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EOSD Text Messaging

The East Orange School District has expanded our mass telephone communications system to one that allows us to send district-level emergency and non-emergency messages to parents by text messaging via the SchoolMessenger System. This new system provides a faster, more direct way for EOSD to get information out quicker.
The text-messaging feature will not replace current communication methods. Schools will continue to send letters home and place automated calls to share school information with parents.
The new SchoolMessenger distribution system uses wireless/cell phone numbers that parents provide to the Department of Operations to be able to receive text messages. All wireless/cell phone numbers will be stored in FOCUS, our Student Information System, as a part of the students’ important contact information.
If the primary contact for each student would like to receive district level text messages regarding emergency and non-emergency events, please make sure the East Orange School District has your cell phone number on file.
You may submit your cell phone number by visiting:
Department of Operations
East Orange Board of Education
199 4th Ave., 4th Floor, East Orange, New Jersey, 07017
Once your cell phone number is in our Student Information System, you can Opt In to receive text messages by texting Y to 68453. Message and data rates may apply.