School Messenger

School Messenger LogoThe Ephrata School District uses the SchoolMessenger notification system. This app allows us to provide timely communication to parents and staff regarding emergencies or school-related cancellations via pre-recorded phone messages and/or emails.

Please note: Student families are automatically enrolled in the system using phone numbers provided to the child’s school. Staff are automatically enrolled at the time of employment.

If you would like the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts, please opt-in below:


To opt in, text “Y” or “Yes” to MLSD's short code number: 67587
 
-OR-
 
Scan the QR code below:
SM qr code
 
 
TIPS
  • If you opt-in for text alerts, you will still receive email reminders and robocalls. 
  • Texts are only eligible for phone numbers included in your Skyward account. If you get a new number, be sure to update your new number with your school. You will need to opt-in again with your new number. 
  • You can also opt-out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.
 

SchoolMessenger is compliant with the Student Privacy Pledge™, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.

*Carrier charges may apply.

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SMS stands for Short Message Service and is commonly referred to as a "text message". Most cell phones support this type of text messaging. Our notification provider, SchoolMessenger, uses a true SMS protocol developed by the telecommunications industry specifically for mass text messaging, referred to as “shortcode” texting. This method is fast, secure and highly reliable because it is strictly regulated by the wireless carriers and only allows access to approved providers. If you’ve ever sent a text vote for a TV show to a number like 46999, you have used short code texting.

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