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We switched to SchoolMessenger this year - so far so good.

Elementary schools use the email function to send their weekly newsletter
to families.

Nice integration with PowerSchool.

Gary

On Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 11:45 AM, Christine Gibson <[log in to unmask]>
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> I'm hoping to switch to SchoolMessanger as soon as our Blackboard contract
> expires.
>
> *Christine Gibson*
>
> *Systems Manager*
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> On Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 11:35 AM, Robert Whitcomb <[log in to unmask]>
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>> I recently spoke with a state official and he said VTalert.gov was a free
>> resource for school alerts.
>>
>> On Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 11:26 AM, Tina Scheindel <
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>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I'm wondering what schools are using for automated calls, mass emails
>>> and texting.  We are using Blackboard and are having the same problems that
>>> have been reported over the years with calls not going through.
>>>
>>> As we look at potentially replacing Blackboard, I'm looking for
>>> additional features that include email and text.  Blackboard has these
>>> features but they aren't what we are looking for.  For example our
>>> Superintendent would like to send informational emails out to families for
>>> communications and not necessarily for more urgent issues.
>>>
>>> The best case situation would be one service but it may be to get what
>>> we are looking for we may need more than one.  Also, we would want to be
>>> able to easily set-up an auto send from our SIS (PowerSchool).
>>>
>>> Thanks for any ideas that anyone has!
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Tina Scheindel, Technology Director and Integration Specialist
>>> Orange Southwest Supervisory District
>>> 24 Central Street
>>> <https://maps.google.com/?q=24+Central+StreetRandolph,+Vermont+05060&entry=gmail&source=g>
>>> Randolph, Vermont 05060
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>>> www.orangesouthwest.org
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>>> 802-728-5052 <(802)%20728-5052>
>>>
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Gary Parzych
Technology Coordinator
Windham Southeast Supervisory Union
http://www.wssu.k12.vt.us
ph. 802.254.3730