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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. The SchoolMessenger app is also available for use on mobile devices and can be dowloaded through Google Play on in the App Store. Click here to download the SchoolMessenger mobile app user guide.

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.