School Messenger Account & Preferences

posted Sep 24, 2019, 2:57 PM by Tania Gamache

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We have heard from some parents that they are not receiving communication from our school. Attendance and Emergency messages from the school are sent to all parents, regardless of your School Messenger Account status. However, if you have NOT yet set up your School Messenger account and preferences, you will not be receiving general email communications from the school or teachers. Your immediate attention to activate your School Messenger Account is required. Please see below for instructions to set up your account. Thank you!

School Messenger Communication:

The Ottawa Catholic School Board is using the School Messenger Communication system. All parents will continue to automatically receive attendance and emergency communications with this system. 

 Click here to set up an account and/or modify your account preferences. Please be sure to set your individual preferences to accept emails from the SCHOOL and TEACHERS. Email communication is a very important method of communication for the school. This system allows the school and teachers to email parents directly. Don't miss out, please set your account preferences today. 

School Messenger Parent Account User Guide

To create your account:

Using a computer, go to Click the Sign up link in the upper right corner. Type in your email address.Type in a password. Click the Sign up button at the bottom. SchoolMessenger will immediately send you a verification email to your email address. Open the email from SchoolMessenger and click on the link. It will bring you to the login screen again. Log in with the password. Your account should now be set up and you can go ahead and set your preferences.

To set your preferences:

Click on the menu icon (3 white bars) in the upper left corner.  Select Preferences from the drop-down menu. At the bottom of the screen, you will see 5 boxes, one for each message type we offer.  Click on each box, one at a time. A check mark next to the email address means that you will receive an email when that type of message is sent by the school. You can turn the check mark on and off by clicking the box beside the email address.