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The Seattle School System is launching a text messaging service in February 2018 to help us stay up to date. Please read and take desired action!


Dear Families,

In February 2018, Seattle Public Schools is launching text messaging to help you stay up to date. Text messaging will be used in addition to our current communication methods.

Because text messaging is a new service for our district, we are launching the feature in phases. The districtwide text messages you can expect as we roll out this new service are:

  • School break and schedule reminders
  • Weather-related or urgent situation schedule changes
  • Major districtwide announcements

We encourage all parents and guardians to opt-in for this service. The district will be able to provide translated notices to families who prefer communications in Amharic, Chinese, Spanish, Somali and Vietnamese.

The process to opt-in to text messaging is simple and you can remove your cellphone number from this service at any time.

To subscribe: text the word ‘yes’ to the number 675-87.

You will know you were successful if you receive the following reply message in English, “You’re registered 4 SchoolMessenger notifications. Reply STOP to cancel, HELP for help MSG and data rates may apply. Msg freq varies.”

You will need to repeat this process for any cellphone that you wish to include.

The district will be officially launching the new service in February 2018, so until then you will not receive further text messages from Seattle Public Schools.

Please note, although the district does not charge you for this service, it does not pay for text message charges that may be incurred by you for sending or receiving text messages. Check with your cellular phone provider for possible charges.

You can read more about this new service on our website.

If you have any questions, please email publicaffairs@seattleschools.org or call 206-252-0200.

Girls on the Run

Girls on the runLafayette is launching a Girls on the Run Program in March, and we are looking for a few volunteer coaches! Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-5th grade.

Do coaches have to be runners?
Not a runner? Not a problem! Girls on the Run is for anyone looking to inspire our girls to be healthier, more confident, and empowered! This is much more than a running program.

When is the program and how long are practices?
The Girls on the Run season runs from March until May. The girls practice Mondays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:45pm at Lafayette Elementary. As a coach, this means between 5-6 hours per week, including prep time, practice time, and time for communication with families and GOTR staff.

Find out more at: WWW.GIRLSRUN.ORG
Interested parents can contact Carolyn Whipple at cvwhipple@seattleschools.org or 206-252-9525

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