Wayne Public Schools uses the School Messenger home notification system to communicate important information to parents and staff. This software-driven, Internet-based system enables administrators from the district office and individual schools to send email and phone messages to all parents and staff in a few minutes. If no live person is reached via phone, the system will leave a message for an answering machine. If it encounters a busy signal, it will redial up to three times.
The home notification system uses the email addresses and phone numbers that parents have provided to their child's school and which are stored in our Student Information System. For staff, the system uses their wayneschools email address and the phone numbers in our Personnel system.
When a principal or other school official sends a message, they choose who will receive the message, they choose the "call type" - either "Emergency" or "Outreach," and they choose whether to make a phone call, an email, or both together.
By default, "Emergency" messages are sent to parent home and cell phone numbers, parent email addresses, staff home and cell phone numbers, and staff work email addresses. "Outreach" messages are sent to parent home phones and parent email addresses, and staff home phones and staff work email addresses.
The home notification system is also capable of making automated "Attendance" type phone calls. The district is using this technology starting with the high schools, and will branch out to the middle and elementary schools going forward. For "Attendance" calls, the system calls parent cell phones.
To change a phone number, change a call preference, or opt out of the home notification system:
- Parents — Log into your OnCourse Connect account to change phone and emails. (All address changes must be done through the school office.) If you forgot your username and/or password to OnCourse Connect, click here.
- Staff — Print and complete the Staff Change Form (available on our websites: Faculty & Staff Use>Staff Resources & Forms>HR Staff Forms and send it to Human Resources