District and School Communication
One of the keys to student success and family engagement at Simsbury Public Schools (SPS) is ongoing and regular communication. Members of the SPS community will be able to access commonly used webpages, receive calendar updates, and receive push notifications by downloading our custom Simsbury Public Schools app from the Google Play and Apple App Stores.
Please be certain the email you provide in the yearly enrollment process is current. Reach out to your child’s school if you need to change your email address for any reason.
Below is an outline of the communication options that are available to our families and the greater community:
|Emails from Superintendent
|Superintendent Messages for regular district communication - Contacts 1 and 2 automatically downloaded from PowerSchool, no need to sign up
|Weekly Emails from your child’s School Principal
|Principal Weekly Communication - Contacts 1 and 2 automatically downloaded from PowerSchool, no need to sign up
|Henry James and Simsbury High School Daily Notices
|Download the Simsbury Public Schools App from the Apple or Google Play Store - Use the icon for HJMS or SHS Daily Announcements to directly access the daily notices for Henry James or Simsbury High School
|Emergency Emails from Superintendent or Principal
|Contacts 1-5 automatically downloaded from PowerSchool, no need to sign up
|Emergency Phone Messages through Robocalls
This will be used for:
|Emergency Communication through SMS Text Messages
Text "Yes" to 67587 to receive emergency text messages
Simsbury Public Schools Custom Mobile App
The Simsbury Public Schools Custom Mobile app is available on the Android Google Play and Apple iOS app stores under the name “Simsbury Public Schools”.Use this app to access:
PowerSchool Annual Enrollment -
Students and families in grades 7-12 can stay informed regarding class schedules, grading, and report cards.
Optional Teacher and Coach Communication App - School Messenger Communicate
The SchoolMessenger app is available on the Android Google Play and Apple iOS app stores under the name “SchoolMessenger.”
Capabilities of the SchoolMessenger app include both individual and group messaging (e.g., classes, sports teams, clubs…etc.) two-way messaging; the ability for teachers and families to exchange files, images, and videos (e.g. study guides, newsletters…etc.); and the ability to review all messages related to your child in a single, scrollable, “stream” view.
We will no longer be using Remind to communicate.