Text Messaging To Begin October 7

Goshen Local Schools will soon offer a new text messaging service to our families beginning on October 7, 2016

We use SchoolMessenger to deliver all-call messages, and now will begin using the same service to send text message notifications to those who opt-in to the service.

On October 7 at 4:00p.m. we will send out a short text message to those numbers that have not already opted-in. Simply reply "Y" or "Yes" to the text to continue to receive messages.

The district will use text messaging only during times of urgent need, including emergency situations and snow day notifications. 

How to Opt-in

Each mobile device number from which recipients wish to receive text messages must be opted-in to the SchoolMessenger service. This is as simple as texting an opt-in key word (Y being the most commonly used) to the short code 67587.

Here is an informational flyer.

Wireless carriers require that common short code providers have the capability to verify that a particular phone number did indeed agree to allow you to send them text messages. The recipient’s text of “Y” (or “yes”) to your accounts short code is this verification.

Families not wishing to receive text messages to a particular number can simply do one of the following:
1. Don’t opt-in and don’t reply to the opt-in invitation message.
2. Text “STOP” to 67587 at any time.
3. Opt out online at