Melissa ISD has partnered with the Remind notification system for added communication with staff, parents, and students. Remind is a communication tool that makes it easier for parents and guardians to stay involved with their child’s learning and school activities.
Remind keeps email addresses and phone numbers private, while allowing electronic, mobile-friendly school communication.
Remind is free to use. Parents will be able to receive messages from their child’s school and the district on any device, even as a text message on a cell phone. In addition, the Remind app is available for Apple and Android devices.
The district has piloted Remind in previous years. Starting with the 2019-2020 school year, Melissa Schools will roll out Remind district-wide. Remind will be used for school announcements as well as critical alerts from the district. Teachers may also choose to send classroom announcements through Remind.
As part of this rollout, Remind accounts will be created for all primary guardians of students enrolled at Melissa Schools. Student accounts will only be created for grades 6-12.
The afternoon of Friday, Aug. 30, all primary guardians and 6th through 12th grade students will receive an email and/or text message from Remind with a few steps to follow in order to finish setting up their Remind account.
Users must opt-in to Remind in order to receive future messages.
After the account activation, primary guardians and 6th through 12th grade students will receive a Remind alert for each class they are enrolled in. Please do not be alarmed if a large number of alerts initially come through from Remind; this will not be the case throughout the school year and is part of the initial setup.
What is Remind?
Remind is a notification system used at Melissa Schools for school announcements and critical alerts from the district. Teachers may also choose to send classroom announcements through Remind. Remind keeps email addresses and phone numbers private, while allowing for electronic, mobile-friendly school communication.
Will every school use Remind to communicate with me?
Yes. Remind is used district-wide at Melissa Schools for general announcements and critical alerts.
Will all of my child’s teachers use Remind to communicate with me/my child?
Not necessarily. Teachers can choose to communicate primarily through school email, classroom phone, and in-person meetings. Remind is an additional communication tool for teachers to use.
I’m a parent. Why didn’t I receive an alert to set up my Remind account?
You must be a primary guardian of a student enrolled at Melissa Schools in order to receive an alert to set up a Remind account. Your email address and/or phone number must also be up-to-date in the txConnect Parent Portal. Visit the ‘My Account’ and ‘Alerts’ tabs to review your settings.
Each household can have one primary guardian listed to receive electronic communication. If you need assistance, please contact your child’s school. Please note that any changes applied in Parent Portal can take up to 48 hours to take effect in Remind.
What if I do not want my 6th through 12th grade child to have an account on Remind?
Any 6th through 12th grade student can choose not to activate their Remind account: simply disregard the initial email from Remind that prompts the account setup. Primary guardians will always receive critical alerts.
Maddie Coe, Director of Communications