Communication is the backbone of any community, so in an effort to keep everyone informed, The MSR uses several different methods to relay messages to parents.

While simply speaking to your child about their day is a fantastic way to get personal information, getting information about upcoming events and other school information is also available through other methods.

Parents are empowered to choose and activate as many or as few of the following self-service communication methods available to stay informed.

Communication methods for 2017 are:

  1. Thursday Communications:  What:  MSR classroom information, upcoming school events, status and school news
  2. MSR PTO Blog PostsWhere:  http://www.themontessorischoolrochester.com/news  (PTO News column on the right)
    • What:  PTO functions, PTO community events, volunteer opportunities,  after-school programs, clubs, PTO newsletters…general fun stuff!
    • When:  Random intervals so check this page often.  Newsletter:  2nd Thurs of every month
  3. Facebook MSR Families Only pageWhere:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1192323147458772/
    • What:  Parent messages, questions and answers, classroom videos, event pictures, school and PTO functions and events, program reminders, more fun stuff.
    • Who:  ONLY parents/guardians and members of the immediate MSR community may join.  Requests to join must be approved.
    • When:  Daily/Hourly
  4. EmailWhere:  Your email address is registered with the MSR office (call the office to update your information)
    • What:  Upcoming events, lunch/trip/school forms, general information
    • When:  Few times a month.  When lengthy information is available or a reply is needed.
  5. Sandwich Board at EntranceWhere:  Under the tree at the entrance of the school in pickup/dropoff line
    • What:  Brief upcoming events/reminders
    • When:  Weekly
  6. Remind AppWhere:  Message directly to your mobile device or email
    1. What: Important reminders and time-sensitive information such as snow closings, upcoming events and deadlines in 160 characters or less
    2. When:  A few times a month, when time-sensitive or important messages must be communicated quickly and widely

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HOW DO I USE REMIND?

  1. Know the MSR class codesThey are available here on the Class/Parent Information page.
  2. Join a class to get text notifications:
    • Get text notifications:
      Participants text a unique class code to a Remind phone number.  Remind number is 81010. For example, if you wanted to join a class with the class code @math, you would text @math to 81010.
    • Get mobile app notifications.
      Download the mobile app for iOS and Android devices and create a new account (or log in if you already have one.) To join a class, tap the by Classes Joined and either join with your class code or search for your class. You’ll automatically get app notifications.
    • Get email notifications.Join online:
      Visit remind.com/join and enter the class code and your email address.
      • Join from your inbox: 
        Send a blank email to code@mail.remind.com. (If the class code were @math, for example, you’d send a blank email to math@mail.remind.com.) You’ll get a response with more instructions. 

If you don’t have a class code, you can log in to your account to search for your class.
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