School Connects Notify

emergency alert




Previously, USD 489 used Textcaster for emergency notifications. That service will no longer be utilized next year.  School Connects will replace that service for the 2016-2017 school year going forward.

To “Opt-In” to start receiving texts from School Connects, please follow the instructions below:

Text the word “Join” to 56360.

  •   If your number is already listed in PowerSchool you should get a confirmation text back telling you it was successful.

  • If you receive a text back telling you that your number is not in the system, please email Amy Arnhold at  Include the phone number you want in the email to be set up with the service.  Text message rates will apply.



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