Check Your Lakota Communication Preferences

Check Your Lakota Communication Preferences
Posted on 07/23/2020
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Before a new school year gets underway, be sure to log into your School Messenger account to make sure you are set up to receive communications in the manner you wish to receive them. Watch this video for a brief overview on how to navigate Lakota's notification system. 

Lakota is proud to offer a powerful mass notification system for delivering important school and district news and announcements via email, phone and text message. We encourage parents, employees and community members to take full advantage of the School Messenger platform, which provides these important benefits:

  • Customize your notification preferences. Choose which phone numbers and email addresses should receive which types of communications – emergency, weather-related, attendance or general school/district news and announcements.

  • No more annual updates. For current parents, guardians and staff, the new system automatically recognizes your associated school(s), grade level(s) and even language preference, and will update as this information changes in our databases to ensure you receive information pertaining to those associations. If you wish to sign up for general school communications outside of your immediate school associations, you will want to create a second account through our self sign-up portal.

  • Manage your sign-ups from a single platform. While we still ask that parents and guardians keep their information in Home Access Center updated for one-on-one communication needs, all mass notification sign-ups happen through Info Center.

If you are the official parent or guardian of a current Lakota student or a current employee with a valid Lakota email address, please log into School Messenger to make sure the phone numbers and email addresses being automatically pulled from Home Access Center (parents) and active directory (staff) are accurate and up-to-date. For your username, use the primary email address associated with your personal Home Access Center account (parents/guardians) or your Lakota email address (staff). Lakota staff who are also parents should set up two separate accounts; adjust your HAC email address to be something different than your Lakota email.

To receive text messages, be sure to select text messages for all mobile devices connected to your account. Federal regulations require Lakota to receive an opt-in, so be sure to reply "Y" when you receive the opt-in message from Lakota's short code, 675-87. If you miss the message, you can always text "Y" to this short code at any time from any mobile device already connected to your School Messenger account.

Click here for more information about signing up, viewing or changing your communication preferences.