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Text Notifications

In 2018-2019, the Ithaca City School District added text messaging capability to SchoolMessenger Communicate, the system we use to call and email families. The new service allows schools to send parents and caregivers important informational text messages about events, school closings, safety alerts, and more, directly to their mobile devices.

Any ICSD parent or caregiver who wishes to participate in this service need only do the following:

  1. Verify that their wireless phone number is on file and listed as the first number in SchoolTool, the district’s student information system. Those who need to add, change, or rerank their wireless numbers can do so by submitting an update request directly in the SchoolTool Parent Portal (view instructions below), or by contacting their child’s school.
  2. Opt in at any time from their wireless device by texting “Y” or “Yes” to the district’s short code number, 67587, or by scanning the barcode on the flyer below. 

For more information, please view the Frequently Asked Questions document.