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Emergency Notifications

Emergency Notifications

Types of Communication

Gilbert School District uses School Messenger to provide different types of communication to parents and staff.  This includes:

  • School Closings/Late Starts/Early Dismissals
  • School Emergencies
  • General Notifications and Information

How It Works

School Messenger connects directly to PowerSchool, our Student Information System, for phone and email data.  On a daily basis, we upload the following from PowerSchool:

  • Home phone number
  • Contact 1 and contact 2 cell phone numbers
  • Contact 1 and contact 2 emails

If you wish to enter additional/different phone numbers and emails, please login to your parent PowerSchool account, select E-registration and update your phone and email data.

Text Messaging Opt-In and Opt-Out

Parents/Guardians wishing to receive a text message alert may “opt-in” to this feature by sending a text message with the word “Subscribe” to 68453 from the cell phone they want to receive school alerts.  Note that standard text messaging rates apply for texts received from School Messenger. Not all service plans include SMS text messaging.
Text “Stop” to 68453 to opt out of receiving text messages.
If you need additional information, please contact Vicky Strom at stromv@gilbert.k12.ia.us or 515-232-3740.