Buchanan Community Schools

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SMS – SchoolMessenger Alerts

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Buchanan Community Schools utilizes a service from SchoolMessenger that calls phones, sends emails and text alerts to the families of students enrolled in our district. When you provide the school with your phone numbers, you are automatically enrolled in all services, however cell or mobile phone numbers require an additional step. In order to receive SMS or text messages you must indicate your willingness to receive text messages to your phone.

 

The process is simple and only takes a few seconds to complete.

To enroll:
Simply text any one of the following words to the number 67587: subscribe, optin, yes
You’ll know you were successful if you receive a reply message similar to:
You are registered to receive aprox 3 msgs/mo. Txt STOP to quit, HELP for help.

You’ll want to repeat the opt-in process for any wireless numbers that you wish to include. If you’re uncertain if a particular number has been enrolled, you may complete the enrollment again. This will not result in you getting duplicate messages.

In addition to performing the opt-in process above you’ll want to ensure that the school has your wireless number(s) in our student information database. If you haven’t already provided that information to your school please contact them and provide them with that information.

When a new number is added to our student information system, that number will automatically receive a one-time opt-in message if it has not already been enrolled in this system.

To un-enroll:
To be removed from the system completely (this means all text messaging from Buchanan Community Schools) text STOP to 67587

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.

BCS SMS

FAQs for the BCS SMS page

How do I enroll?

Simply text any one of the following words to the number 67587: subscribe, optin, yes
You’ll know you were successful if you receive a reply message similar to:
You are registered to receive aprox 3 msgs/mo. Txt STOP to quit, HELP for help.

You’ll want to repeat the opt-in process for any wireless numbers that you wish to include. If you’re uncertain if a particular number has been enrolled, you may complete the enrollment again. This will not result in you getting duplicate messages.

How do I manage my contact preferences?

Information on how to manage your contact preferences can be found here: https://go.schoolmessenger.com/#/home

How do i un-enroll?

To be removed from the system completely (this means all text messaging from Buchanan Community Schools) text STOP to 67587

Is enrolling in this service required?

No. You are not required to enroll. If you do not enroll, you may receive a one-time message asking you if you want to. This may happen again if you ever update your phone numbers.

Is there a cost to using this service?

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.

 

For more information on how to manage your contact preferences, go here: http://www.buchananschools.com/schoolmessenger/

Updated: December 13, 2017 — 2:31 PM
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