Remind Communication Platform
New for 2018-2019: District 128 has contracted with Remind for a new district-level upgrade to provide a safe and transparent means for all educators, activity sponsors and coaches to communicate with students via their cell phones. If you're not already familiar with Remind, it is a messaging tool that helps teachers engage students and parents every day as well as school administrators who wish to connect with their community school-wide.
Remind is free to use, and you'll be able to get and send messages on any device—even a simple text message from your phone!
As part of our rollout, official accounts will be created for all the educators, parents, and students at Libertyville High School and Vernon Hills High School. Within the first two weeks of the school year, you will receive an email or text message from Remind. Simply follow the steps in the message to finish setting up your account. If you do not receive a notification from Remind by September 8, contact your student’s LST to verify the cell phone information we have for you in PowerSchool.
Parents are not required to use Remind and will continue to have the option to communicate with staff via PowerSchool and email.
Some of the safety features of the D128 District Remind account include:
Users can safely text message while safeguarding personal cell numbers
Messages will be stored in a district message archive
Messages can easily be translated for student or parents who do not speak English
A voice conversation option via your cell phone
It is the District's expectation that staff will use a District 128 Remind account in lieu of any other texting resource to communicate with students via their cell phones. Staff members who already use Remind have been asked to merge their existing accounts with their District account.
We're excited to make connecting with our families safe and more engaging! If you have any technical questions regarding the D128 Remind Account, please contact Kate Isabelli at email@example.com. All other questions can be directed to Mick Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Todoric at email@example.com.
Informational Resources for Parents
View a video on how Remind works (and getting started) [2:00]