing FamilyLink.
You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.
SchoolMessenger is compliant with the Student Privacy Pledge, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.
Information on SMS text messaging and Short Codes:
SMS stands for Short Message Service and is commonly referred to as a "text message". Most cell phones support this type of text messaging. Our notification provider, SchoolMessenger, uses a true SMS protocol developed by the telecommunications industry specifically for mass text messaging, referred to as “short code” texting. This method is fast, secure and highly reliable because it is strictly regulated by the wireless carriers and only allows access to approved providers. If you’ve ever sent a text vote for a TV show to a number like 46999, you have used short code texting.
*Terms and Conditions – Message frequency varies. Standard message and data rates may apply. Reply HELP for help. Text STOP to cancel. Mobile carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages. Please note, 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. See schoolmessenger.com/txt for more info.