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Communicating with your School

1. Update Contact Information in Skyward

Skyward is where you would put a current email address and enter a number that text messages can be sent to. Please note that this cannot be done in the Skyward app.


  • Sign into Skyward Student Access.
  • Click Student Info in the left hand menu.
  • Click Request Changes in the upper right hand corner and choose Student Information from the dropdown menu.
  • Enter your phone number and email address in the pop up window, then click the Save button.
Student Information screenshot with Request Changes and Student Information selected
Skyward Student Access navigation with Student Info selected


  • Sign into Skyward Family Access.
  • Click Skylert in the left hand menu.
  • Review to ensure your information is correct.
  • Ensure your email address and text message number is correct and update if it is not.
  • Click the Save button in the upper right hand corner.
Skyward Family Access navigation with Skylert selected
My Skyward Contact screenshot with Email and Text Messages Numbers selected

2. Sign-up for Text Messages

Did you get a text letting you know that your school was closed? Would you like to? Opt in to receive text messages by texting ‘Yes’ to 67587.

3. Download the Messaging App

Install the messaging app on your cell phone to have one place where you can read all communication from your student’s school and the district.

  • Download the SchoolMessenger app from the App Store or Google Play.
  • Open the app and click on the Sign up link at the bottom of the app.
  • To ensure you are connected with the correct teachers, enter your email address that is on record in Skyward. Create a password that is at least 6 characters, has one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, and one number. Don’t forget to select your location before hitting the Sign Up button at the bottom.
  • A message will be sent to the email entered to verify your account. After you have done this, sign into the message app to finish your account setup. You will be asked to enter your name and then click the appropriate button.
  • You are automatically assigned to all of your classrooms and groups. You will also be able to see all district and school wide messages in the app.
School Messenger App Login Screenshot with Sign Up selected
* Many families also like to use the Skyward app. Download it from the Google Play or App Store today!