Mass Texting Service For Schools
Students are always looking at their phones, but often emails go unread. Since they are on a phone, text messages are five times more likely to be read than emails. It’s no surprise then that more and more schools are turning to text messaging in order to reach their students. Message Launch is the most easy-to-use and cost-effective texting solution for engaging students, helping schools everywhere to better reach their students and parents and streamline how they communicate.
How Texting For Schools Work
In order to message your students, you need to get them to sign up for your texting program. You can do this with mobile keywords which collect student and parent phone numbers automatically so they can sign themselves up to receive alerts about your school wide announcements. This allows you to automatically grow your contact lists without having to manually enter information. You can promote your keywords through different channels like on your social media, on school grounds, on mailers, and on your students' take home forms.
Why Your School Needs Texting
Texting Gets More Results
98% of text messages are read, compared to just 22% of emails, meaning your text messages will reach parents and students more effectively.
Texting is Fast
90% of text messages are read within three minutes. This makes texting the most effective way to reach students and parents if there is a situation on campus.
Texting is Engaging
Text messages have an engagement rate that is up to eight times higher than email, meaning you get more engagement from students and parents.
Send Student Text Message Alerts
Message Launch’s intelligent texting solution allows you to target your messages to different subsets of students. That means that if you need to reach Engineering majors about new internships, you can send the message to them in seconds, and if you need to let Seniors know about upcoming graduation deadlines you can also reach them quickly and feel confident that your message will get seen, as 98% of text messages are read.
Answer Student & Parent Questions
Don’t just stop at sending an SMS message to your students and parents. Answer questions and provide more details with two-way texting. This is perfect for answering any questions about schedules, registration, or any other concerns they might have.
Send Student Text Message Alerts
When seconds matter, texting your students, staff and parents quickly is paramount to ensuring safety. Text alerts allow you to quickly let everyone affected know what the correct protocols are to ensure campus safety.
Message Launch’s Texting
Advantages For Schools
Our text alert system for schools goes beyond simple texting by giving you advanced functionality so you can effectively reach students and parents quickly.
Automated Data Capture
Targeting is only as accurate as the data you collect. Our automation enables you to ask questions and capture the responses instantly so that you can better target your messages. So if a student is interested in athletic programs after school, you can target your messages about athletic tryouts to them without sorting through lists yourself. Plus all data is automatically stored in your database, eliminating the need for manual entry.
When you have an upcoming event like class registration or summer school signups, Message Launch’s reminders make it easy to get the word out to parents and students quickly and effectively. Just set the date and time and we’ll take care of the rest!
Your Own Number
Unlike our competition, we don’t force you to share the same number as other users. With us, every account gets its own toll-free number for texting, rather than sharing one with hundreds of strangers. You can even use the same number as your school's office, to keep messaging consistent. Plus, our high-throughput toll-free numbers’ speed blows the competition out of the water!