Opt-In for District, School Text Messages Today

Opt-In for District, School Text Messages Today
Posted on 09/01/2016
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Don’t Wait Until Opt-In Day Sept. 9

Lakota’s new notification system uses something called “short code” texting to send text messages to parent and staff mobile devices, when necessary. This method is highly reliable and fast because it is strictly regulated by the wireless carriers themselves. 

With that access comes some strict federal requirements for Lakota to gain opt-in verification from those on the receiving end of those text messages – all of our parents, staff and community members. 

Even if you’ve already selected text message preferences through your notification account setup process, to officially begin receiving text messages via our new notification system, you must opt-in each mobile device from which you wish to receive text messages.

To opt-in your mobile devices to receive Lakota text messages, the process is simple:

  • From each mobile device, text the letter Y to the short code 67587. Important Note: The device from which you’re opting in must be among those contact numbers already registered in your Lakota Info Center account. To add a new number or check current ones, click here to sign in or sign up for a new account, using your Lakota email address (staff) or your primary HAC email address (parents) as your username.
  • If we have a mobile phone number for you on file AND you have not already opted-in by Friday, Sept. 9, or Lakota’s Text Opt-In Day, you will receive the following text from 67587 requesting you to opt-in to receive important informational text messages from your child’s school or district:  “Lakota Local Schools messages. Reply Y to confirm, HELP 4 info. Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq varies. schoolmessenger.com/tm” 

Community members are still welcome to sign up for Lakota notifications, including phone, email and text messages, via our self sign-up community portal. Click here to learn more about setting up or accessing an account for Lakota’s notification system. 

Please direct any questions and concerns to webmaster@lakotaonline.com