Text Messaging for Schools

Texting for K-12 Schools

Many schools face the problem that many students and their parents never check their email. That’s why more and more schools are turning to text messaging to reach their students, parents, and teachers. That’s because text messages are five times more effective than email, boasting a 98% read rate. Trumpia goes beyond simple mass messaging by adding powerful automation and targeting, ensuring that schools can better communicate with students and parents throughout the registration and enrollment process.

SMS Use Cases for K-12 Schools

Send Announcements Multiple Ways

While mass texting for schools is certainly the most effective form of communication, having other channels is vital too. Trumpia offers you a complete omni-channel solution to communicate with your staff and students. With email, SMS and voice notifications you can be sure that your messages get through to your students and staff via the channel they prefer. Trumpia offers a variety of ways to ensure your messages are seen, like:

  • SMS for hotels and hospitality iconSend Automated Reminders to Students and Parents

    Automated text reminders make your school’s job of reaching out to students with important deadlines so much more streamlined. You can schedule reminders in bulk, and they can all be sent at once to help alert students, staff, and parents at the same time. They are great for things like registration reminders, parent-teacher night notices, and for getting the word out about things like snow days or holidays.

    Send out more SMS messages iconCommunicate In Real-Time

    Being able to respond to student and parent questions quickly is paramount to ensure your school runs smoothly. With Landline texting your faculty, administrators, and counselors can exchange text messages with students and parents using their existing phone number. This lets them carry out text conversations with students without having to expose their personal number. Students can just effectively communicate with their counselors and not have to worry about phone tag or missed emails.

  • Critical alert sent through text message iconSend Text Alerts For Your School

    During a crisis, we offer a powerful and convenient Yes/No question feature that allows students and staff to indicate whether they are safe or not with our Automated Workflows. Your administration can then follow up with those who indicate they are in danger.

    1. 1.For example, your administration would send an alert to students and staff, and ask if they’re on campus.
    2. 2.For those who reply “No”, they would automatically be told to stay away from campus, and be sent updates. If they reply “Yes”, they would instantly be asked where they are on campus.
    3. 3.Based on their response, they would be sent a list of the buildings in that area and asked which one they’re in.
    4. 4.Based on that answer, they would be sent the specific building’s evacuation route.
    5. 5.Replies would also be updated in our system instantly, so evacuation personnel can get a good idea where and roughly how many people are in each building.

    SMS for universities iconHelp Prepare Students for College

    It’s vital to get students ready for college or trade schools. Trumpia’s text messaging for schools automates simple tasks like sending reminders for application deadlines, and even more complex campaigns, like targeted scholarship offerings, saving your staff valuable time and energy. For example, after a college fair, you can send a link to a form to learn more about the interests of those who attended. Based on their response in the form, you can automatically target students with our Smart Targeting to give them more information about your programs and course offerings that match their interests. Then, schedule a follow-up message containing information about scholarships that are offered for that college or in that field, all automatically.

Automated Use Case Templates for Schools

Trumpia’s automated workflow builder called Workbench comes loaded with prebuilt templates for schools. Build off of campaigns that other schools have found successful, and customize them with your unique messaging.

  • SMS for education iconCollege Fairs

    Send a link for attendees that leads them to a form to fill out what programs they’re most interested in. Then, automatically follow-up based on how they answered.

    Megaphone IconCritical Alerts

    Send out a mass alert to all your students, staff, and parents, and get a quick headcount by asking if anyone needs help.

What Schools Are Saying About Trumpia

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    “A local newspaper subscribes to the alert system as well. When the bomb threat happened, they got the news first from our text messages. That’s the speed a system like this can offer.”

    - Dr. Ronald Rowe: Superintendent of Mercer Area School District