Manage Your Contact Information for Snow Calls

Posted on: January 21, 2016

Dear Milford Parent/Guardian:

Our school district uses the SchoolMessenger Notification System to provide timely communication to parents and staff members regarding attendance, general interest activities, weekly newsletters, weather-related announcements, and school or district emergencies. SchoolMessenger pulls in contact information daily from DASL, our student data management system. Any changes to your email or phone numbers should always be reported to the school(s) your child(ren) attend so it can be updated in DASL.

There is a feature in SchoolMessenger that allows parents to create their own contact preference profile using SchoolMessenger’s Contact Manager web site. Contact Manager allows you to control the ways in which you prefer to be contacted. It also works like a mailbox, giving you a place to review messages you may have missed. For example, if you only want your cell to ring or a text at 5 a.m. on a snow day, you can change this preference through Contact Manager.

In order to use this feature, follow the steps below to create an account through the secure Contact Manager web site provided by SchoolMessenger.

Steps for setting up your account:

  1. Enter the following URL into your web browser:

  1. Click the “Sign Up Now” link near the bottom of the page.
  2. You will be taken to the “Sign Up” page where you will need to enter a valid email address, a password, and your name. Click “Sign Up” when you are done.

[Note: SchoolMessenger has a strict privacy policy and does not sell or distribute your contact information to any 3rd party.]

  1. Log in using your email address and password.
  2. Once you’ve activated your account, you’re ready to add your child to your account. Click the “Click here to begin” button. Select the option that says, “I do not have an Activation Code and want to activate by phone,” and click Next.  Add your child’s student ID, shown below.

Student ID for «First_Name» «Last_Name»: «Unique_ID»

  1. Simply follow the instructions on the page to call in and activate your account. You will need to be able to call into the system from one of the phone numbers associated with your child’s student record.
  2. When you have finished adding your child to your account, navigate to the “Contacts”tab and click the edit link to right of your child’s name. There you can simply check which types of messages you would like to receive and at which phone number or email address. Make sure that you click “Save” when you are done making changes.

Examples of Types of Messages

Non-School Hours Emergency - Weather-related delays or closings, water main break overnight.

School Hours Emergency - Water main break during the school day, safety threat  [Note:You cannot edit this field because of the nature of the communication]

 Attendance - Calls to parents/guardians for students who are absent or tardy without parent notification

 Food Service - Account balances, payment reminders

 General - Programs, activities, newsletters, district and building updates.

 Survey - Electronic survey questions

Check your email. There will be an Account Activation email which contains a link that you can use to authenticate your email address with your account. If you have other children attending school in this district, you will be able to add them all to the same Contact Manager account.

At any time you can simply go to to access your account.

Thank you for your cooperation as we work together to improve our communication tools.  If you have any questions about your contact information, please contact your child’s school. To learn more about SchoolMessenger, visit their web site at