In our effort to improve communication between parents and schools, Cesar Chávez Academy Middle School has implemented a telephone broadcast system that enables school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation or late start. The service may also be used from time-to-time to communicate general announcements or reminders.
When used, School Reach calls all telephone numbers in our selected parent contact lists and delivers a recorded message from a school administrator to a live answer or an answering machines.
Tips to help you access the information on the SchoolMessenger System.
1. Caller ID-The caller ID will be the school telephone number is the notification is sent from the school and the district telephone number, 313-842-0006.
2. Live Answers-There is a short pause at the beginning of the message. When you say "hello", it activates the message. If you say "hello" multiple times, it will delay the message.
3. Answering Machines--the School Reach program will detect that your machine has answered and will play the recording to your answering machine.
4. Message Repeat--At the end of the message you will be prompted to press any key to hear the message again.
Phone Texting Service
César Chávez Academy Middle School is excited to announce the launch of a new service that will enhance communication by allowing us to deliver important information to you via SMS text messaging. This service is not intended to replace our existing means of communication– rather it will enhance them. The academy uses the SchoolMessenger notification service to send important information to families through phone calls and texting.
The service is provided by SchoolMessenger. Information can be found at www.SchoolMessenger.com/tm
The academy will only use the service to provide information that is timely and relevant.
In order to participate in the new service you must indicate your willingness to receive text messages to your phone. The process is simple and only takes a few seconds to complete.
Simply text any one of the following words to the number 68453: subscribe, optin, yes.
You’ll know you were successful if you receive the following reply message:
You’re now registered with SchoolMessenger notification service. Reply STOP to cancel, HELP for help. Msg & data rates may apply. 3msg/mo. schoolmessenger.com/tm
You’ll want to repeat the opt-in process for any wireless numbers that you wish to include.
In addition to performing the opt-in process above you’ll want to insure that César Chávez Academy Middle School has your wireless number(s) in our student information database. If you haven’t already provided that information to the academy, please contact us and provide us with that information.
César Chávez Academy Middle School will be officially launching the new service in upcoming days.
Please note, although César Chávez Academy Middle School does not charge you for this service, it does not pay for text message charges that may be incurred by you for sending or receiving text messages. Check with your wireless carrier for possible charges and to confirm that you are able to receive text messages.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mr. Rosales at (313) 842-0006.
Parent Contact Preferences