Starting Monday, March 21st, 2016, Elitha Donner Elementary School will be introducing two new features to the new automated attendance calling system. In addition to calling you on your home and cell phones when your child is absent from school and the absence has not been cleared, we will also include Texts and Email alerts.
Text Messages: The opt-in process for Text Messaging will take place around 10am on Monday, March 21st, 2016. You will receive a text asking you if you would like to opt-in to alerts from Elk Grove Unified School District. Please reply with a Y to opt-in, or do not respond to opt-out. Opting In will also allow you to receive Text Messaging for other District Notifications, in addition to Attendance Notifications. If you opt-in, and you receive an Attendance Notification via text, please contact your school during regular school hours to ensure they have correct information regarding your child’s absence.
This is what the Opt-In message will look like:
Elk Grove Unified School District alerts. Reply Y 2 confirm, HELP 4 info. Msg&data rates may apply. Msg freq varies. Shoolmessenger.com/txt
Actual Attendance Notifications will look like this:
Elk Grove Unified School District marked your student as absent today. Please contact the School Attendance Office for details about the absence. Thank You
Email Messages: In addition to the regular phone calls, you will also receive Emails letting you know that your child was absent from school. If you receive an Email, please contact your school during regular school hours to ensure they have the correct information regarding your child’s absence.
This is what the Email message will look like:
Hello, this is a message from Elitha Donner Elementary School calling to inform you that your student <<First Name>> was absent today. Please contact the Elitha Donner Elementary School office at 916-683-3073 to clear the absence, or send a signed note upon your student’s return to school. If you have already contacted the school, you may disregard this message. Thank you.