Family Notification

The EVSC utilizes a family notification program called SchoolMessenger Communicate to notify families of events happening in our schools. This same system is also used to convey school emergencies, school closings, as well as attendance. 

Families wishing to update their phone numbers or change the phone number that is called, should contact their child's school or update their contact information via the forms page on the Parent Portal.

In addition to phone calls and emails, the EVSC also utilizes a texting option. See below for a list of frequently asked questions related to the EVSC's texting option. 

1. What is the texting option?
In addition to phone calls and emails, the EVSC also has the ability to communicate with families via text messaging.

2. How do I receive texts if I didn’t opt-in when I got my first text message?
Text “Y” to 67587 at any time to opt in to receive text messages from your school and EVSC.

3. What if I opted-in, but now I don’t want to receive them?
If you no longer want to receive text messages, text STOP to 67587 at any point.

4. Will I be charged for the text messages?
Our provider, SchoolMessenger, does not charge recipients for text messages they receive or send to the short code; however, wireless providers may charge for individual text messages depending on the plan associate with your wireless device.

5. What if I opted-in but am not receiving texts?
Contact your student’s school to make sure your phone number is listed in our system for your student. If your number is listed and you still aren’t getting messages, double check with your wireless carrier that you can receive text messages, specifically short-code messages. Many carriers are blocking these by default. If you still have problems, call 812-435-EVSC.

6. What if I opted in, but it gave me an error or said the message failed?
If you are having any problems with the message, please check the permission settings on your device. By default, some phones are set to not allow premium messages such as these to go through. Simply change your settings.

7. What if I change my number? How do I sign up to receive texts?
Anytime a new number is added or changed in our system, that number will automatically receive the opt-in message. Simply reply “Y” to the message and you’re set!