Columbia School District


Questions or Concerns?

Please use this Communications Guide Flow Chart  to help you determine the best person to contact with your concern.

Please call  between 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM so we can assist you.

Copy of Communication Flow Chart w Links

School Messenger

The Columbia School District uses the School Messenger automated system to communicate important information to families. Contact is made through home and cell phone numbers along with email addresses for each parent/guardian that we have on record. It is critical that we have correct contact information for all parents/guardians. If you have recently changed a phone number or email address, please notify the school office.

There are three (3) categories of messages:

We will continue to post information on school delays, closings or early dismissals on our website and social media (when power is available) and will contact the local television stations with this information, as well.

Text Messages

To receive SMS text messages:  YOU must initiate cell phone activation. Wireless carriers have very specific rules on their customers giving permission to receive certain “bulk” mail SMS text messages. Our vendor, School Messenger, has filed all the necessary paperwork to satisfy these rules. The messages are sent from their assigned “short code” number (67587). Please read the information below and follow the “Opt-In” instructions if you choose to use this additional means of communication.

The “Opt-In” ProcessTo “Opt-In”, text any one of the following words (subscribe, option or yes) to the number 67587.  If your action was successful, you will receive the following reply message: You are registered 4 SchoolMessenger notifications.  You will want to repeat this “Opt-In” process for each wireless number you wish to include.

Please note that our district does not pay for text message charges that may be incurred by you to receive these text messages. Please check with your wireless carrier for possible charges before you “Opt-In”.

To “Opt-Out."  Text STOP to 67587 at any time.

Student Handbook-2023-2024