School Messenger

  • The West Milford Township Public School District uses a communication platform called School Messenger. Parent contact information, including phone number, email address, cell phone, etc., are obtained from our Realtime Student Information System and used to communicate messages from our schools. Messages can include: School Announcements, School closures, Emergencies, Attendance reports, Lunch account balances, Fees and fines, and more.
    How do I create and activate my account?
    Creating your School Messenger Account allows you to view and listen to messages from the West Milford Township Public School District, verify your contact information, and personalize how you receive these communications.

    There are two ways to activate your account:

       Smartphone App: iTunes App Store | Google Play App Store and search for School Messenger

    Here are the steps you need to create and activate your account:

    Click the website link above or download the School Messenger app on your smartphone.

    1. Enter the email address you use for Realtime and create a password. If you do not remember the email address or do not have an email address, please contact your school.
    2. An email will be sent to the email address you used. Please verify the account by following the instructions sent to the email.
    3. You will be asked to activate the account with an email sent from School Messenger.
    4. Click the activation link in the email.

    How do I manage phone calls or text messages?
    Once you've created your account, we'll automatically link the records associated with your email address in Realtime.
    Once you are logged in, you can:

    1. View the records associated with your account
    2. Review the last 30 days of messages for all your associated records.
    3. View your contact information and configure how you would like to receive notifications by clicking on the "settings" on the upper left corner, then "preferences".

    Please note: You cannot opt out from receiving emergency calls and notifications.

Opting-In for SMS Text Messages

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Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

  • The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is a law that was passed by the US Congress in 1991.  This law places restrictions on telephone solicitations and the us of automated telephone equipment, protecting the public from receiving unwanted phone calls.

    While schools enjoy exemptions from some of these restrictions, the preference configurations within the SchoolMessenger App allow you to set your consent state ("yes" or "no") for each phone number associated with your account.  With the exception of emergency calls, which cannot be exempted, any phone number whose consent state is set to "no" will not receive calls from SchoolMessenger.

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