The jmc Office Message Center makes sending out text messages to families or students during the school year or over the summer a breeze! With the click of a button, all families can be contacted within minutes and Office team can create the message being sent and schedule it right away or at a later date.
To get started sending text messages, log in to jmc Office and head to Message Center > Send Messages.
Step One: Select a radio button from the "Select" box to filter which student contacts to text. Then fill out the appropriate fields highlighted below.
Sequential: enter a range of student IDs in the "From" and "To" fields
Random: select one or more students by entering their name or student ID in the "Find" drop-down list
Grade: enter a grade level range in the "From" and "To" drop-down lists and select a gender using the "Gender" drop-down list
Advisor: enter a range of advisor IDs in the "From" and "To" fields
Course: select one or more courses by entering the course name or teacher name in the "Available Courses" drop-down list
Activity: select one or more activities by selecting the activity name in the "Activities" box
Bus Route #: select one or more bus route numbers from the "Route Bus #" drop-down list.
Random Contact: select one or more contacts by entering their name in the "Find" drop-down list
Tag: select a student tag from the "Tag" drop-down list
Step Two: Select the "Text Message" radio button from the "Message Type" box to send a text message.
Step Three: Place a checkmark in the appropriate checkbox(es) to send the message to the following contact types:
Contacts: all primary and secondary contacts
Primary Contacts Only: primary contacts only
Students: student cell numbers
Step Four: Click the "Send Now" or "Schedule Time" radio button to specify when your message should be sent.
Step Five (optional): If you select "Schedule Time", enter the send date and time in the appropriate fields or simply click the calendar and clock icons to send your message at a later date and time.
Step Six: Click the "OK" button to identify contact records and craft your text message.
Helpful Tip: Click the number of matching contact records to see a list of the message recipients before sending the message.
Step Seven: Craft your text message in the message box.
Helpful Tip: Have a text message with more than 1000 characters? Send a text message as a webpage link to avoid the carrier from breaking up your message into several messages.
Step Eight: Click the "Send" button to send the text message.
Fun Fact: After sending the text message, the list of names that were messaged as well as names not messaged will appear on the page to verify the intended delivery.