School Messenger is an automated message system that Wilson County Board of Education has set up so that all parents and staff can be notified quickly in the event of any emergency or other important situation.
There are two types of School Messenger calls:
- General calls to remind people of upcoming meetings or other events which are sent only to the primary number listed for each student or staff member. These are usually made in the evening when someone is more likely to be at home.
- Emergency messages such as an early dismissal or other important announcement which may be made at a time when many people are at work or away from their homes. These are made to every phone number listed for the students’ family contacts. Calls can also be made just for a particular school’s students if there is a localized problem or announcement. Each number will only be called once even if listed for several students and a voice message will be left if an answering machine or voice mail system is active.
How do I get on the calling list for School Messenger?
All students’ phone numbers are entered into the Wilson County Schools student database from the enrollment forms that parents complete each year at the beginning of school. School Messenger is automatically updated with these student numbers from the Wilson County Schools student information database. Therefore it is important that these numbers be correct. When completing the contact information on the enrollment forms, please make sure the numbers are current and list all the phones that you wish to have called including cellular phones and work or babysitter’s phones.
If your numbers change during the year, or if there is a problem with not receiving calls, please contact the school secretary at the appropriate school to make sure that the up-to-date numbers are listed on your child’s emergency card and have been typed into the Wilson County Schools student database.
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