Schools in School District 5 (Southeast Kootenay) use School Messenger to send announcements and attendance information to parents. As a parent, you can decide how you want to receive announcements (email, phone call, and/or text message). You can also use School Messenger to make it easy to report your child's absence from school.
There is nothing you need to do to receive announcements from the school. You can customize how you receive what kind (General, Emergency, or Attendance) announcements. For example, you may only want to receive general announcements (upcoming events, newsletters, etc.) via email, but you might want attendance info to come as a text message so that you see it right away.
You can make your choices through either the School Messenger app (available for iPhone, iPad, and Android) or the School Messenger website then register with your email address. Please make sure to use the same email address the school has on file for you (i.e. the one that is used for school correspondence and for your MyEducation BC Family Portal account).
If your email address changes, please remember to update your child's school to change your contact email address.
It is very important to let the school know if your child is away. Using the School Messenger app or website, you can report an absence with the click of a button. You may also leave a message by calling 1-(833) 566-1225.