Jeffco Public Schools uses SchoolMessenger, a leading parental notification company, to provide a quick alert messaging service for parents and staff.
SchoolMessenger helps Jeffco schools' ability to communicate regularly with parents and staff 24 hours a days, in multiple languages, using voice messages, e-mail, and text messaging.*
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign up for SchoolMessenger?
There is no need to sign up for SchoolMessenger. The contact information you submit online via Jeffco Connect is used by SchoolMessenger for sending messages. Please ensure that you do not block messages from SchoolMessenger and that you provide contact information in Jeffco Connect that allows the school to contact you in case of an emergency. If you make changes in Jeffco Connect to your contact information, it may take up to 24 hours for the information to change in SchoolMessenger.
What type of messages will I receive from SchoolMessenger?
SchoolMessenger will be used to send everything from snow closure alerts to attendance messages and classroom updates. Parents may also recieve notices about student's failing grades. Information about staff arrests may be sent via SchoolMessenger. If you have added your child's cell phone or e-mail address they will receive these messages.
Is SchoolMessenger secure?
Your student's information is stored on a secure server and all personal data is sent in an encrypted format. Please remember, just like with any application, if you give your password (to Jeffco Connect) to anyone, including your child, your contact information can be changed and messages regarding attendance, grades and emergencies can be diverted or discontinued.
Can messages be sent in languages other than English?
Yes, SchoolMessenger can send information in multiple languages. Parents must select their language preference when they complete student information in Jeffco Connect.
How can I activate text messaging?
To start receiving text messages from the school via SchoolMessenger, you must provide a phone number in Jeffco Connect and indicate text messages (SMS) as a preference. Then activate the text message account by texting the word YES to 68453.
Can I receive information on my students at a long distance number?
Yes, beginning in 2013, Jeffco's SchoolMessenger began calling long distance numbers. Messages cannot be sent to telephone extensions.
*Jeffco Public Schools does not pay for text message charges that may be incurred by the user. Check with your cell phone provider for possible charges.