Text Messaging Service

  • Evanston Township High School utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages straight to your mobile phone with specific, important safety alerts.*

    You can participate in this free service** just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to ETHS’ short code number, 67587.

    You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”.

    SchoolMessenger is compliant with the Student Privacy Pledge™, so your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.

    SMS stands for Short Message Service and is commonly referred to as a “text message”. Most cell phones support this type of text messaging. If you’ve ever sent a text vote for a TV show to a number, you have used short code texting.

    Our notification provider, SchoolMessenger, uses a true SMS protocol developed by the telecommunications industry specifically for mass text messaging, referred to as “short code” texting. This method is fast, secure and highly reliable because it is strictly regulated by the wireless carriers and only allows access to approved providers.

    *You should NOT expect to receive text messages for regular school communications or for drills. At this time, ETHS is only using text messaging for lockdown (such as imminent danger by an intruder), soft lockdown (such as a community threat), and related all-clear messages.

    The school notification system is used for phone calls and email messages in cases of emergency and severe weather notices (details are available on the ETHS website: https://www.eths.k12.il.us/Page/843).

    ** Terms and Conditions - Message frequency varies. Standard message and data rates may apply. Mobile carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages. See schoolmessenger.com/txt for more information.

    As a reminder, information about disruptions to the school day will not be communicated with the public while an emergency situation is still in progress if a first responder determines that issuing an alert may compromise the efforts to contain, respond to, or mitigate the emergency. In those cases, information will be shared with the public after an all-clear is issued.