Mission Statement Calendar Contact Us Media Relations Strategic Planning
School Board Meetings Board Goals Board Policies Board Responsibilities
Business Services Educational Services Human Resources and Student Services Technology Services Superintendent's Office Nutrition Services
All Schools Child Development Programs Elementary Schools Middle Schools High Schools Adult Education Find Your School SSFUSD Site Programs
STUDENT SERVICES Registration and Enrollment 2018-2019 Transfer Applications Find Your School Timeline for Registration
Parent and Community Resources California Common Core State Standards Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals and Immigrant Youth Our Community Parent Information Pacific Parents Support Group CAHSEE AAPAC PTA Safe Passage District Health Council (DHC) Help With Math LCAP Measure J Public Notices Big Lift Summer Program Video Links Asian American Pacific Heritage Month
Employee Resources Infinite Campus Support Login Help Training and Support CEA & Pacing Calendars CCSS Professional Development Opportunities Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful Education Resources ------------------------------------ Documentation CCSS Common Core State Standards Documents Facebook Twitter YouTube
Home Page Logo

Improving Communications using SchoolMessenger

Some Creative Ideas for Getting More Out of SchoolMessenger


Be careful of "Message Fatigue." This is when parents and guardians tune out messages because they have received too many communications. To keep your audience engaged, aim to send no more than 2 messages per month.


There are hundreds of ways to use SchoolMessenger for communications between school and home. Here are just a few:



  • Progress report call outs
  • Homework & test reminders
  • Report-card mailing announcements
  • Honor Roll announcements
  • Registration notices
  • College Night reminders

School Calendar

  • Course Test Reminders
  • End of Quarter
  • End of Trimester
  • End of Semester
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Standardized Testing Reminders
  • Congratulatory messages
  • Immunization reminders
  • Open House / Back to School invitations
  • PTO & PTA reminders & invites

Community Involvement

  • Athletic announcements
  • Band announcements
  • Drama announcements
  • Other group announcements
  • Picture Day reminders
  • Field trip reminders
  • Bond/Levy Vote reminders

Disciplinary and Administrative

  • Attendance notifications
  • Tardy notifications
  • Wake-up calls ("Tardy Club")
  • Detention reminders
  • Meeting reminders
  • Overdue obligation reminders (lunch costs, library fees)

Safety & Logistics

  • Inclement weather announcements
  • Emergency broadcasts
  • School closures/early dismissal

School Events

  • Back to School Night
  • Open House
  • Minimum/Early Release Day


  • Attendance
  • Birthday Greetings
  • Weather Notifications
  • Holiday Reminders
  • Special Events
  • Volunteer Requests