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Text Messaging Services for Schools and Education

Published on June 15, 2016

Introduction to Text Messaging for Schools and Educational Institutions

Information on how schools can use text messaging services.

Whether you’re a large university or a local elementary school, a text message notification system keeps students safe and up-to-date.

SimpleTexting makes it easy to send text alerts to thousands of students and parents.

Need a way to get an important message to all your students as fast as possible? 90% of texts are read in 3 minutes! What’s more, studies show that teens and young adults prefer texting to phone calls.

Uses of Text Messages for Schools

How do schools from K-12 to colleges and universities use text messaging? Here are just a few ways.

Class cancellations
Send a text alert when class is canceled to make sure all students and parents are in the know.

Attention students: Class has been canceled today due to the snow emergency. Enjoy the long weekend and stay safe!

Emergency alerts
In emergencies, a matter of seconds can make all the difference: Alert students and parents immediately to ensure their safety and security.

This is a test of the Emergency Notification System. In the event of a real emergency, you will receive instructions via this number.

Important reminders
Students aren’t always the best when it comes to deadlines. Stop tardiness before it starts with simple text message reminders.

Attention all students: Today is the last day to order yearbooks. Visit the Student Center after school to register your copy.

School events
Are your big events not getting full attendance? Get the word out by sending the student body a mass text.

Support our girls soccer team as they compete for the State Championship! This Saturday at 2pm on the main field.

How Schools Can Get Everyone on Board

Getting students to do anything can be a chore, but with SimpleTexting’s SMS notification system, it’s easy.

Students can sign up for your school’s text message alerts simply by texting a short keyword to 555888. They’ll immediately be subscribed to any text messages you send from that keyword.

Alternatively, you can easily import contact information from a spreadsheet into our SimpleTexting application.

Here are a few ways to make sure everyone’s getting your important messages:

  • Registration: Collect cell contacts on school registration forms. It’s a simple way to get everyone into your system before the first day of school
  • Colleges and Universities: Have students give their cell numbers while creating their student email accounts. Easily import their numbers into the SimpleTexting platform
  • K-12 schools: Bring up your texting system on the first day and at parent-teacher conferences. Consider sending a letter home to parents as well
  • Promote your text message system on your school’s website, in the school paper, in newsletters, at PTA meetings, and during PA announcements

Not exactly a technology whiz? You don’t need to be.

SimpleTexting’s platform is easy to understand and easier to use. If you have any trouble at all implementing bulk text messaging for your school, our dedicated staff of texting experts are always available and here to help!

Need a custom pricing plan or a feature to fit your school’s needs? No problem. Tell us what you need and we’ll be happy to design a plan to suit your school.

Try It Out for Free

If you’re ready to give text marketing a try, we encourage you to sign up for a free trial account with us.

You’ll get 50 messages plus your own custom keyword.

And yes, it’s really free. No credit card, no contract, just free.

When you’re ready to upgrade to a paid account, just change your billing plan from the dashboard. Simple!

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