Your childcare, school, or university requires a lot of communication. There are lots of people involved and it can be difficult to keep everyone straight, especially in emergency situations. How can you conveniently keep administrators, teachers, professors, students and parents updated about important issues? Many schools and universities have already turned to SMS mobile alerts and reminders through text to ease their internal and external communication. How are you communicating with your parents, students, and staff?

txtENGAGE’s powerful software works with childcares, schools, and universities at every level. We can provide important text message communication from the smallest preschool up to the largest university. Here is just a brief list of a few of the ways in which our mobile communication and marketing program can help your organization:

Emergency Alerts – How do you currently alert people to emergencies, such as cancelled classes, inclement weather, suspicious/dangerous activity, security lockdowns, and other difficult scenarios? Communication is crucial in these moments. You can now reach everyone in minutes through txtENGAGE’s capable text-based communication software, and feel secure that your message will be received and read by everyone on your list.

Deadlines – Remind students and parents about upcoming events, requirements, projects, and assignment deadlines. You can even remind individuals to pay tuition and outstanding balances – all through a simple text message. No more wasted time with unanswered calls and e-mails, simply contact individuals directly on their mobile phone.

Gatherings and Special Events – Send notifications about PTA meetings, fundraisers, student government sessions, upcoming field trips, and much more. You’ll find attendance growing quickly as you conveniently communicate with desired participants when they are mobile and more ready to take action.

Internal Communication – Keep internal staff/faculty on the same page about important news and policy changes. Remind team members of meetings and special occasions with a short text message that won’t interrupt their busy schedule.

Surveys – Conduct contests, collect information, gather votes, and more through our customized text survey platform. Don’t waste paper printing documents for every vote or campaign. Save time and money by simply sending a text, or creating a call-to-action, to request mobile feedback.

Any school, whether early childhood, primary, or secondary, needs to have a program in place that can quickly contact parents in an emergency. Using mobile phones, which are typically with users 24 hours per day, to send a non-intrusive, short text is far quicker than calling each parent individually, and far more reliably read than any other communication method available.

90% of texts are read within 3 minutes of being received – so you can count on the fact that you can immediately get ahold of most parents, students, and staff, quickly to advise them of any urgent messages.

Is text messaging the correct communication tool for my school?

Consider a winter day when your school has to close due to a serious snow storm…

  • You could try to phone parents, but there’s no guarantee they’ll answer, and this will involve lots of phone calls that take lots of your time!
  • You could try to e-mail parents, but they all work different schedules, some check their emails while others don’t, so you can never be sure your message will be received and/or read.

Why not just send a quick text message to everyone at once?
Using our system, this only takes minutes and you’re virtually guaranteed that the message will be read within minutes of receipt.

Example Emergency Scenarios:

  • Tornadoes
  • Blizzards
  • Lockdowns
  • Thunderstorms
  • Floods
  • Earthquakes
  • Gas Leaks
  • Evacuations
  • Power Outages

Example Special Event Notifications:

  • Picnics
  • Parties
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Special Assignments
  • Conferences & Meetings

Contact txtENGAGE today to learn how we can help you improve relationships through text message communication, while saving time and money.