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| January 7, 2019

Last month, we introduced a new communication system, School Messenger, in an effort to strengthen emergency communications for families through automated phone calls and text messaging.

By now, you should have received a text asking you to opt-in, and if not, you should have contacted us to make sure your contact information is up to date.

To do that and to ensure we can verify this information in our student management system, SchoolTool, please email the following information to

  • Student Name
  • Student Grade
  • Primary Contact #1
  • Email
  • Home Phone
  • Cell Phone
  • Primary Contact #2
  • Email
  • Home Phone
  • Cell Phone

*Please include the area code with your phone number. If cell phone and home phone are the same, please note that.

You may also call 518-356-8222 to update your child’s emergency contact information. Please note that it may take a day or two before this information is updated in SchoolTool. School Messenger syncs with the SchoolTool Parent Portal on a daily basis, so once SchoolTool is updated, it will take less than 24 hours for your number to be updated by School Messenger.

The School Messenger system will fully replace School News Notifier (SNN) for district and school communications in the coming months. After March 1, we will no longer be sending SNNs.

In addition to the text messaging and phone calls, the district will continue to send emergency messages via email. Most routine communication from the district and from the schools will be emailed. The phone calls and text message features will be used only for emergencies and for time-sensitive matters, including weather-related school closures or delays.

If you have any questions, please contact the Communications Office at

You can learn more and view a list of FAQ here.