Melissa ISD partners 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.
How is Remind Used?
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 piloted Remind for a number of years. Starting with the 2019-2020 school year, Melissa Schools adopted the use of Remind throughout the district. Remind is used for school announcements as well as critical alerts from the district. Teachers may also choose to send classroom announcements through Remind.
Receive Remind Alerts
When your child is enrolled in Melissa Schools, a Remind account will be created for you as long as you are listed as a primary guardian for your child. Remind accounts will also be created for students in grades 6-12.
Parents, and 6th through 12th grade students, will receive an email from Remind with a few steps to follow in order to finish setting up their Remind account and begin receiving alerts.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 don’t want to receive text alerts. Can I receive the information in an email?
Yes. After you’ve followed the prompts to set up your Remind account, you can update your notification settings. When you do this, make sure to turn off SMS text alerts, and turn on email alerts.
I’m a parent. Why didn’t I receive an alert to set up my Remind account?
You must be listed as 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 typically has one primary guardian selected 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.
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