Olympia is now using the SchoolMessenger service for broadcast of phone and text messages. On Monday, October 5, 2015, an invitation text message was sent to all text capable phone numbers in the parent database with this text: "Olympia Community Unit School District 16 messages. Reply Y for aprx 3 msgs/mo. Txt HELP 4 info. Msg&data rates may apply
If you received the invitation text:
... and replied, "Y," you do not need to do anything else. The next time a text message is broadcast, you will receive it.
...but have not yet replied, please send back "Y" as soon as you can if you want to receive future text messages from Olympia.
...but you do not
want to receive future text messages at that number, do not
reply to the invitation text.
If you did not receive the invitation text and you want to receive future texts, first check with the school office to make sure your number is in the database, then text the word "YES" to 68453.
If you begin receiving future texts from Olympia and you want to stop, text the word "STOP" to 68453 at any time.
Contact Olympia Technology Director Scott Powers, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions.