School Messenger Notification System
Winnebago CUSD #323 contracts with SchoolMessenger to provide notification services, including recorded telephone messages used for emergency broadcasts, parental outreach, and student attendance communications. The system is programmed to call the primary phone numbers of parents for a variety of reasons that impact student safety and academic performance.
Communication options on School Messenger include:
- Notifications via traditional phone calls
- Receiving notices by email
- Opting in to receive notices by text message
SchoolMessenger was selected because it offers a real value to the district and is proven to measurably impact student safety, parental involvement, staff communications, and student attendance. It is used to complement the district’s emergency preparedness procedures and to inform parents of upcoming school events.
This system will not replace other modes of communication. Principals are still accessible for live visits, and paper-based communications will still be sent home with students or by mail. The SchoolMessenger system is intended to reinforce the district’s commitment to remain connected to parents by offering additional and timely communications.
Parents and staff are reminded that SchoolMessenger is intended to be a courtesy notice only, not the first line of communication to announce a school closing.