This school year, Crete-Monee School District 201-U will be utilizing SchoolMessenger as its mass notification system. The district will no longer use SchoolReach. Through SchoolMessenger, parents and staff can be notified within minutes of important district announcements via phone, email, and text message. Utilizing this system will create a more informed parent community and will ensure improved safety and security through proactive communication. Messages sent through SchoolMessenger are categorized in the following manner:
—building evacuation, bus delays, early dismissal, and on-campus violence
school delay or cancellation due to inclement weather
General Information Announcements
—upcoming events, reschedule notices, important reminders, rumor abatement, volunteer opportunities
—automated student attendance calls
Through Family Access, parents can now customize the way that they receive messages sent by SchoolMessenger! By logging into Family Access and clicking on the ‘Skylert’ tab, parents can select which contact numbers should be called in the case of Emergency, Weather Alert, General Announcement, and Attendance calls. Please be advised that all phone numbers on file for the primary guardian
will be contacted in the case of an emergency. Attendance calls cannot be disabled for the primary guardian; however, calling the school office in a timely manner to report your child’s absence will stop the calls from being made.
Through the Skylert portal, parents can add additional phone numbers and email addresses for SchoolMessenger to contact that are not included in their child’s information file. Primary guardian contact information cannot be changed through Skylert. To update this information, please contact the child’s school. In order for secondary guardians to receive notifications through Skylert, additional contact information must be added to Skylert by the primary guardian.
Sign up to receive text messages!
This school year, the district has the ability to keep parents/guardians updated via text message! You can ‘opt in’ to receive text messages from the district by logging into Family Access and clicking on the ‘Skylert’ tab. The district does not pay for charges that are incurred for sending/receiving text messages. Standard text messaging and data rates apply.
to view instructions for customizing your notification preferences.