Lowell Elementary School

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Parent Notification Changes - 'Opt In'

Emergency Notifications:


USD 465 utilizes an automated parent notification system called SchoolMessenger to quickly and efficiently notify parents of important district and school information. Such notices include information regarding school closures/delays, security alerts, absence notifications, cafeteria balances, upcoming school activities and more. 

Due to recent changes to the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), parents are now required to “opt in” to receive automated communications on their mobile device for non-emergency communication. This means parents must provide express consent to receive general messages through automated calls and SMS text messages on their mobile device(s). Consent is not required if the call or text is for emergency purposes or if made directly to a parent from a principal, teacher or other staff member.  The consent is also not required to communicate through email.  Please check to insure these email messages aren’t in your ‘Spam or Junk’ mail.


Steps to follow to “opt in”

1)   Go to the district website usd465.com

2)   Click the Enrollment tab and choose Parent PowerSchool

3)   Sign in using your username and password you created during enrollment

      (same as your parent portal)

4)   Once logged in, choose the E-Registration tab on the left of the screen under navigation

5)   Please begin updating any necessary student demographics (ie: change of address or

                                                       phone number)

6)  Continue through each tab by saving at the bottom of each screen

7)   Once at the [Permissions] tab please choose your “opt in” for the Telephone Consumer

       Protection Act, and review your responses that were previously submitted for the other

        permissions listed. You will need to sign before saving the permissions screen.

8)   Continue reviewing and updating; being sure to save at the bottom of each screen

9)   Once at the [Finish] tab repeat steps 4-8 for all of your students.

      (student names are listed on the top of the screen)