An instant computerized contact service called “Skylert” was recently initiated in the Sartell-St. Stephen School District.
It’s a way for the district to contact employees, parents, students and the community at large.
Although it’s primarily done via computer (emails and text messages), it can also be done through home telephones and cell phones.
Schools, by using Skylert, can notify families about emergency situations, weather-related delays or cancellations, low balances on lunch accounts, changes to scheduled events and general school-related information.
Each individual or family in the district can decide who they want to be notified via Skylert.
Here are the steps to access the system.
1. Login to your Family Access account, which you can access from the district’s web page.
2. Click on the “Skylert” opening listed on the left-hand side.
3. Make changes to the information or change your preference-of-notification delivery.
4. Select the check-boxes in the columns to activate that mode of communication with the following headings:
Non-school hours emergency. For events that happen when school is not in session, such as school closings due to overnight storms.
School-hours emergency. For events that happen during the school day, such as early closings due to snow storms or other emergencies.
General. For informational purposes only for school events and other kinds of information. This will include regular school/program emails.
Food service. This will include messages when food-service balances are below $10 or if there is a negative balance.
Survey. This is for when the district wants to gather feedback on matters important to the school or the district. This option will be used only occasionally.
Even if you have checked phone numbers to receive text messages, you must also “opt in” to receive the text services for each number under the “Text Message Numbers” heading. You can also visit the district website to watch a video describing the Skylert messaging system.
If you do not know your Family Access login information, contact Marlyce Plante at 320-656-3701 ext. 1131 or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information or to ask questions, call Amy Trombley at 320-656-3701 ext. 1112 or contact her at email@example.com.