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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 your wireless phone number is on file and listed as the first number in SchoolTool, the district’s student information system. If you need to add, change, or rerank your wireless number, you can do so by submitting an update request directly in the SchoolTool Parent Portal (view instructions here), or by contacting your child’s school.
  2. Opt in at any time from your 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 our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).