Abbotsford School District office.                                (File photo)

Abbotsford School District office. (File photo)

Abbotsford schools offering text message alerts

System will send messages to parents with information about events, school closures, safety alerts

The Abbotsford School District has launched a text message alert system for parents and guardians.

The system, using a program called SchoolMessenger, was launched on Tuesday, with families receiving a text message to their designated mobile device with the following message:

From: 978-338

Abbotsford School District message. Reply Y to confirm, HELP 4 info. Msg & data rates may apply. Msg freq varies. schoolmessenger.com/smsca”

Families could then opt in by replying with a “Y” or “Yes” to the school district’s number, 978338, or opt out by replying “Stop” to one of the school district’s messages.

Parents or guardians who did not receive a message should notify their children’s school of the appropriate mobile phone number to receive the updates.

The school district says SchoolMessenger is compliant with Student Privacy Pledge, a set of guidelines for maintaining students’ and their families’ privacy.

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