District creates new weather-related news alert
December 6, 2016 -
In an effort to accommodate the needs of the Goshen community,
district officials have decided to implement a Weather Related
Delays/Cancellations alert for SchoolMessenger.
What does this mean?
Currently, school closings, delays and early
dismissals are sent by the district via the Emergency alert notification
in SchoolMessenger. Under the Emergency alert, at least one phone number
must be listed for each parent, guardian and/or employee. This meant
that users have no choice but to receive a telephone call whenever there
is a weather-related closing or delay.
The district has received constructive feedback from
the community that many users did not wish to receive a telephone call
for weather-related news, and decided to implement the Weather Related
Delays/Cancellations alert. You may have seen this
alert in your InfoCenter but it was inactive. Under this new
alert, users can choose whether to receive a telephone call, text
message and/or email message when there is weather-related news from the
How can I see which notifications I will receive?
Currently, ALL notifications for all parents,
guardians and employees are turned ON under the
Weather Related Delays/Cancellations alert. Parents and
employees MUST log into their SchoolMessenger InfoCenter to set their
notification preferences. The district cannot do this for you. Please
log into your InfoCenter to make any necessary changes as soon as
How do I log into InfoCenter?
Parents and employees are asked to create their own
contact preference profile using SchoolMessenger’s InfoCenter.
InfoCenter allows you to control how you prefer to be contacted, and
also works like a mailbox, giving you a place to review messages you may
have missed. Each parent/guardian will need to log into InfoCenter to
change his/her own notification preferences.
Signing up is easy – using the email address that you
have on file with the district, follow these three steps:
Download the InfoCenter by SchoolMessenger App
from the Apple App Store or Google Play Market. Be sure to select
the InfoCenter app, NOT the Admin app. You can also access
Click the New User button, enter your email
address, and create a password. An email will be sent to that
address with a secure token.
After authenticating via the token sent to your
email, return to InfoCenter and sign in using your email and
My contact information isn’t correct in InfoCenter. What do I do?
SchoolMessenger uses the contact information
that parents have on file with the district through School Tool to send
you notifications. To verify your phone number and email address, log
into your School Tool/Parent Portal account.
If you do not know your username and password for
School Tool/Parent Portal, or you are not registered for an account,
contact your child's guidance counselor (CJH and GHS) or school main
office (SAS and GIS).
If you want to register for Parent Portal, fill
Parent Portal Registration Form
If your contact information is incorrect in
Parent Portal, fill out the
number or secondary mailing address change form (PDF).
Parents should return these forms to their
child's school building.
Please note that allowing the district to have
this information in writing from parents/guardians helps the district
safeguard personal information.
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