Text & Email Alerts

Sign up for our alert service and receive notifications by phone, text message, email, or all of the above. It's your choice!

We have different notification methods for different kinds of information. You can sign up for as few or as many alerts as you want. Just pick one or more and then follow the directions for each one that you want.

How to Sign Up

Phone/Email Notifications -- If you provided your contact phone number(s) and/or email address to the school at the beginning of the school year, you will automatically be signed up to receive phone and/or email alerts. If your contact information is already in SchoolTool you do not need to do anything. If you are unsure, call the school office to see if your contact information is entered in SchoolTool. (See below for information on how to stop receiving notifications.)
Text Notifications -- Unlike phone calls and emails, you must subscribe to receiving text messages from School Messenger. The reason for this requirement is that your cell phone carrier may charge you for individual texts and/or data rates may apply, depending on the plan associated with the wireless device. If you have any questions about potential fees, please contact your cell phone carrier before subscribing. Subscriptions to text notifications can be cancelled at any time.

Opting In/Subscribing (Text Messages)

If you do not receive an “opt-in invitation” from School Messenger via text, use the cell phone you wish to receive text messages on and enter the short code 67587 in place of the phone number in the “To” field, and the word "Yes" or the letter “Y” (no quotation marks) in the message box. Send this message.

You should receive a confirmation text from School Messenger that you successfully subscribed to texts. If you do not receive a confirmation text, please contact your school’s main office to ensure we have the correct number on file: 

  • High School Office: 518-622-8543
  • Middle School Office: 518-622-0490
  • Elementary School Office: 518-622-3231

If you recently updated your contact information, please allow 24-48 hours before trying to subscribe again so that the system has time to update and reflect new changes.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions (such as signing up, opting out, or the meaning of error messages), download this 2-page PDF

How to Stop Getting Updates

Phone Calls -- To stop receiving automated phone notifications, wait until the end of the phone message and listen for instructions on how to unsubscribe. 
Email Notifications -- To stop receiving email notifications, "unsubscribe" directions are at the bottom of every message.
Text Notifications -- The process of unsubscribing or opting out of receiving text messages is similar to subscribing, except that you text the word "Stop" instead of "Yes" (no quotation marks) to 67587. Once again, you will receive a confirmation message in reply to your request. This confirmation will inform you that you will no longer receive text message notifications from the school.

Other Ways to Stay Informed

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