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Parent/Student Notification Systems

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followWhat are the best methods for me to receive timely WSD notifications?


Currently, the preferred methods for getting WSD notifications are to visit the main wsd.net web site, as well as your school web site. Other options include checking our district Twitter account or Facebook page. Please keep in mind that our Facebook page is not monitored 24/7, so any messages you send may not be responded to immediately.

We also offer the ability to sign up for email and text alerts. However, due to the volume of message that are being sent out, these two options are not as timely.

To sign up to follow our Twitter account, text “follow @wsdnotification” to 40404.

To verify your phone or email address, please log in to myweber.wsd.net

Additional information about each of our notification systems follows:

Emergency Notifier

What:

The emergency notifier is linked to all email addresses,  all mobile phone numbers, the district twitter account, the district Facebook account, as well as all Weber School District web pages. It is accessed through a button in MyStudent that is only accessible by particular district administrators.

When 

This is for emergency type notifications; (i.e. school closures, late start, early out, lockouts,) and other situations when we need to get information to parents and students. There is no ability to “unsubscribe” from this list.

Who:

The Emergency Notifier can only be initiated by the Superintendency. Subsequent permission can be granted from the superintendent to the director and supervisor of Technical Services, the director of Secondary Education,  the director of Elementary Education, Community Relations/Safety Administrator, and Technical Services Web Development emergency notification support. (Blayne Christensen, Geoff Brooks, Justin Reeve) Geoff Brooks is the point of contact.

How:

To activate the Emergency Notifier contact one of the persons in the above list. You must have myStudent installed and updated to access the button.

MyConnect

What:

MyConnect is an “opt in” notification system. (Similar to remind101) Teachers and administrators can create a list associated with a course or other group of students. Students/parents connect to that text/email feed for any type of notifications or messages associated with that course or list. These messages are logged and can be scheduled.  Parents/Students can also unsubscribe.

When:

This is for normal classroom notifications, athletic and club notifications, administrator to faculty notifications and messages, etc.

Who:

All teachers and administrators in Weber School District have access to MyConnect. For teacher and administrator help, contact Vincent Coates. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For help joining a list associated with your students, contact the school or teacher.

How:

MyConnect is a button located in the MyStudent suite of classroom tools. List management can also be accomplished via website http://myconnect.wsd.net

AcyMailer

What:

AcyMailer is a school based utility to mass email parents and students within their school.

When:

This is for sending newsletters, emails with attachments, emails to specific grade levels, PTA, Etc.

Who:

Building administrators have access to AcyMailer. For help contact Vincent Coates. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How:

AcyMailer is a Joomla web site application. Administrators log into their Joomla site and can send the content out to groups specified in that list.

 

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