Text Message Emergency Notification

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Beginning in the Fall of 2018, Franklin Pierce Schools parents, guardians and staff will have the opportunity to sign up to receive text messages from the school district in the event of an emergency. This service is reserved for FPS parents, guardians and staff, and is only available for individuals whose cell phone information is in the Skyward System.

If FPS has a cellphone number for you on file AND you have not already opted-in by texting “Y” or “YES” to 67587, you will receive a text message from 67587 on Monday, October 22 at 4pm requesting you to opt-in to receive important informational text messages from Franklin Pierce Schools. The message will read:

Franklin Pierce Schools’alerts: Reply Y 2 Confirm, HELP 4 info. Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freqvaries. schoolmessenger.com/txt

Participants can opt out of receiving emergency notification messages at any time by simply replying to one of the messages with “STOP”.

Sign-up in one of two ways:

1.    Opt-in by messaging “Y” or “YES” to the Franklin Pierce Schools Short Code Number 67587.

2.    Reply to the Franklin Pierce Schools Invitation Message which will be sent on Monday, October 22 at 4:00pm.

Text Message Flyer English.pdf
Mejsaje de Texto Aviador Espanol.pdf




FPS Emergency Notification Text Message FAQ's

What will FPS send text messages about?

The SMS system will be used exclusively for emergency communication including safety alerts, security information, or school closures.

How often will FPS send text messages?

FPS will send one test message per semester to ensure that the system is working effectively. Additional usage will depend on whether or not there is inclement weather and or safety/security concerns in the school or local area.

I currently use the School Messenger App to communicate with my child’s teacher or coach. Is this the same system? 

The emergency notification system will send messages through your phone providers text messaging system (if available). It does not interfere with current or future School Messenger app usage.

Is there a cost for signing up for notifications?

Standard message and data rates will apply. Plans that require customers to pay per text message will incur costs at the standard rate. Messages sent to customers with unlimited or batch text message plans will be treated as any other text message.

If I do not sign up now, can I sign up later?

Franklin Pierce Schools parents, guardians and staff can always opt-in to receive emergency notifications by sending “YES” to #67587.

If I sign up now and don’t want to continue, can I remove my name and number form the system?

Franklin Pierce Schools parents, guardians and staff can always opt-out of receiving emergency notifications by sending “STOP” to #67587.

If I sign up this year, will I have to sign up each year?

Once you sign up to receive emergency messages, you will continue to receive emergency notifications until your opt-out by sending “STOP” to #67587, you no longer have a phone number on file with Franklin Pierce Schools (no longer a parent of an FPS student or no longer employed by the district), or you change phone numbers.

How does FPS intend to communicate with families?

Autodialer Phone Message

SMS Emergency Notification

School Messenger App

  • Emergency Notifications
  • General School Info
  • Attendance Updates
  • Food Acct. Updates
  • Emergency Notifications

 

  • (Optional) communication with teachers
  • (Optional) communication with coaches