How we communicate
Vancouver schools routinely communicate with parents and guardians to notify them of student absences, make general announcements, alert them of emergencies and share information about weather-related schedule changes. If you’re a parent or guardian, you may be notified one or more of the following ways:
Frequently asked questions
In the case of absences and most announcements and event reminders, the primary parent/guardian will be notified at their primary phone number (call and/or text message on SMS-enabled cellphones) and/or primary email address.
In the case of emergencies, a second parent/guardian in the primary family may be notified.
App notifications, which generally pertain to schoolwide news and/or events, can be viewed by anyone who has downloaded the mobile app.
The primary parent/guardian is identified as such on students’ registration forms. A different parent/guardian may become the primary if requested through the school office.
Contact your child’s school’s office to change or update recipients and/or contact information.
- Call the opt-out hotline at 855-502-7867 from the phone that received the call. You will continue to receive attendance and emergency calls, per federal law.
- Unsubscribe from emails by following the link at the bottom of an email you’ve received.
Call the Blackboard hotline at 855-502-7867 from the phone that was used to opt out.
Yes. Please call 855-997-0194 from the phone that originally received the calls. You can listen to messages that you received in the last month.
The school may not have your up-to-date contact information. Please contact the school office to confirm.