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    Family Communications

    Seattle Public Schools uses SchoolMessenger to enable families to customize how they receive communications from their school(s) and the district.

    Every family is automatically enrolled to receive messages from their school(s) and the district. Families are able to opt-out of non-emergency calls by updating their account preferences. Important: Families will need to keep at least one number active for emergency announcement phone calls.

    How to Update Communication Preferences

    Visit the website to update how you will be contacted by Seattle Public Schools. To manage preferences, you need to have an email address on file with your student's school.

    How to Update Your Phone Number or Email

    Your email shown on the Student Verification Form is used to manage your SchoolMessenger account.

    Please use the Student Verification Form, available at your student's school, to update or add a phone number and email address. Note: if you have more than one child enrolled but have different emails associated with any of them, you will need to manage more than one account. If you prefer to have all students on one account, you can use the Student Verification Form to make changes to the email accounts associated with your students.


    • Manage notifications. For example, you can receive general announcements by email, key school year dates by text message and emergency announcements by phone and email.
    • Review the last 30 days of messages for your student(s).
    • See student(s) connected with your email address.

    Message types include:

    • Attendance for secondary students
    • Key dates
    • Transportation
    • Vote reminders
    • Weather notices

    Text Messages

    February 2018, the district is launching text messages for family notifications for districtwide announcements. Read more about text messaging service including how to subscribe.

    Message Preferences
    To manage your preferences, visit the School Messenger website

    Update Contact Information
    Contact your student’s school to update your contact information. Visit our school directory.

    General Questions
    Email questions or concerns to