SchoolMessenger: BISD Adds Notification System

For Principals, Administrators and Attendance Reports


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Introduction
Quick Start for New Users
Tips for Sending Effective Messages

Training Guides
Getting Started
Creating a New Broadcast
Advanced List Creation
Creating Broadcast Templates
Advanced Training
Mobile Push Notification Directions

Sample Message for Lockdowns
Lockdown In Progress
Lockdown Over

Pocket Guides/Smart Phones
Remote Access Pocket Guide
SchoolMessenger for Android
SchoolMessenger for IPhone

How to run SchoolMessenger Attendance Reports
Instructions

For more support/information:
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Brownsville ISD has signed on with SchoolMessenger, a California-based company that provides notification services for emergency broadcasts, parental outreach and student attendance communications for prek-12 education.

The system is programmed to call the primary phone number of parents for a variety of reasons that impact the safety and academic performance of students. SchoolMessenger is used to expand our emergency preparedness procedures and to inform parents about upcoming school events such as statewide testing and parent meetings.

Parents are encouraged to ensure that BISD schools have up to date and accurate telephone and email information. The notification database is automatically, regularly updated throughout the year so that it is always emergency-ready. If at any time contact information changes, parents are advised to notify the school immediately so that records can be updated.

Remote Phone Access System Pocket Guide: Download and print documents on the left side.
The Remote Phone Access system for Communicate is a feature that enables you to create a phone broadcast by simply calling a number and entering a few options. The only thing that is required is a phone that can dial out – it is for this reason that this system is used most effectively in emergencies. Perhaps the power is out, or there is no internet connection – as long as there is a working phone, you can make a broadcast.

The only requirements to use the system are the following:
• You must have a Phone User ID and Phone PIN code, set in your User Account (Top right while logged in).
• You must have saved lists under you own User Account in Communicate.

You will need to do this before using the system. Below is a pocket guide that you can print and carry with you – in case of emergency, you will be prepared with the steps to use the system.

Note: You can find your Remote Phone Access phone # in the bottom-left of the screen while logged into Communicate, or by calling support.




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The District's system is provided on an areas is, as available basis. The District does not make any warranties, whether expressed or implied, including, without limitation, those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to any services provided by the system and any information or software contained therein. The District does not warrant that the functions or services performed by, or that the information or software contained on the system will meet the system will meet the system requirements, or that the system will be uninterrupted or error free, or that defects will be corrected. Opinions, advice, services, and all other information expressed by system users, information providers, service providers, or other third-party individuals in the system are those of the providers and not the District.
Access to the District's electronic communications system is a privilege, not a right. All users shall be required to acknowledge receipt and understanding of all administrative regulations governing use of the system and shall agree in writing to allow monitoring of their use and to comply with such regulations and guidelines. Noncompliance may result in suspension of access or termination of privileges and other disciplinary action consistent with District policies. [See DH, FN series, FO series, and the Student Code of Conduct] Violations of law may result in criminal prosecution as well as disciplinary action by the District. The District will maintain a website for the purpose of informing employees, students, parents, and members of the community of programs, policies, and practices. Electronic communications also include the District's webserver. The District's webserver houses http://www.bisd.us which is the district's main page (homepage). It is the duty and responsibility of all departments and campuses to update and maintain their individual Web sites related to the homepage.
Requests for publication of information on the District website must be directed to the district's Public Information Administrator. It is also the duty of the office of Public Information to successfully maintain the portion of the main page that directly relates to the news, announcements, current events, and information and to change the pictures and captions. It is the duty and responsibility of all departments and campuses to update and maintain their individual websites. It is imperative that department or campus administration be responsible for the content provided to make sure that it meets the guidelines set forth in the Acceptable Use Policy and Improper Use of the Computer System. No commercial advertising will be permitted on a website controlled by the District.