• Text messaging at New Paltz Central School District 

    Parents of current New Paltz Central School District students: Would you like to receive a text message from us in the event of a school delay, closing, or early dismissal? If so:

    • Using your cell phone, send "yes" to "67587" to opt-in and receive notifications from your student's school and the district.
    • You should receive a confirmation message from School Messenger: "You're now registered with the School Messenger notification service..."
    • The confirmation message does not guarantee you will receive text messages from us. Your mobile number must be on file with your child's school in order to receive text messages from us.

     text 67587           confirmation from 67587

     

      Frequently asked questions

    1. I “opted in”, but how do I know my number is on file with the school, so I will receive text messages?

    You may call the school at 845-256-4000 during school hours, and ask the main office if they have your cell phone number in PowerSchool.

    Or...you can use our Parent Portal Contact Manager to verify your cell phone numbers:

    1. Log into the parent portal at http://ps.newpaltz.k12.ny.us.
    2. Click on the ContactManager icon.
    3. Click on the Contacts Tab  tab.
    4. Click on the Edit Pencil pencil. If you see your cell phone number listed, your cell phone number is in our system. Note that you cannot edit these phone numbers online. Our master phone list is in PowerSchool, our student management system.

     2. What if my cell phone number is not on file with the school district?

    (Parents of current students only) It is very important that we have your current phone number on file, in case we need to contact you. Please call your child's school and ask them to enter your cell phone number into PowerSchool. Once it is in PowerSchool, you can text "YES" to 67587, and you will be opted in to text messaging.

     3. I would like my (friend/child/babysitter/relative) to receive a copy of the text message. 

    This must be done by the parent, using our Parent Portal Contact Manager:

    1. Log into the parent portal at http://ps.newpaltz.k12.ny.us.
    2. Click on the ContactManager icon.
    3. Click on the Contacts Tab  tab.
    4. Click on the Edit Pencil pencil.
    5. There are 2 blank boxes under "Text" (Mobile). You can type in up to 2 additional cell phone numbers into these boxes.
    6. Check the appropriate boxes "Before School Hours Emergency" "During School Hours Emergency" etc.
    7. Click the Save button.
    8. Your (friend/child/babysitter/relative) is now in the system. Tell them to text the word YES to 67587 to opt-in to text messaging.

    Additional cell

     4. How do I "opt-out" of text messaging?

    Text the word "STOP" to 67587. You will no longer receive text messages from New Paltz Central School District.

     

    Have another question? Email Cheri Pettus (Technology) at cpettus@newpaltz.k12.ny.us, or call 845-256-4060.

     

Last Modified on December 8, 2016