The district's new mass notification provider requires that before a device can receive text messages from the school, an opt-in confirmation must be sent from the device.
On July 28 a text with the following text message was sent to all numbers that have been provided to the district by employees and our families: Republic R-3 School District text messages. Reply Y for aprx 3 msgs/mo. Txt HELP 4info. Msg&data rates may apply. See schoolmessenger.com/tm
TO CONTINUE RECEIVING TEXT MESSAGES FROM THE REPUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT YOU MUST REPLY “Y” TO THE MESSAGE. OR YOU CAN TEXT "Y" AT ANY TIME TO 67587.
Keep in mind, the district uses text messages to inform you about important information like school cancellations, upcoming events, and emergency situations. To ensure you are as informed as possible, please REPLY “Y” TO THE TEXT MESSAGE MENTIONED ABOVE (SENT JULY 28) OR SEND A NEW TEXT TO 67587 WITH THE MESSAGE "Y" TO CONTINUE RECEIVING TEXT MESSAGES FROM THE REPUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT.