School MessengerThe 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 downloaded 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 list below provides an explanation of how various messages are typically communicated with families and community members.
Control the messages you receive!
Parents and staff can sign-up for the SchoolMessenger App to control the types of messages receive from the district. By signing up the this FREE service, parents and staff can opt into or out of message categories. Click here to sign-up for the app or log-in on your computer.
Click here for step-by-step instructions on the app.
Below is a listing of MESSAGE TYPES sent by the North Syracuse Central School District:
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.
COVID Screening: NSCSD staff must complete daily COVID screening forms. The required form is emailed and/or texted to current employees each day. Staff can opt out of text messages in this category. During the school year, parents/guardians may be required to complete weekly student forms.
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.
Urgent Announcements: Messages in this category include bus delays, lockdown drills and students being evacuated from a building for a non-emergency situation.
*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 the SchoolMessenger App. Click here to add your email address to the athletic newsletter subscriptions list.
* 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 the SchoolMessenger App and remove the check mark next to the phone number in order for it not to get calls.