The school district uses a system called Blackboard Connect to send important messages to parents via telephone, text, and email. These messages may be about your child’s attendance at school, balances on nutrition service accounts, and library fines as well as important information such as school closures or delays.
This automated system uses the contact information that is listed in a child’s student records. Please make sure that your child’s school has accurate contact information for your child.
Most notification messages, such as those regarding attendance or balances on nutrition service accounts, will be sent to you by telephone unless you choose otherwise. Early-morning messages about school closures will be sent only by text and email. You can select your preferences for how you receive those notifications by going to the Blackboard Connect Portal.
Using the Blackboard Connect Portal, you can select whether you want to receive notifications by text or email, or both. You also can choose to receive attendance notifications by text or email rather than by telephone. (During an emergency, you will be notified using all of the listings that we have for your child’s student record, which may include your home telephone, your cell phone, your business phone, text, and email.)
Once you have entered your email address, selected a password, and answered a few security questions, you will be asked to provide your child’s student ID number and the primary telephone number that you used when you registered your child. If you don’t know your child’s ID number, ask him or her. Most students have the number memorized. If not, call your child’s school. If you have more than one child in school, you also can add your other children to the account, as well.
Once your account has been established, you can add or delete contact information and determine how you would like to receive attendance calls and outreach messages, which include weather-related school closures or delays, upcoming events, due dates, and other such notices. Early-morning announcements about school closures or delays will be sent only by text or email, not by telephone.