Text Messaging

Text messaging

The Anacortes School District uses text messaging as an additional communication tool to alert families and staff about closures, emergencies, and other important (timely) updates.  

If you would like to opt in to receive text messages, there are a few simple steps to take: 

1. What to do now? Confirm that your school has your accurate mobile phone number, if you want to receive text messages. Log into your Skyward Family Access Account. If your mobile number is not accurate, you can update your information through Skyward Family Access.

If you don’t know your Skyward login, you can reset your password through Skyward Family Access. Click on “Forgot your login/ password?” This will prompt you to enter your email address to reset your password. The system will take 5-7 minutes to send you a new password.

2. Next steps
Once you have verified that your mobile number is correct, you must “opt in” to receive the district’s notifications.

3. From your mobile phone, text “Y” or “Yes” to 67587 to opt in, or scan the QR code located on this flyerMore information on our text message system can be found here


Q. What if I want my student to receive text messages from the school?

  1. You will need to provide their mobile number in your Skyward Family Access Account and your student will also need to opt in (text Y to 67587) from their mobile phone.

Q. What kinds of messages will be communicated?

  1. Currently, we only plan to communicate emergency, school closures, and important timely updates.

Q. What if I don’t want to receive texts? Will I still know if school is closed?

  1. The district will use text in addition to its other methods of communication: Flash Alert, email, website, Facebook, Twitter, and robocalls.

Q. What if I decide that I no longer want to receive texts?

  1. Text “stop” to 67587

School contacts:

Anacortes High School: Carol Kirkpatrick - or (360) 503-1331

Cap Sante High School: Diele Harrold - or (360) 503-1365

Anacortes Middle School: Aimee Rudge - or (360) 503-1232

Fidalgo Elementary: Kristie Calvert - or (360) 503-1603

Island View Elementary: Heidi Parker - or (360) 503-1489

Mt. Erie Elementary: Melissa Reeder - or (360) 503-1500

Whitney: Andrea Frost - or (360) 503-1428

Other questions? Contact Torhil Ramsay in the Superintendent’s Office (360) 503-1211 or

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