Verizon Fee Marks End of Remind Messaging for Verizon Customers
Starting on Monday, January 28, text notifications will be ending for Verizon Wireless customers who use the free Remind service.
If a teacher communicates with their class on Remind: People who normally get your Remind messages as texts may no longer receive them.
If you have Verizon Wireless as your phone carrier: You’ll no longer receive Remind text notifications. To get messages, you’ll need to turn on smartphone or email notifications instead.
Why the Verizon fee affects free text messaging on Remind
To offer their text messaging service free of charge, Remind has always paid for each text that users receive or send. Now, Verizon is charging Remind an additional fee intended for companies that send spam over its network.
Your Remind messages aren’t spam, but that hasn’t helped resolve the issue with Verizon. The fee will increase Remind’s cost of supporting text messaging to at least 11 times their current cost—forcing them to end free Remind text messaging for the more than 7 million students, parents, and educators who have Verizon Wireless as their carrier.
What you can do
IMPORTANT: If you have a phone plan with Verizon Wireless, click here first to make sure you can still receive Remind messages on the app or by email after January 28.
School Board Recognition Week
To celebrate New York State’s annual School Board Recognition Week, October 22 nd – October 26 th , students, staff and community members joined in recognition at the Board of Education meeting Monday night. This is a time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members. Greenwich Central School District honors there board members for their commitment to Greenwich and its children.
“It takes strong schools to build a strong community, and these men and women devote countless hours to making sure our schools are helping every child learn at a higher level,” Superintendent Fish said. “They make the tough decisions every month and spend many hours studying education issues and regulations in order to provide the kind of accountability our citizens expect.”
Fish said the key work of school boards is to raise student achievement by:
Creating a shared vision for the future of education
———- Setting the direction of the school district to achieve the highest student performance
———- Providing accountability for student achievement results
———- Developing a budget that aligns district resources to improve achievement
———- Supporting a healthy school district culture in which to work and to learn
———- And much more!
The members serving our district are as follows: President Michael Conlin, Vice-President James Nolan, Jill Autiello, Erin Boivin and Laura Hall.
The recognition featured a presentation of books and STEM materials donated in the name of each board member to be placed in the Elementary Library Learning Lab and the 7-12 Library Media Center.
Greenwich students Lilly Smith and Rory Bain presented the books and STEM materials.
Greenwich Central School District Launches Mobile App
to Keep Community Informed and Involved
——————————District Calendar and Upcoming Events
——————————SchoolTool Parent Portal
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Flu Guidelines from the Center For Disease Control and Prevention
has released the following informational brochures regarding the flu and 2009 H1N1 strain.