School Messenger Opt-In Communication

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Technology has made communication easier than ever before. Today, many parents use email, websites, social media, and/or text subscriptions when they want to receive important news. Trillium Lakelands District School Board wants you to receive information when you want, and how you want through SchoolMessenger.

SchoolMessenger is a parent notification service that lets us communicate easily with you about the things that matter most. Things like school news and events, and important or urgent news from our board. SchoolMessenger has taken over SchoolConnects, our previous messenger service. For that reason, all existing users who wish to receive text messages will need to opt-in again. New users will also opt-in to receive text messages.

Here’s How to Opt-In for Alerts From Your School and TLDSB:

• First, ensure that your school has your preferred contact number(s) on record. Once your cell
number has been entered by the school, they will keep it on file.
• If you have provided your school with your cell phone number, you should receive a text from
978338 on September 17, 2018 requesting you to opt-in to receive important information
from your child’s school. Reply ‘Y’ (standard message rates may apply).
• If you wish to opt-in after September 17, 2018, text ‘Y’ to 978338 (standard message rates may apply).

If you have done this correctly, you will receive the following message:

“You’ve registered 4 SchoolMessenger. Txt STOP to quit, HELP for help. Std msg/data rates apply. Freq

Any text messages from Watt Public School will come from the number 978338. We suggest that you add this to your contact list in

your cell phone with the name “TLDSB”. This way, the caller ID feature on your phone will show that the message is from Trillium Lakelands District School Board.

To manage your notification settings, download the SchoolMessenger App on Android Google Play or Apple iOS.

From the SchoolMessenger App, you can alter your existing school-to-home communication settings. Contact numbers and email addresses must be updated through your school’s main office. Parents who do not have smart phones to download the app can also access the same system by going to and creating an account.