Shelton's School Messenger Notification System

School Messenger Notification System

SCHOOL MESSENGER

School Messenger

Today's parents are drowning in emails, group text messages, mobile app alerts, and much more. This communications onslaught may keep even the most organized parents from being engaged with updates from the classroom.

We are striving to make communications simpler for parents. We are now using the School Messenger Communications System. Parents will be receiving email, calls and text messages through the School Messenger Notifications System.

How It Works

  • The SchoolMessenger app gives parents and educators a single place to exchange messages and updates.
  • It brings teacher messaging together with the school- and district-level notifications that administrators send with the SchoolMessenger Communicate notification system.
  • With the SchoolMessenger app, you no longer need to download yet another group texting or classroom app to engage.

Download the SchoolMessenger app today and simplify school communications for everyone in your school community.

Reasons to Use

  • Everything in one place - View classroom, school, and district level messages in one simple, scrollable, "stream" view - just as you would on any other app or social media site
  • Two-way communication - Exchange messages with individuals one-on-one (i.e. with teachers) or groups (i.e. classes, sports teams, PTO groups) (if supported by your school or district)
  • Include attachments with your messages - Exchange files, images, and videos
  • Use on mobile or web - Download our mobile app or use in any Web browser

With the SchoolMessenger app, it's easier than ever to stay connected to school and classroom updates. Download it today and see for yourself how it simplifies your life!



SCHOOL MESSENGER APP

The SchoolMessenger App allows schools and school districts to inform you about school-related emergencies, school closures, attendance or other school-related issues.

As a Teacher you have the ability to invite students, parents and/or guardians to join groups you've created, and send chat messages to them directly.

As a Student, Parent or Guardian you can join a teacher-created group and participate in the classroom discussions. You can also customize how you receive those messages.

You will find all of these messages in an easily-accessible inbox. If you are associated with students in different schools or districts, all matching records will be linked to your account. With flexible preference controls, most kinds of communication can be configured to be accessed exclusively via the SchoolMessenger App.

There are two types of SchoolMessenger App Users:

School-Affiliated User: This is a teacher, student, or parent who is directly affiliated with a school or district, and who receives various types of SchoolMessenger Broadcast messages from the school or district. This user will have the ability to retrieve all these messages in the SchoolMessenger App, in addition to participating in the groups that general users also have access to.

General User: This can be anyone who has signed up to use the SchoolMessenger App and has been granted access to one of the discussion groups created by a teacher. They could be a member of the community who has been invited by a teacher (e.g. an aeronautical engineer offering advice and insights to senior high school students interested in the physics of flight and aircraft design).

Download the App

Log In To log into the SchoolMessenger App:

1) Click on Log In on the menu in the upper right-hand corner of the login page.

2) Enter the email address, password, and location you used to register in the SchoolMessenger App.

Click on "Forgot your password?" to register the App. An email will be sent to you allowing you to register a new password.

Set up Your User Account

Once you have logged in successfully, you must set up the SchoolMessenger App for your use.

Set up includes the following:

  • Setting up your Profile and Role

  • Setting Notification preferences (school-affiliated users only)

  • Joining Groups that you have been invited by teachers to join

Your Profile and Role

For all User Types, follow the below steps to set up your User Account:

1. Click on the menu option with your login name in it.

2. Click on the Settings option.

3. Enter your first name, last name, and your Role type (Teacher, Student, or Parent).

Your settings must be completed before an account can be used. Failure to do so will cause the system to log you out, and you will be prompted to enter this data next time you log in.

Joining a Group

Teachers can set up conversation or discussion groups in which students and parents can participate. But before such participation can occur, participants must be invited and provided an access code to join the group.

Participants can join as many groups as they are invited to participate in.

To join a group:

1. Click on the Groups menu option.

2. Click on Join Group.

3. In the Join Group window, enter the access code that was provided to you.

4. Click on Join.

Leaving a Group

Leaving a group is simple:

1. Click on the Groups menu option.

2. Click on Leave Group to the left of the group you wish to leave, and then confirm that you no longer want to be part of the group in the next window.

Responding to a SchoolMessenger App Message

Anyone receiving a SchoolMessenger App-based message created by a teacher may read the message, and, if enabled, read the comments of other group members and reply.

The circumstances are defined by the teacher who created the original message or our support teams.

Messages may be configured so that:

  • Comments can be entered and read by everyone

  • Comments can be entered by group members but will be received privately read only by the teacher

  • No comments are allowed

Use attachments to send the following file types in your reply:

  • images (PNG, JPG)

  • documents (PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX)

  • video (MP4)

  • audio (MP3, WAV, M4A)

*Note that the max file size is 20MB and you can only send 1 attachment per message


SCHOOL MESSENGER TRAINING

School Messenger Notification System is a comprehensive way to send messages to your school Community. Below you will find easy to understand instructions in Both PDF and video format. If you need further assistance do not be afraid to contact the Communications Specialist for further assistance.

You may also contact Customer Support at any time just call (800) 920-3897.

Quick Start for New Users

Getting Started Guide

Getting Started - Logging In

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Message Sender Overview

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Message Sender - Step One

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Broadcast Lists - Custom

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Broadcast Lists

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Call Me to Record

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Send Message Text to Speech

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Send Message - Email

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Send Message - SMS

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Send Your Message

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Quick Tip

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