The new SchoolMessenger app gives busy parents, students, and staff a powerful way to stay engaged with their school or district, and connect to each other.
- Easy-to-read inbox that captures all SchoolMessenger notifications, and now two-way teacher-parent-student messages (if enabled by school or district)
- Scrollable notification view to review all phone, email, and text content in a single place
- Detailed preference control allows adjusting notification settings
- Push notifications are available for alerts when school or district sends a message
- For notifications, school or district has SchoolMessenger notification service subscription with SchoolMessenger app enabled
- For notifications, valid email address on file with your school or district
- WiFi or data plan for internet access
- iOS 14+
SchoolMessenger app is not for sending broadcast messages. If you are a SchoolMessenger Communicate notification customer looking to send broadcast messages, please download the SchoolMessenger Admin sender app.
Enhancements, Bug fixes and Requirements: Added support for IOS 16 and updated minimum requirements for the app.
Ratings and Reviews
As a school Data Manager and a parent, I highly recommend this app for school employees and parents. This app is wonderful and works extremely well. It is easy to read and use. It corrals all of the phone messages, SMS messages, and emails into one convenient location in chronological order. Missed a schoolwide phone blast? Phone messages are recordings in the app that you can listen to. Deleted a school SMS message and wish you had not? It's in the app. Can't find the schoolwide email from last week? It's in the app. Wrote a school event down on your paper calendar but you are out and about and need the details? It's in the app. Thank you, SchoolMessenger, for dropping all schoolwide messages in one place and making them easy to locate, read, store, and delete. All parents should have is app on their phone.
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great review. We are working hard on the next version of the app to make it even more valuable for parents.
If I could give zero stars I would. This app is not conducive to a parent or a teacher’s needs. As an educator, it will not allow me to delete messages. Sending a message to families is a multi step process that can be aggravating to deal with especially if one is in a hurry. Notifications do not go through properly. (Either not at all or 12 notifications for one message) There is no way for a parent to begin a message to me through this app. They are forced to reply to an announcement I have made and most parents have opted out for fear of everyone seeing their replies (even though I make it private). Parents are not getting messages until a day or two later. My school district has had to send out MULTIPLE test messages in the middle of the year to ensure everyone is receiving the district’s messages. There are some serious functionality issues with this app. School messenger should contact Remind Me and take notes. If our district hadn’t taken on this app I would still be using Remind for my classroom and families. Good luck to those of you who have download this horrible app.
Perfect for Communication
This app makes it so easy and convenient to send and receive quick, pertinent messages to and from the school! I have been waiting for years for this type of communication, it is fast! If you want a detailed message, use email, even though this app does provide that format. I overall a +5 rating!
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- 36.6 MB
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 15.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 12.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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