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TCS News text message alerts from Remind

TCS News text message alerts via Remind Would you like timely updates via text message from Transylvania County Schools? Topics include:

* Weather * Menus * School Bond
* Arts * Academics * Athletics
* Celebrations * Board meetings * And more...

Join our pilot program! Text @tcsnews to 81010 or visit to register for updates. Great news for family and friends who aren't on social media, those without smartphones, or any community member.

Text message users: Please see the note below for Verizon Wireless customers, if you plan to use text messaging for alerts. Anyone may use the smartphone app, or turn on email notifications using the app or the Remind website, to avoid interruptions of alert messages from Remind.

We are committed to keeping you well-informed and connected. Many teachers, parents, and students already use Remind. Your child's school and teachers may also use Remind or other services (ClassDojo, SchoolMessenger) to keep in touch.

The @TCSNews pilot is a district-level source for important information from our website, and the main TCS pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

This text message service is optional. You may enroll or leave at any time. Text message charges may apply.

You can always stop TCS News updates by sending @LEAVE @TCSNews to 81010, or text @STOP to 81010 to block all texts from Remind.

Click to learn more and get started! You may also view and download complete directions in English and Spanish.

For Remind users who are also Verizon Wireless Customers:

Update #1: January 16, 2019

Remind is changing in January 2019 for Verizon Wireless customers. Verizon will begin charging a fee to Remind, and their customers will no longer be able to receive text message updates via Remind for free. We do not expect to pay for an upgrade to a school or district plan at this time.

To continue receiving updates without interruption, Verizon customers will need to download the smartphone app, turn on email notifications, or both.

The change happens January 28, 2019. If you have questions about the change, we have this Remind help document which also links to support pages on the Remind website, if needed.

Thank you for using Remind to stay in touch with your favorite teachers, coaches, and Transylvania County Schools!

Update #2: January 17, 2019

There has been a new development in this situation, and while all users may still download the smartphone app, turn on email notifications, or both, Verizon customers will no longer need to change their settings to continue using Remind to receive text message alerts. Read more below.

From an article on the EdSurge website:

By Wednesday evening, January 16, Verizon made it clear that it was not going to stand in the way of students, parents and educators and a tool many consider essential to classroom communication today.

"We are dedicated to ensuring that our network is available and accessible to users who rely on us for important information like school closings, classroom activities and more, " wrote Rich Young, a Verizon spokesperson, in a statement to EdSurge. "So to ensure [Remind] can continue offering this service in an economically reasonable manner, we will not charge for delivering these messages. "

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