Stay Informed

There are many ways to stay informed about things happening at Cairo-Durham CSD. You can check our website, download the free Cairo-Durham CSD mobile app, follow our Facebook page, and receive notifications by phone, email, and/or text message. Learn more below.


There are several potential reasons you may receive phone calls, emails and/or text messages from the school, including:

  • Emergency delays and closings (such as weather closures)

  • Reminders of important dates and events

  • Early dismissals

  • Attendance/unexcused absences

  • Suspicious individuals or activities on or near school grounds

Receiving Alerts/Notifications

Parents/guardians will automatically be signed up to receive phone, email and text message alerts when they provide their contact information at the beginning of each school year. Shortly after launching the new system, parents/guardians should receive a welcome text message from the short code 98900. You may unsubscribe from these alerts at any time (see below).

Phone alerts from the schools should display the phone number of the school contacting you (either 622-3231 for CDE, 622-0490 for CDMS, or 622-8543 for CDHS). Text messages will come from 98900. We recommend saving these phone numbers in your contacts for easy identification. 

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Note: In order to receive the above notifications, your contact information must be entered in SchoolTool (the District's student information management system). This is often restricted to parents, guardians and approved contacts. If you need to update or verify your contact information, please contact the main office of your child’s school. 


You can unsubscribe from phone and/or email alerts by emailing and submitting a written request to no longer receive these alerts. In your email, please include your name, your child’s name and school, and whether you want to stop receiving phone alerts, email alerts, or both.

If you submit a written request to unsubscribe, you will be added to the Do Not Contact list and you will no longer receive notifications from the school. The District will still have your contact information and can contact you directly regarding your child(ren), if needed, however you will not receive messages sent through our mass notification system (e.g., weather delays or closures). If you change your mind and want to receive alerts again, please email and request to be removed from the Do Not Contact list.

To stop receiving text messages from the District, you can unsubscribe by texting STOP to 98900. 

Mobile App

The free Cairo-Durham CSD mobile app is everything Cairo-Durham, right in your pocket. It provides easy access to school information using less mobile data since you don’t have to open a web browser on your phone. Want to check the cafeteria menu on the go? Open the app! Need to see upcoming calendar events or school closures? Open the app! Looking for a teacher’s email address? You guessed it... open the app! 

The app is free to download on Android and iOS devices (search "Cairo-Durham CSD" wherever you get your apps).

Parents/guardians are encouraged to download the free Cairo-Durham CSD app and enable Push Notifications to ensure they don't miss out on news and updates. Users can filter which schools they receive notifications for. Watch this short tutorial video about using our new app.

Social Media

Facebook Posts are made regularly, and you can even set your "News Feed Preferences" to prioritize posts made by Cairo-Durham CSD (learn how here). Please see the Social Media Commenting Guidelines below before leaving comments on our Facebook page. (Note: Facebook is not as timely or efficient as direct notifications from the District such as phone calls and text messages. Please allow at least 24 hours for responses to Facebook messages or comments. If you need immediate assistance, please contact the schools directly.)

Instagram – There are no official Instagram accounts for the Cairo-Durham Central School District or any of its schools. Any such named Instagram accounts are not sanctioned by or affiliated with the District. 

Twitter Cairo-Durham has the following Twitter accounts:

Social Media Commenting Guidelines

The Cairo-Durham Central School District strongly believes in the importance of including all segments of the community in dialogue surrounding important school issues, and supports the responsible use of social media to achieve this goal.

The District welcomes community contributions to our Facebook page through the use of comments. Comments should be appropriate for an educational environment and for viewers of all ages. Community contributed comments on official District online or social media sites are understood to be solely the opinion of the author and not to represent the Cairo-Durham Central School District.

The page administrator reserves the right, but is not obligated, to remove comments from the site that contain commercial solicitations, are libelous or factually erroneous, are off topic or otherwise violate the Cairo-Durham Central School District Code of Conduct or the site's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. This includes comments with personal attacks or inappropriate language, imagery or profanity. 

Repeat violations of these user rules may result in a user being blocked from the site/page.

We thank you in advance for adhering to these commenting guidelines and helping us maintain a social media presence that is appropriate for an educational environment and for viewers of all ages.