School district creates new communication service

By Tess Malijenovsky
The Beaufort Country School District is launching a new service this month that will deliver important information to parents and guardian via phone text messaging. This new service will enhance communication so that folks can be informed more quickly. Parents and guardians will only be sent information that is timely and relevant, promises Dr. Alford, Chief Instructional Services Officer of the Beaufort Country School District. Students, however, may also receive instructional content such as an SAT word or math problem of the day.
In order to participate in this new free text messaging service, text any of the following words to the number 68453: subscribe, option, yes. You’ll know you were successful if you receive the following reply message: You are registered to receive aprox 3 msgs/mo. Txt STOP to quit, HELP for help. You’ll want to repeat this process for any wireless numbers that you wish to include.
Just to be on the safe side, Dr. Alford also suggests that you ensure that your wireless numbers are logged in the school district’s student information database. If you haven’t already done so, you can contact your child’s school to provide them with that information.
One last note, while the school district does not charge for this service, it does not pay for text message charges that may be incurred by you for sending or receiving text messages. Please check with your wireless carrier for possible charges.

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