Sign up for my text message system to stay in the loop on issues affecting our school district  (it also works with email, if you prefer).  I’ll let you know when there is important information or news you should know.  You can sign up by simply texting @zm4epsd to 81010 or 610-816-6523 from your phone, or by visiting https://www.remind.com/join/zm4epsd.

Why am I doing this?  I had many discussions with community members at the end of 2017 about the possibility of full day kindergarten in our district.  People shared many different opinions, but everyone I spoke to agreed that they wished there was a way to learn about these kinds of issues before the decisions were already made.   I asked everyone how I might help keep the community better informed, and offering text alerts was one suggestion I received.  So voila!

I understand that many people have busy lives, do not necessarily use social media regularly, and don’t have time to keep up with blogs and newsletters.  Short text updates are the perfect way to keep on top of school issues without having to bother with all of those things.

And here is some fine print: I promise not to spam you with lots of messages, generally no more than 1-3 per month and often less.  I’m using the same system (called Remind) that many teachers use to keep in touch with students and parents.  It allows text messages without ever directly sharing telephone numbers.  You can also easily start or stop the alerts at any time.  Please keep in mind too that I am offering this as a service to the community, as your elected school board representative.  The texts are my own, and don’t necessarily reflect the official position of the school board or the East Penn School District.  There is no charge for this service, but obviously regular text and data rates of your phone plan may apply.

And for those of you who don’t already know, I also share regular updates about the district via the blog here on this site, Facebook, and Twitter.

So sign up for text alerts right now by texting @zm4epsd to 610-816-6523 or by visiting https://www.remind.com/join/zm4epsd.  If you know someone else who might benefit from this too, you can print the instruction sheet below to share with them.  Let me know how you like how it does (or doesn’t) work!

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