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 staff 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 a bus route number 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 indicate you'd like to send a text message.

Step Three: Place a checkmark in the checkbox for who should receive the text message.

  • 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 select when you'd like to send your message.

Step Five: If you selected "Schedule Time" to send your message in the future enter the send date and time in the appropriate fields or simply click the calendar or clock icon.

Fun Fact: Selecting "Schedule Time" is great for sending out reminders created in advance and scheduled to be sent out later.

Step Six: Click the "OK" button when you are ready to craft your text message.

Fun Fact: The number of matching contact records is clickable to see a list of the message recipients before sending the message.

Step Seven: Create the text message you'd like to send 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.

Step Eight: Click the "Send" button to send the text message.

Fun Fact: Recipients will not be able to reply to text messages sent from jmc because they are unattended.

Helpful Tip: 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.

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