Family/School communication is vital for a healthy school district and jmc has built-in text messaging capabilities in Office, Teacher, and our mobile apps. jmc can help connect teachers and parents with the super handy text messaging feature available in the jmc Teacher portal. Message a class, all advisees, or even your roster of students if you are the coach of an activity!

To start sending email and text messages to students and contacts assigned to you through classes, activities, or through your advisor role, head to the Message Center.

Step One: Select a radio button from the "Select" box to identify which contacts will receive your message.

  • By Course: select one or more of your courses by clicking the course name in the "Select" box.

  • By Random: select one or more of your students by clicking their name in the "Find" box. Need help finding a student? Begin entering their name in the "Find" field to jump to a specific student.

  • By Advisory Group: selecting this radio button will send a message to all students assigned to you as your advisee.

  • By Activity: if you have been assigned an activity (musical director, football coach, etc.) you can send messages to your activities roster by selecting the activity name in the "Activities" box.

Step Two: Select the "Both" radio button from the "Message Type" box to indicate you'd like to send both email and text messages at once.

Step Three: Place a checkmark in the checkbox for who should receive the emails and text messages.

  • Message Primary Contact: primary contact only

  • Message Students: student email addresses

Helpful Tip: Select both "Message Primary Contact" and "Message Students" if you'd like the information to go to both families and students.

Step Four: Click the "OK" button when you are ready to create your message.

Step Five: Enter a "Reply to Address" in the appropriate field to receive replies to your email message.

Step Six: Enter a "Subject" in the appropriate field to give recipients a sneak peek as to what your message is all about.

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

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

Helpful Tip: After sending the text message and email, 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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