SchoolMessenger is replacing School News Notifier (SNN)
If you have been receiving email news from the Guilderland Central School District through School News Notifier (SNN), and want to continue to receive these emails, for the 2019-20 school year you will need to sign up for GCSD’s new email notification system, SchoolMessenger. The district has been using SchoolMessenger throughout the school year for emergency notifications, such as school closings/delays and emergency situations in schools.
SchoolMessenger will fully replace SNN on July 1, 2019, so we want to ensure that in the 2019-20 school year, all parents and guardians are able to recieve news and alerts.
If you are a current K-12 parent/guardian or the parent/guardian of an incoming kindergartener, you do not need to do anything. K-12 families are already signed up for SchoolMessenger through contact information that is entered automatically at time of registration. Parents of incoming kindergarteners will be added to the SchoolMessenger database in July.
Staff members have also connected to SchoolMessenger through an opt-in process.
However, alumni, parents of alumni and other community members will want to read more about how to sign up for SchoolMessenger. (Updates will be posted to the website this summer.)
Why the change?
SchoolMessenger is a more efficient and effective way for the district to reach parents in an emergency. The system allows the district to contact parents via text and phone, if necessary.
The district is working with SchoolMessenger to provide a community portal that allows the district to continue sending messages to community members who are interested in staying up to date on school events and news.
More information will be posted to the district website early this summer.