Text messages added to district-wide communication

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor

Edmonds School District will be adding a text message feature to their communication system, as posted on their website earlier today. Text messages will be sent to family members who sign up.

The messages are optional and phone numbers must be in Skyward for anyone to receive them. According to the ESD website, there are two ways to opt-in: by sending the word “yes” to the number 67587 or replying “yes” to the opt-in text message that will be sent out May 11.

After May 12 and for the remainder of the school year, the messages sent out will be for emergency notifications, but beginning next Fall, the texts will be used for other important topics and school events. There will also be more options provided for families in regards to ESD communication.