What is School Messenger?

School Messenger Logo North Thurston Public Schools utilizes a communication system called School Messenger.
 
Parent contact information, including phone number, email address, cell phone, etc., are obtained from Student Records and used to communicate messages from Principals and Administrators.
 
Examples of messages:
  • General school announcements
  • School closures
  • Emergencies
  • Attendance reports
  • Lunch account balance information
  • Bus Route information 
 
Please ensure that your contact information in up to date each fall by contacting your child's school.
 
Your communication settings and options can be customized through the School Messenger interface called InfoCenter. See below for some of the Frequently Asked Questions about InfoCenter.  Opt into receiving text messages.
 

Activate your InfoCenter: http://infocenter.schoolmessenger.com

InfoCenter FAQ

What is InfoCenter?

InfoCenter allows you to personalize communications from your school or district into one centralized feed. YOU decide how you receive (or don’t receive) information (phone, email, text, etc.). It also allows multiple guardians to receive the same message customized to their preference. Note: You cannot opt out of emergency notifications, including attendance, snow days, etc.
 

How do I sign up for InfoCenter? 

Signing up is easy. Use the email address the school has on file for you, and follow these three steps:
  1. Click the Sign In Button on the top of the page, or Download the InfoCenter App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Market.
  2. Enter your email address and create a password. An email will be sent to that address with a secure token.
  3. After authenticating via your email, return to InfoCenter and sign in using your email and password.
It's that easy!
 

What's in InfoCenter? 

Once you've created your account, we'll automatically link the records associated with your email address. You can then:
  • View the records associated with your account - student, staff, parent records.
  • Review the last 30 days worth of messages for all your associated records.
  • View your contact information and configure how you would like to receive notifications.  
 

Is InfoCenter secure?

The sign-up process creates a secure link between the user and SchoolMessenger. InfoCenter operates with the latest encryption technology to protect access to stored information.
 
SchoolMessenger is also a signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge, which requires us to adhere to 12 stringent data protection standards as a further assurance of our commitment to protecting your data.
 

What else do I need to know?

Device (Push) Notifications will trigger a badge or alert when you receive new communications from your school or district. You can choose to receive Device Notifications in addition to, or instead of, the phone calls, emails, and text messages you normally receive.
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