290B Parker Farm Road, Buxton, ME 04093
(207) 929-9149 (ph), (866) 459-5150 (fax)
Scott Nason - Director of Technology

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sign up for the new School Messenger alert system used by MSAD 6

Due to the move to the new Student Information System (SIS) Synergy this year, we also had to move to a new alert system.  The system we are using is School Messenger.   School Messenger still has all the features of our prior alert system (phone calls, emails, texting).  As with the past systems, you can decide which contact numbers  and emails listed for you receive which type of messages. This information is pulled directly from Synergy.  If your contact information is not correct, please correct it via your ParentVUE account at https://me-bea-psv.edupoint.com.  This will update it in Synergy and then be pulled into School Messenger once the changes have been processed in Synergy.  If you have not yet setup your ParentVUE account, the main office at your child's school will have your activation key.

To access your information on School Messenger you will need to sign up at https://go.schoolmessenger.com/or you can download the app for Android at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.schoolmessenger.recipient or for the iPhone/iPad at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/schoolmessenger-infocenter/id978894818?mt=8
Please click on Signup in order to register and follow all the steps given.  When you create a password it must be at least 6 characters long with at least one uppercase letter, one lower case letter and one number.

When you create your account, after doing the steps to Sign Up, you will be asked for your role - if you are a Parent, Teacher (this would be for all staff) or Student.  Staff will also be asked to enter your school district, in this field select MSAD 6 (this is required for staff only).

Once you are logged in you will go to (in the website version) your name in the upper right and click on the dropdown by it and then click on Preferences.

On the mobile app you will click on the three lines in the upper corner and choose Preferences.

Once you get into Preferences you will see your contact information listed and then Message Preferences.  School Hours Emergency and Non School Hours Emergency will be used for school closures, early releases or late arrivals due to weather and other emergency situations.  General will be used for schools and the district to send out general notifications (such as newsletters, notices of events coming up, etc).  Attendance is how you receive notification regarding your child absent from school, Food Service will soon be setup to alert parents of low balances and Survey could be used to send and collect survey data from Parents/Staff.  Click on each category and choose how you want to be contacted for that particular category.

To authorize receiving text messages from the alert system,  send a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587. 

You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.