Communication Sign-Up

Sign Up to Receive Lakota Communications

Lakota is proud to offer a powerful mass notification system for delivering important school and district news and announcements via email, phone and text message. We encourage parents, employees and community members to take full advantage of the SchoolMessenger platform, which provides these important benefits:
  • Customize your notification preferences. Choose which phone numbers and email addresses should receive which types of communications – emergency, weather-related or general school/district news and announcements.
  • Automatic updates. For current parents, guardians and staff, your SchoolMessenger account automatically recognizes your associated school(s), grade level(s) and even language preference, and will update as this information changes in our databases. Parent/guardian contact information in HAC is also transferred to one's account. 
  • Manage your sign-ups from a single platform. While we still ask that parents and guardians keep their information in Home Access Center updated for one-on-one communication needs, all mass notification sign-ups happen in one location.
Follow the instructions below to set up your notification account and maintain your preferences. Need help? Contact us for assistance with your notification account. 

For easy, on-the-go access to managing your account settings and communication preferences, parents, guardians and staff are invited to download the free mobile app. Search for SchoolMessenger in your mobile app store. 

Parent and Staff Signup

If you are the official parent or guardian of a current Lakota student, or a current employee with a valid Lakota email address, please log into SchoolMessenger to make sure the phone numbers and email addresses being automatically pulled from Home Access Center (parents) and active directory (staff) are accurate and up-to-date. 
  1. Visit the SchoolMessenger portal.

  2. For first-time users, click on Sign Up to set up your account. For returning users, click on Sign In.


  3. For your username, you must use the primary email address associated with your personal Home Access Center (HAC) account (parents/guardians) or your Lakota email address (staff). Create and confirm a new password.

    Parents/Guardians: Because your account is linked with current student data from HAC, your login must match the primary email address in HAC.  You may change that address by logging into HAC or contacting your school's front office. Please wait 24 hours to attempt logging into SchoolMessenger again with your new address. 


    Staff: If you are also a Lakota parent/guardian, please set up two separate accounts. You  need to adjust your HAC email address to be something different than your Lakota email.

  4. Click on the confirmation link sent to your registered email to activate your account. 

  5. On your first login, a pop-up screen will display the numbers pre-loaded into your account from our databases. Specify for each how you wish to be contacted. 

  6. Select Preferences from the dropdown to specify if you wish to be emailed, called and/or texted for emergencies, weather-related notifications and/or general district/school news. You can also add phone numbers and emails and see the buildings to which you are subscribed.

 

** If you wish to sign up for general communications outside of your immediate school associations, please create another account through our self sign-up portal (see instructions at right.)

Community member signup

We want you to stay connected to our entire Lakota community.

If you are not a Lakota staff member or the parent/guardian of a current student, please log into our self-sign-up portal to quickly subscribe to district news, weather-related notifications or bid opportunity e-alerts for businesses.  

  1. Visit our community self-sign-up  portal.

  2. Click on First time user, Sign Up Now to create a new account. Provide the requested information and agree to the terms of service.

  3. Click on the confirmation link sent to your registered email to activate your account and log in for the first time.

  4. On your first login, click on Contact Info, where you can add one additional email and phone numbers to receive phone calls and/or text messages.

  5. Under Interests, specify if you wish to be contacted for weather-related notifications, surveys and/or general district/school news.

  6. Identify your Lakota Connection and Business Type if you are a business owner and wish to receive notifications about bid opportunities.

  7. To receive School News, select the intended school(s).

Business E-Alerts

As a service to our local business community, this includes an opportunity to become part of our growing list of potential business partners. Depending on your business's service type, you'll have the opportunity to select one or more of the sub-categories listed below "Bid Opportunities." By signing up in this way, we'll include your business on any e-mails related to new bid opportunities in your service area at Lakota.