School Messenger

SchoolMessenger Notification System for McGregor ISD Parents

McGregor ISD now utilizes the SchoolMessenger Communicate notification system to keep parents informed with what is happening at their child’s campus.  The district will send notifications regarding school events, reminders, emergencies and school delays/closings.

SchoolMessenger is the district’s tool of choice for immediate communication.

This communication system allows the district to immediately send mass phone, email, and text messages to hundreds of parents.  SchoolMessenger is a trusted communication platform and is powered by West Corporation.

Who gets the notifications?

SchoolMessenger will use the parent/guardian contact information listed in the Skyward Family account.  It is imperative that the email address and cell phone number for each parent/guardian is correct.  If this information should change, the parent/guardian should update this information in their Skyward Family account as soon as possible in order to continue receiving notifications from SchoolMessenger.

What are the delivery methods for these notifications?

SchoolMessenger allows the district to send notifications by:
• email message to the parent/guardian email address listed in Skyward
recorded phone message to the parent/guardian phone number listed in Skyward
• text message to the parent/guardian phone number listed in Skyward (parent MUST opt-in to receive text messages)

Notifications sent from the school will be labeled with the campus main phone number.  Notifications sent from the district office will be labeled with the district’s main phone number (254-840-2828).  In the case of an emergency, the district will send a notification using all three delivery methods listed above.  Parents with more than one student will not get duplicate messages.  The system will leave a message should a voicemail box answer the call.

How do you subscribe to text messaging?

SchoolMessenger will send McGregor ISD parents/guardians an Opt-In Invitation text message on June 8th at Noon.  The text message will look like this:  “<<McGregor ISD>>s messages.  Reply Y to confirm, HELP 4 info.  Msg&data rates may apply.  Msg freq varies.  groupcast.com/tm”.  You will simply reply to this text message by typing “Y” (for Yes).

In order for this to work, your cell phone number must be listed and correct in your Skyward Family account.  Please note that the district does not pay for any text messages fees charged by cellular providers.

If you miss the Opt-In Invitation text message, you can still opt-in by texting the word “YES” to 67587.  Please see the Parent Text Messaging Service flyer below.

Questions?

For questions regarding the SchoolMessenger notification system, you may contact the MISD Technology Department (254-840-2828; tech@mcgregor-isd.org). 
For questions regarding your information in your Skyward Family account, please contact your child’s campus office.

•  Parent Text Messaging Service flyer (English/Spanish)
•  Get The Message brochure

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