Alert Information System


As part of our emergency planning and preparation, the Saco School Department utilizes an alert messaging system. This alert system allows the school system to call, text message, or send emails to parents instantaneously for a variety of purposes, including school cancellations or school emergencies. This alert system will not replace our practice of notifying the public of closings or other emergencies via the channels previously used, including local radio and television broadcasts.

The alert system is useful for other non-emergency school purposes that complement traditional home-school communication such as newsletters, flyers, Powerschool and the district website. With knowledge that many busy families are increasingly reliant on digital means of communication, our goal is to meaningfully expand the use of the alert system as part of a purposeful and well-rounded home-school communication effort.

The only costs associated with participation are fees charged through your wireless network provider for text messaging or data usage. Parents/Guardians may opt out of non-emergency notifications at any time.  If you have questions, please contact your child’s school.

In light of the FCC's TCPA requirements and general messaging best practices, we collect parental consent for non-emergency notification messages. To give permission to receive important school notifications, parents simply visit the online SchoolMessenger InfoCenter portal ( and indicate their messaging preferences, choosing how they want to be contacted.

Here is a short video to explain how to access parent preferences to change your contact methods:

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