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School Messenger

The North Syracuse Central School District uses the SchoolMessenger notification system for text/email and telephone messages to our families.

If you have a child enrolled at one of our schools, you will automatically receive phone call, email and text alerts pertaining to that school and will receive some district-wide messages. Different messages are sent out in various alert formats. The chart below provides an explanation of how various messages are typically ­communicated with families and community members. To control the types of messages you receive from the district, please use SchoolMessenger's InfoCenter.

Click here for step-by-step instructions on signing up for InfoCenter.


School Hours Emergency: Messages will only be sent in this category if there is an absolute ­emergency at one of our schools or buildings. If the emergency is specific to one building, only students/staff at the impacted building will receive the alert.

Non-school Hours Emergency: Unplanned school closings/delays and event ­cancellations unrelated to weather or an emergency at a building that happens ­outside of school hours.

Attendance: Parents/guardians will receive these types of messages when their child is out of school or tardy without notifying the school in advance.
Weather Event: Closings or delays because of weather events.

Foodservice: Parents/guardians will receive these types of messages when their child has a low or negative meal plan ­balance.

School and District News: Messages sent in this category include school and district newsletters, non-emergency notices, reminders of half days or scheduled days off, school and district event reminders (including athletic events if provided), and any district or school news.

General (fundraisers):  Messages in this category are typically sent at the request of NSCSD-­affiliated booster clubs and PTOs asking for the information to be ­distributed to our families for the purpose of gaining support for their ­programs.

*Athletic News (must opt in): The Athletics Department sends a weekly newsletter with highlights and news about upcoming events. If you want to receive the newsletter, you can opt-in to this category with SchoolMessenger’s InfoCenter.

* Parents/guardians may opt in to receive text messages to the wireless number(s) the district has on file by texting YES to #67587 from the cell phone on file. ­Contact your child’s school if you need to add or change a phone number. *Staff can opt-in by ­entering their wireless number in WinCap. The wireless device will then receive an ­opt-in confirmation ­message to verify that it will be receiving text messages from the district.

PLEASE NOTE: If multiple parents/guardians in a household are associated with a phone number at which you do not want to receive calls, BOTH/ALL parents/guardians must sign up for InfoCenter and remove the check mark next to the phone number in order for it not to get calls.