Information for parents and students on how to receive text message alerts
At the Houston Independent School District, communication is one of our top priorities. We all must work together to ensure our students are successful, which is why we believe it’s so vital for our parents and students to stay informed. Therefore we have introduced a new communication tool — text messaging.
Text messaging does not replace our existing means of communications — callouts, emails, letters sent home with students or notices posted on our website. Rather, it is an additional way to quickly and efficiently contact you about campus emergencies and other important district and campus events.
Signing up for HISD’s text message alerts is quick and easy. Simply text the word “YES” to 68453 from each cell phone on which you wish to receive text messages. Make sure all your cell phone numbers are registered with the school your child attends.
If you have students in middle or high school, you can also register their cell phone numbers so they can be contacted by the school in case of emergencies. To do this, simply contact the school and request that your student’s cell phone number be added to the School Information System, and text “yes” to 68453 from your child’s phone. Elementary school children will not receive texts.
See the FAQs below for more information about text message alerts. You may also contact your child’s school, if you have any questions.